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Joe Caps

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Saw over at digitalbits that r 2 is getting a 19 disc boxed set of deanna Durbin that includes all but two of her films.
this is awesome - what are the chances we will get this set here?
 

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The set contains: Up In Central Park, That Certain Age, Something In The Wind, Lady On A Train, It Started With Eve, His Brother's Sister, I'll Be Yours, Hers To Hold, Nice Girl?, Three Smart Girls, Three Smart Girls Grow Up, First Love, 100 Men And A Girl, Mad About Music, Because Of Him, Can't Help Singing, For The Love Of Mary, The Amazing Mrs Holliday, Three Smart Girls

The retail price in the UK is £199.99, and the cheapest I've seen it on-line is £149.99 (about $275!)

It's at Amazon here
 

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I doubt Universal would release a 19 disc set in R1. More likely than not, they would take the approach they took with the "Sweetheart Pack" where they release 6-8 films on 2-discs with another couple of volumes.

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You can buy the DVDs individually in the UK. Some have been out for over a year. I just got CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY and have a few others on the way to me.

The discs aren't much, just the film without any real extras.

But I don't know why they are getting an R2 release but not in the US. I mean, Deanna saved Universal from bankruptcy. You'd think they wouldn't forget her like that. All her VHS are all out of print as well.
 

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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY is very good. I have a couple more on the way to me so I'll let you know what those are like.
 

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I too, watched my R2 copy of Christmas Holiday just the other night and was more than pleased with it.
 

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I've watched a few more of the R2 DVDs and all have had very good transfers, with the exception of HERS TO HOLD which isn't the best. A lot of scratches and the picture goes from too bright to too dark with each shot it seems. Still, it is highly watchable and I guess it never even made it to VHS in the US so it is worth seeing.
 

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It sure seems lots of people saved Universal from bankruptcy. I've heard that claim most frequently regarding Abbott & Costello, and also the second wave of horror films (Son of & House of Frankenstein, the cheap Mummy sequels), Ma & Pa Kettle, and just the other day WC Fields was given that credit too. And now Deanna. Seems like that studio was perpetually on the verge of Chapter 11.:D
 

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Deanna's first two films brought Universal back from the brink in 1936, paving the way for cheap horror sequels to come. :) ...And of all of the people to save Universal from bankruptcy, how many were Canadian, eh? So that makes her special. :)

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