Fox announce 'The Jayne Mansfield Collection' in August

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  1. John Hodson

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    From DVD Times:

    Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Jayne Mansfield Collection for 8th August 2006 priced at $49.98 SRP. Available on DVD for the first time, this set includes Girl Can’t Help It, Sheriff of Fractured Jaw and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    Only those details, but the artwork is here
     
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    WOO HOO! I just caught part of GCHI on AMC the other day and was wondering if this set was still coming- Love the box art too.
    price seems kind steep for just three films- but if the transfer are good and you can get it for under $30 online, i won't complain.
    This and the Grable set all within just a couple months time- life is sweet for the moment
     
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    [​IMG] Somebody's taking a cue from Warner Bros!

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    So much for those that were giving grief to Fox about not releasing Mansfield films to dvd, but that MSRP is still too high. That's quite a lot for just three films. Anyhow, a matter of supply and demand so we'll see how this boxset sells.




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    More Frank Tashlin! Finally, after I thought FOX would abandon this release. The box artwork looks great (esp. with the vintage 20th Century Fox logo). Hopefully they'll be fully restored with decent extras.
     
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    She makes grand pa feel like twenty one...

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    I have the UK Region 2 version of THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT and while it still looks quite nice with reasonably good sharpness and excellent Colors, it is non Anamorphic 4:3 Letterbox and only Mono Sound.

    I would imagine that this new Region 1 release will at least be Anamorphic, but will it be Stereo?
    Most of the recordings of the early Rock and Roll Stars featured would have been Mono, so was this ever in Stereo?
     
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    frankly, I have never found any evidence that Girl cant Help it was stereo. This is also the perios that Fox began to do some scope mono films including Teenage Rebel, Love Me Tender, Oh Men Oh Women.
     
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    i wonder if mariska hargitay is aware of this release coming out. she should do some promotion on it for it to sell better.
     
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    I've seen the Australian version of The Girl Can't Help It, as released by Umbrella Entertainment. The only feature of note is an interview with John Waters about the film. I wish Fox would let him do a commentary for the film, his analysis is hilarious. But I guess Fox would think he was too low brow... but isn't the film low brow? I think the film is quite funny.
     
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    I am hoping that Fox has done a new transfer and extras for the Region 1 set hence the price. Also the higer price may be due to song royalties - most likely the main reason why TGCHI was delayed so many years in the US?

    I have been waiting for these several years but if we can get them for around $10-$13 each then it's worth it.
     
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    What happened to "THE WAYWARD BUS", I haven't seen that one in a 100 years. I liked that one better than "FRACTURED JAW" !!!!!!!!!
    Are there enough for a second box set ?
    Or are they saving that one for a JOAN COLLINS set ???
     
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    I always used to call that film "The Wayward Busts"- I mean, any film with Jayne Mansfield and Joan Collins in it HAS to be top-heavy in stars!
     
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    I want this one. Then I'd like to hear Bobby Troup singing THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT.
     
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    Wayward Bus has been out of circulation for years because of rights problems with the steinbeck estate, so I was not surprised when it was canceled out of the set.
     
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    Here are the special features for the two Tashlin films (Sheriff of Fractured Jaw is bare-bones):

    The Girl Can't Help It
    “Jayne Mansfield: Blonde Ambition” (documentary)
    Commentary by film historian Toby Miller

    Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
    Commentary by film historian Dana Polan
     
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    Not exactly stacked, then.

    So to speak.
     
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    No , definately CinemaScope though I'm not sure it was 4 track stereo.
     
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    I just picked this set up for $29.87 and free shipping. While FRACTURED JAW was only OK, the other two are great films, and the commentaries are excellent. Frank Tashlin is at his feature film prime, with great use of color and sight gags, as well as a sharp sense of satire. The bit in SUCCESS with Tony Randall and the television watchers' intermission is priceless.
     

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