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Matt Hough

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For their first color film, screen comics Bud Abbott and Lou Costello decided to go the fantasy route with Jean Yarbrough’s Jack and the Beanstalk, a film designed more for the team’s hordes of youthful fans rather than their elders.



Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)



Released: 12 Apr 1952
Rated: Passed
Runtime: 70 min




Director: Jean Yarbrough
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy



Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Buddy Baer
Writer(s): Nathaniel Curtis, Pat Costello



Plot: Abbott & Costello's version of the famous fairy tale, about a young boy who trades the family cow for magic beans.



IMDB rating: 5.8
MetaScore: N/A





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Studio: Warner Brothers
Distributed By: ClassicFlix
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Bob, after the initial release of this sells out (as you predict it will), will Classicflix continue to offer it in some configuration? In other words, will it go out of print?
 

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Not sure why that's even a question considering the reviews of the prior VCI disc noted it was full of dirt and damage, affecting both video and sound, and this review rates both video and audio a 5 of 5.
 

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I watched my Beanstalk disc over last weekend and it looked amazing on my projector. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

There was one brief moment (2 sec or less) near the beginning where the video froze but the sound continued, then the video continued. Not sure if this is a glitch in my disc, or if there was some video damage that had to be removed so we have a second or two of freeze frame? Nothing major, IMO. It was just as the storm comes up and Jack and Henry discover that the Prince has been kidnapped from the woods.

I don't consider myself the biggest fan of A&C in general, but I did laugh out loud quite often. :laugh:
 

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That freeze has been there from day one. They decided after filming the scene that they needed an overdub of the lightning clap and sound effect so froze the image for multiple frames.
 

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That freeze has been there from day one. They decided after filming the scene that they needed an overdub of the lightning clap and sound effect so froze the image for multiple frames.
I figured there was a logical explanation, but hadn't read anything about it anywhere and this was the first time I'd ever seen the film. ;)
 

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