Martin and Lewis Films?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Drew Salzan, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. Drew Salzan

    Drew Salzan Second Unit

    Apr 22, 2004
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    Any plans on the horizon to release the Martin and Lewis films on DVD in their OAR's?
  2. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator

    Jul 3, 1997
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    Ronald Epstein
    Well, after all this time it looks as if the
    prime Jerry Lewis films are about to make their
    DVD debut this year in other region(s), but with
    uncertainty to region 1.

    The problem is not Paramount, but rather Mr.
    Lewis himself. It has taken a long time for
    the comedian to get around to giving his
    blessings to these releases.

    It is our hope that with this first batch of
    Jerry Lewis product being released to DVD, we
    will see some of the M&L team efforts soon thereafter.
  3. Peter Kline

    Peter Kline Cinematographer

    Feb 9, 1999
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    Jerry seems to be well on his way to recovery. Recent pictures show him very slimmed down from where he was a year ago. As to the Martin & Lewis films, they would be a great double bill release but Jerry has no big equity in them as he does his solo ones. So, I suspect that it's not a top priority with him at the moment.
  4. Jaime_Weinman

    Jaime_Weinman Supporting Actor

    Mar 19, 2001
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    I would gladly get "Artists and Models" and "Hollywood or Bust" on DVD. Both are spectacularly bizarre Frank Tashlin films, with his trademark sense of humour and pop-culture spoofery (plus his obsession with women's legs and feet), and the VHS versions don't do justice to the colour photography. (A lot of those mid-'50s VistaVision movies really cry out for full-fledged restoration, but failing that I'll take a well-remastered DVD.)

    In fact, there's hardly any Tashlin on DVD, which is a shame. Fox (or Criterion) should get around to his masterpieces, "The Girl Can't Help It" and (especially) "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter."

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