THE BOWERY BOYS on DVD: continuing discussion of Warner's eventual release plans (NEW UPDATE 10/2 Po

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  1. Tony Bensley

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    Hello, DeWilson!

    Here is the list of as yet, unreleased Bowery Boys Titles, as previously posted by JeffT. Note that both MR. HEX and it's remake HOLD THAT HYPNOTIST will be on Volume 4, as well as the final Bowery Boys entry, IN THE MONEY.
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    This is great news . I hope this will also be pressed discs like the first two sets. Does anyone know?
     
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    It's pressed. It's advertised on the WBShop product page.
     
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    Ok Tony, we got the Laurel and Hardy sound flicks and soon all the Bowery Boys. What your suggestion we work on next? The L&H silents or the East Side Kids and Little Tough Guys? I'm pushing Warner's for the Dr. Kildare films. Then that will probably do me. Lol
     
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    Hi ahollis!

    While the Laurel & Hardy silents would be ideal, I'm afraid it's likely a no go for North America in the foreseeable future as Richard Feiner's terms for any such issue of them are so unreasonable they'll never see another issue in Region 1 so long as he holds the licensing rights for the Americas!

    Next on my list would be the Charley Chase and the Zasu Pitts/Thelma Todd/Patsy Kelly Hal Roach Sound Shorts. Each of the other series that you mention are in my opinion, also quite worthy of DVD/BluRay issue. Of course, I could list many more!

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    Agree with all thoughts.
     
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    Virtually anything new Hal Roach-wise would be would be welcome, but unfortunately there seems to be no movement on either fronts. Hopefully that changes in the near future.
     
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    I completely agree with you on all counts, Jo! On a brighter note, the remaining 12 Charley Chase Columbia Shorts are now available for pre--order through ClassicFlix, currently priced at $17.99. Below, is a direct link:
    http://www.classicflix.com/charley-chase-shorts-columbia-classics-p-14320.html

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    I'm thrilled that we have a third volume of The Bowery Boys. I usually order mine as soon as I hear the news, but I may have to wait a few days this time. I hope there will still be 'pressed' copies left...
     
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    Hi Joe!

    I had to wait over a month to order my first set through Movies Unlimited and I still got Pressed DVDs. Also, I recall reading some posts regarding people that were still able to get Volume One Pressed Discs several months after it was first issued, so I wouldn't worry about having to wait a few days to order. Just don't make my mistake in ordering from Amazon as they only have the DVD-R's, which I discovered the hard way with the Volume Two Set!

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    Do any film prints exist for the following East Side Kids movies:

    Mr. Muggs Steps Out, Follow the Leader, Block Busters, Bowery Champs,
    Docks of New York, Mr. Muggs Rides Again, Come Out Fighting


    I never see these films available anywhere. Are they lost forever?
     
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    While I haven't been able to find any of these East Side Kids titles on Amazon, renowned Film Critic Leonard Maltin has reviewed each of these titles, so I think it's reasonable to assume that they all exist in some form. Unfortunately, none of the above titles are listed as being available on video within his Second Edition Classic Movie Guide from 2010!

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    Regarding those East Side Kids movies, I think it's more a case of some of them being copyrighted and MGM just not giving a hoot about 95% of its Monogram holdings.
     
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    Just got a shipping notice from Warner Archive. Should easily be here by Tuesday.
     
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    I wish that I could say the same! Non U.S. Residents have to wait an extra week as Movies Unlimited won't be shipping THE BOWERY BOYS VOLUME THREE until October 11. It's too bad the Warner Archive doesn't ship to Canada, but at least I got a good deal with my pre-order!

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    On the subject of Stanley Clements , I'm kind of looking forward to seeing his films with an open mind. Still , I've always missed Leo Gorcey in those films - those are big shoes to fill! I'll bet I'd enjoy the SC films a lot more if I'd never seen the Gorcey films.
     
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    It's just a thought, but we're not so far from the time of year that a Stanley Clements led Bowery Boys marathon could be suitably capped (Before or after!) with a viewing of Stanley's most famous appearance (Appropriately as a Gang Leader!) in GOING MY WAY, which in my opinion is a fine Christmas Film!

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    Despite my Bowery Boys order not being scheduled to ship until Friday (Or so I assumed! At Movies Unlimited, the listed available date is 10/11/13.), my CC has already been charged, so I'm thinking my order may have already shipped in order to arrive somewhere around the October 11 date. I can hope, anyway!

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    I noticed on Movies Unlimited that THE BOWERY BOYS VOLUME THREE is no longer listed as a Pre-Order, and that the 10/11/13 availability date is no longer listed with the title. This tells me MU has been given the green light to ship them! Now, if only they could track international orders--SIGH!!

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    It did arrive today but I have no time to take a look. I can confirm the discs are pressed, for those who might be concerned.
     
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