Universal: Abbott & Costello movies needed on DVD

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  1. Eugene Esterly

    Eugene Esterly Supporting Actor

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    Universal,

    Please release these Abbott & Costello movies on DVD which are:

    One Night in the Tropics
    Hold That Ghost
    Keep 'Em Flying
    Ride 'Em Cowboy
    Pardon My Sarong
    Who Done It?
    It Ain't Hay
    Hit the Ice
    In Society
    Here Come the Co-eds
    Naughty Nineties
    Little Giant
    Time of Their Lives
    Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
    Noose Hangs High
    Mexican Hayride
    Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
    Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
    Comin' Round the Mountain
    Lost in Alaska
    Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
    Fireman Save My Child
    Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops
    Dance with Me Henry
     
  2. Randy Korstick

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    Fireman Save my Child is not an Abbott and Costello movie. They were scheduled to make and started on it but when Lou fell ill it was taken over by Spike Jones.

    Dance with me Henry and Noose Hangs High are owned by Warner.

    But please Universal release the 28 films you own including re-releases of the out of print previous releases
     
  3. Dick

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    Good list there. Many of these titles were very second-rate efforts, but in their heyday, their movies were quite good. I have a particular fondness for RIDE 'EM COWBOY, perhaps because I owned an excerpt of it on 8mm (Castle Films...remember those?)
     
  4. Larry Sutliff

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    I would buy any Abbott and Costello film on DVD, especially their early efforts like HOLD THAT GHOST and later classics like THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES.
     
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    I'd jump at any and all Abbott and Costello movies.
     
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    In my youth, I was a great Abbott & Costello fan. Couldn't collect pop bottles (@ 2 cent return deposit rate) fast enough to earn my dime to get into their movies.
    The one I long for most in DVD format is:
    THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES (1946)
    I hope someone at Universal is thinking about this one.
     
  7. Derek M Germano

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    HOLD THAT GHOST and THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES were the ideal double feature on Laserdisc and would be the same on DVD.
     
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    Sounds as though an 8-title box set is due to arrive in February, including HOLD THAT GHOST, BUCK PRIVATES, RIDE 'EM COWBOY, etc.
     
  9. Randy Korstick

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    Looks like we got an answer already. This looks like a great set. Go to www.dvddrive-in.com for the annoucement. Hopefully the rest of Universal's 28 movies will follow quickly in future sets. This is one of the best announcements for me in awhile.
    Thanks alot Universal I will be in line for this and the Ma and Pa Kettle set. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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