Universal... can we get a Mae West collection?

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  1. Eric Huffstutler

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    Nearly 20 years ago, Universal released a series of all of Mae West's films on VHS, much like Fox did with Marilyn. Later or about the same time, 5 of them were included in a box LD set. Three titles found their way to Image and released on DVD but ownership has gone back to Universal.

    There are only 10 movies she made with this studio from the original series, all done in the 1930's. Being that they are also short films, don't see any reason why Universal couldn't place 2-3 movies on a disc like they did the Monster Legacy collections?

    Here are the titles... anyone else interested in seeing the same?


    Night After Night
    Belle of the Nineties
    Klondike Annie
    The Heat's On
    She Done Him Wrong
    Goin'To Town
    Every Day's a Holiday
    I'm No Angel
    Go West Young Man
    My Little Chickadee

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    A "Joe Louis" collection would be nice too![​IMG]
     
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    I would love to see a Mae West collection too. They should release it alongside a W.C Fields collection.

    My only hope is the fact that Universal is starting to release films from the 40's on DVD. Maybe the 30's aren't too far off.
     
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    I'm very lucky to have an Image DVD of my favorite Mae West film, "I'm No Angel". With the release of "Myra Breckenridge" by Fox, it does seem odd that no news has been announced yet on an Universal DVD rerelease of the West titles. The fact that Universal has gone back into its catalog more agressively in recent months (Abbott & Costello, the monster films, Ma & Pa Kettle, and the soon-to-arrive Deanna Durbin Collection) gives me hope. Now, what about a Maria Montez collection? I want "Cobra Woman"- 'giff me dat cobra jool'!
     
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    It's been a couple of months since I originally posted this and wonder if Universal has said anything yet about Mae West titles, singular or box sets? I know many years back they releases a Mae West collection on VHS so know the source is there. A few found their way to Image for distribution but would like to see them ALL hit DVD before the source is destroyed from age and neglect!

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    There is a wealth of other Paramount titles from the 1930's I would also love to see from Universal Home Video:

    Devil and the Deep
    Island of Lost Souls
    Trail of the Lonesome Pine
    The Big Broadcast
    International House
    Dr. Cyclops
    The Clara Bow sound features
    All of the Ernst Lubitsch films
    All of the Burns and Allen films

    Who owns the rights to all of the Paramount cartoon shorts?
    I would like to see the George Pal Puppetoons, for example.
     
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    Another great big vote for more Mae West on DVD. The few Universals that were released and are now OOP don't even have the trailers which were on VHS. There is a fan base out there for these, and it shouldn't be that difficult to slap 'em on a few discs and make a bunch of us happy campers.

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    I'd like to see a Mae West COllection, too, but I'm not holding my breath. I don't think the LD box sold well (I remember that it was widely available at a deep discount).
     
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    Bob,

    Keep in mind that back in the day of Laser Dics, they were as common as people owning plasma TV now... not that many as opposed to almost every household now owns a DVD player. The market is there now as it wasn't before so should sell better.

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    Count me in for a Mae West Collection on DVD, as well. I own the three OOP Image titles--they are now selling for quite a bit on Amazon Shops, have not checked e-Bay. She is too influential and important a figure to be neglected on DVD for too long.

    -Jon
     
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    Thought I would bring this thread back towards the top and find out if anyone has heard anything about Mae West disc or sets anytime soon? I see "My Little Chickadee" in the W.C. Fields collection so wondered...
     

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