Why no Jerry Lewis on DVD?

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  1. Gunnar Syren

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    Except for a sorry excuse for a DVD by Madacy (At War With The Army), the only Jerry Lewis title I can find on DVD is The Nutty Professor. I don't count his uncredited cameo on A Mad Mad Mad Mad World...
    So why is this? Imdb lists over 70 titles. Granted some of these are documentaries and cameos, but there are still a lot of films with Jerry Lewis that should be on DVD.
     
  2. Adam Tyner

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    Maybe The Day The Clown Cried will at long last make its debut... [​IMG]
    Road to Bali and the original The Nutty Professor are available domestically on DVD as well. I'm assuming you wouldn't consider Mr. Saturday Night since it's just a cameo, but that's on DVD as well. I've never seen Road To Bali, but his role in that seems fairly small as well.
     
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    Guys,
    I am going to make it a point to talk to
    Martin Blythe at Paramount and alert him
    to this thread, as well as a (coincidently)
    very similar thread posted on another forum
    that questions the lack of Jerry Lewis releases.
    I am a huge Jerry Lewis fan. My favorites
    include The Errand Boy and Cinderfella.
    I have asked Martin as early as last year (2000)
    about getting these films out on DVD. At the time,
    it did not seem high on his list of titles to get out.
    From my understanding, the rights to the films are
    owned by none other than Jerry Lewis himself. It is
    ny hope that Paramount will negotiate to get these
    films out.
    Don't forget that Columbia also has late 60's
    Jerry Lewis releases including The Big Mouth
    and Don't raise the bridge, lower the river.
    I will alert Martin to this thread.
     
  4. Glenn Overholt

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    Thank you! I will certainly pick up the entire Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis set as well as a few others.

    Glenn
     
  5. Peter Kline

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    We've discussed this before, but it would be great to have all the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis films on DVD, perhaps as double bills. All were made for Paramount.
    My Friend Irma (1949) - Small Parts in this one
    My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)
    At War With the Army (1950) - In Public Domain
    That's My Boy (1951)
    Sailor Beware (1951)
    Jumping Jacks (1952)
    The Stooge (1952)
    Scared Stiff (1953)
    The Caddy (1953)
    Money From Home (1953)
    Living It Up (1954)
    Three Ring Circus (1954)
    You're Never Too Young (1955)
    Artists and Models (1955)
    Pardners (1956)
    Hollywood Or Bust with Anita Ekberg (the Bust part) (1956)*
    *revised as per Glenn's note below.
    As far as Jerry's solo films, some of the best are also from Paramount. Maybe it's a conservative plot from those who bemoan the lack of enough Charlton Heston films on DVD?[​IMG]
     
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    Maybe if the French had invented the DVD player, then we'd have Jerry Lewis comin' out of our ears!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Gunnar Syren

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    You know, I actually checked Amazon.fr to see if there were any French releases of his movies, but no...
     
  8. Glenn Overholt

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    Peter, you missed one! Hollywood or Bust - 1956

    Glenn
     

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