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The Abbott & Costello Complete Universal Pictures Sets: Could A Blu-Ray Version Be Next?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Tony Bensley, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. Message #161 of 187 Jun 11, 2017
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    John Sparks

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    Just went through the OUT TAKES only and these are the films and run times:

    PARDON MY SARONG: 3:44
    IT AIN'T HAY: 7:04
    HIT THE ICE: 12:31
    LITTLE GIANT: 18:33
    MEET FRANKENSTEIN: 15:22
    AFRICA SCREAMS: 9:11

    WOW! 65 minutes plus worth of out takes in only 6 movies. I wonder what else is out there?!

    I'd say 90-95% of these we have not seen and you'll be thrilled, as I was, to see how clear these out takes are.

    Every time we see them, they are so battered and old looking, these are as good as some of the first SDs of their movies.

    Can't wait to get to the rest of the disc!
     
  2. John Sparks

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    Richard, I think you would have to contact Steve at Thunderbean for that info.
     
  3. Brent S

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    It is on DVD. It's a Blu/DVD combo pack.
     

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  4. John Sparks

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    Brent, you're right. One BD, one SD and the BD-R.
     
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    I was at Walmart today and found some Abbott & Costello DVD sets that are for sale. The Best of Abbott & Costello Vol 1. The First 8 movies, 9.88, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, 6.88, and Abbott & Costello Meet The Mummy, 6.88. No flippers, all single sided. I thought it was a great deal!
     
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  6. Message #166 of 187 Sep 16, 2017
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    Tony Bensley

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    Below is a list of recent Blu-ray releases of Abbott & Costello Features originally released by Universal, and other studios:

    ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY* (1955) - Available individually, and as part of THE MUMMY: COMPLETE LEGACY COLLECTION (Universal)
    THE NOOSE HANGS HIGH (1948) - An Eagle-Lion Films production, originally distributed by MGM (Classic Flix)
    DANCE WITH ME, HENRY* (1956) - A United Artists production (Olive)

    * Released in its original Aspect Ratio.

    CHEERS! :)
     
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    Actually the Blu-ray's of Noose Hangs High and Dance With Me,Henry were released by ClassicFlix and Olive.
     
  8. Tony Bensley

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    That's what I get for trusting my memory! Sorry about that! I've made the necessary corrections. Thanks.

    CHEERS! :)
     
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  10. Tony Bensley

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    I'll add that for those who have been on the fence in getting all 28 Abbott And Costello Universal Features (For those who still have the previous mid '00s flipper sets, IT AIN'T HAY is included in the above listed set!), at under a buck per film, today's a great day to pull the trigger!

    CHEERS!:)
     
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    My grandson *loves* the routines "Who's on First" and "13 x 7 = 28" (probably his favorite - he proved it to his math teacher in the 5th grade - she's my age [we had some college classes together] and had never seen that one before!). He's laughed at every one of those we've watched together. Looks like he's going to get his own copy for Christmas! :D Thanks!
     
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    Thanks for posting the sale info. I have the flipper sets and never got around to picking this up. This is a great price for this set and I just placed my order.
     
  14. Tony Bensley

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    You can retire those flipper disc sets with confidence, as a couple of the features have had niggling issues rectified, such as BUCK PRIVATES (1941) and ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948) no longer having the bordered imaging at the end, which in my opinion, really mars the end gag in the former. Also, as an added bonus (All of the flipper set bonus features do remain!), six of the features include commentary tracks by among others, Gregory Mank, Ron Palumbo, and HTF's own Bob Furmanek! :)

    CHEERS! :)
     
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    Thanks for the info, Tony. This set is an upgrade in several ways. And the price is really great!

    I wonder if this set going at this price means a Bluray set is on the horizon?
     
  16. Tony Bensley

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    I for one, wouldn't read too much into that deep discount pricing. A few years back, I was able to get "The Three Stooges Ultimate Collection" DVD set for under $30 on Amazon Canada (I know that U.S. Amazon has had similar discounts!), and the only "reissue" it's had to date, is a 17 DVD set that's minus the 3 disc "Rarities" collection. We can hope, though.

    CHEERS! :)
     
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    that price didn't last long.....back up to $91.99 today.
     
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    I ordered it while the sale was still on.. I prefer the box sets to be vertical , which this re-release is. I have the horizontal trunk but it takes up too much space :)
    Watch Universal announce a blu ray set for all of the titles shortly lol :D
     
  19. Message #179 of 187 Oct 18, 2017
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    its still 25.49 ...the 91.99 is one of the sellers, fulfilled by amazon ..only thing is if you buy it from amazon it "usually"ships in 2- 4 weeks...ordered anyway, suppose to get nov 3 -nov 24 free shipping...I can wait
     
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    On meet Frankenstein . This dvd has 15 min of out-takes that is not on the official blu-ray ? If not where did this footage come from ?
     

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