Monday, April 6, 2009

“Uncle Carl Laemmle/has a very large faemmle…” – Ogden Nash

In Friday’s Warner Archives post, I mentioned that Universal’s occasional foray into releasing a lot of their library titles consisted of re-releasing previous titles with new packaging—but a quick glance this morning at the new releases added to DVD Price Search’s engine indicates that I spoke a bit out of turn. Three films will be introduced to disc come July 7th (similar to their earlier releases like The Major and the Minor, The Heiress, Midnight, etc.): The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936), Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944) and Lonely are the Brave (1962). Brave’s the only title of interest to me here, and since I already own a Region 2 version there’s not much for me to be excited about—still, I wanted to be able to give Universal a fair hearing. (Of course, they haven’t completely seen the light—the week before they’ll be releasing Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition, so the more things change the more they remain insane.)

In other DVD news, TDOY correspondent Bob “Master of His (Public) Domain” Huggins reports that there are a few nuggets to be panned over at The Adventures of Superman, Complete Seasons 3 & 4, Kung Fu: Season 3 and Wonder Woman: Season 2 can be had for 11.98 each, and The Best of the Price is Right and The Best of Password are selling for $6.95 a pop. Get ‘em while you can, TV fans…I have a feeling they’re going to run out of the Superman sets soon.

1 comment:

Bobh said...

Since my original note to Ivan, has added some additional classic TV titles for $11.98.

Adventures of Superman - season 1
Dukes of Hazzard - seasons 2, 4, 6
F-Troop - seasons 1, 2
Welcome Back Kotter - season 1

The combined seasons 3 & 4 release of "Superman" is still available as of this posting.

There are also some more modern shows like "ER" and "Murphy Brown" that can be had for $11.98 as well.