5 More Marx Bros. re-issues on Nov. 9!

 
Old 07-12-04, 09:23 AM
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5 More Marx Bros. re-issues on Nov. 9!

Animal Crackers, The Cocoanuts, Duck Soup, Horse Feathers, Monkey Business will be re-issued by Universal on Nov. 9th. Retail is $59.98.
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I've never seen any of these movies, any good?

Will these have the same transfers and features as the old issues?
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I've never seen any of these movies, any good?
Well, 'Horse Feathers' is a personal favorite, 'Cocoanuts' isn't quite up to the par of the rest, 'Duck Soup' is the classic which ...

Oh, wait, I get it.

This news is extremely good. Now I can have all the great Marx brothers movies to go with all the bad ones.
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Sweetness! Hopefully on par with the recent WB boxset.
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No kidding. The old transfers of these movies were horrible, especially HORSEFEATHERS.
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Too bad the price isn't similar to the Abbott and Costello sets.
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Since they haven't yet specified one way or the other, I can't ask about the new specs ... but, regarding the old 'Horse Feathers', was it the same beat-to-shit transfer we've seen on VHS for all these years? You know, where the scene in which Chico gives a piano lesson has large gaps in frames and audio? Or was it, at least, the international version, which I've been led to understand doesn't have those problems?

Hopefully, they'll at *least* fix that ...
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hmmm....

Only available as a set - not separately? That's kind of lame. But I guess it's not too big a deal, since Cocoanuts is the only one I don't want.

Also, if they're not going to release these separately, they could have, very easily, put 2 films per disc on this, without sacrificing anything. But I guess that way they couldn't charge as much, since it'd be less discs - typical Universal hack/rip-off job...
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Universal confirmed that Duck Soup was being remastered, so we can at least hope they did the same for all 5 films.

Duck Soup didn't even look too bad on the old Image DVD.
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Will these be anamorphic?





















No, really. Will they?
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Horse Feathers still has a run time of 67 minutes? I had heard (and correct me if I'm wrong) that the 67 minute version was the running time for the television-edited version of HF.



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Originally posted by JasonF
Will these be anamorphic?





















No, really. Will they?
Kidding , right? What good would it be to make a 1:33 AOR film anamorphic?
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Yes!
I did my part by buying the recent Marx Brothers Collection, and I was hoping that if that set sold enough copies that the other Marx Brothers films would be re-issued. Now I just hope they do it right and have nice transfers and bonus features!
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Yes!
I did my part by buying the recent Marx Brothers Collection, and I was hoping that if that set sold enough copies that the other Marx Brothers films would be re-issued. Now I just hope they do it right and have nice transfers and bonus features!
Seconded - My wife want Animal Crackers and Duck Soup. I almost bought them on laserdisc a few weeks ago, glad I did not.
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No kidding. The old transfers of these movies were horrible, especially HORSEFEATHERS.
They were worse than horrible....
Hope they cleaned them up.
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Originally posted by Groucho
I've never seen any of these movies, any good?

1. Duck Soup
2. Horse Feathers
3. Animal Crackers
4. Monkey Business

Can't say I saw 'Cocoanuts'
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I hope they release them seperatley. All I really want is Duck Soup and Animal Crackers to go with A Night at the Opera.
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If Amazon does their standard 30% off discount, these films will be around $7.56 each with STL.

Obviously, some of us (including this poster) have been spoiled by the per-film-price of the Abbott & Costello franchise collections if we're complaining about the cost of this set.
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I think Universal realized they dramatically under-priced their A&C films, and it's a lot harder to raise the prices than to lower them.
They were whoring out their product in cheap packs just at the time they were being bought by NBC. I think now that the deal went through and they didn't all get fired, they'll probably try to take a little more time and care with their releases. We'll probably end up with more bad transfers and manufacturing problems still, after all...they are Universal!
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Finally, Duck Soup Reissued.
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