Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > DVD Talk
Reload this Page >

When will Mame the musical hit DVD?

DVD Talk Talk about DVDs and Movies on DVD including Covers and Cases

When will Mame the musical hit DVD?

Old 12-09-05, 06:42 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Preston, Lancashire , ENGLAND
Posts: 242
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
When will Mame the musical hit DVD?

The Lucille Ball musical from 1974 Mame is long overdue on the DVD format.

I know that the film is not well regarded , by a lot of people, but I love the spectacular sets and costumes and it does have a couple of great musical numbers, admittedley, they're marred for many by the rather unfortunate singing voice of Miss Ball!! The Bosom Buddies number remains a standout performance, by Bea Arthur and lucille Ball, although at the time it was cut from the movie, however the laserdisc release had it in full!

I'm also wondering what other titles, musical and non musical Warner Bros has "up it's sleeve" for 2006? It is also time the two color Technicolor Fay Wray/Lionel Atwill releases from Warner Bros in 1932/33, Dr X and The Mystery of The Wax Museum were given an outing together again - I know Mystery is out on the House Of Wax DVD!
Old 12-09-05, 12:46 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 149
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Old 12-09-05, 03:43 PM
Cool New Member
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 22
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm not sure what you're talking about regarding the bosom buddies number...I saw the film the first week it played in theaters (at the Ciinerma Dome in Hollywood) and the bosom buddies was there. It's always been there. I have a VHS copy of the movie and the number is there.
Old 12-09-05, 11:22 PM
Join Date: May 2002
Location: San Francisco. CA
Posts: 63
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I've seen "Mame" many times including when it opened at Radio City and when I was in college, it was on HBO a lot. It always had "Bosom Buddies" in it.
Old 12-10-05, 06:17 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Preston, Lancashire , ENGLAND
Posts: 242
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm certain that, when I first saw the movie the number was partially excised ie there was a chorus but not the whole song as it appears on the original movie soundtrack!

Anyway when Warner bros finally does get around to releasing the movie on DVD it appear in the complete version.
Old 03-05-07, 12:35 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 11,974
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Mame is going to be released on June 19th, 2007. More info here:


and here:
Old 03-05-07, 02:14 PM
DVD Talk Legend
The Valeyard's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Building attractions one theme park at a time.
Posts: 10,669
Received 18 Likes on 12 Posts
My wife is going to be very happy. This is her #1 most requested DVD.
Old 03-10-07, 09:13 AM
New Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 9
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I remember Bosom Buddies being absent a couple of times when it played on TV, but it was there the first time I saw it broadcast. That always made me wonder if I had imagined seeing it the first time. Then I got the VHS and poof there it was. Must have been a time restraint thing to squeeze in a few more advertising dollars in commercials.
Old 06-25-07, 08:10 PM
DVD Talk Special Edition
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Førresfjorden Norway
Posts: 1,144
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Received my copy of Mame this week. I honestly didnt expect to be as please with the release as I am.

After suffering through endless releases of this film, I finally have an OAR version, or near OAR. The OAR is listed as 2.35:1, however the picture looks slightly less than this, however, you get a full widescreen experience.

The picture quaility is excellent as is the sound.
There few extra's just a couple of trailers.

Had I know this would have been included in the soon to be released Lucille Ball 5 movie box set, I would have waited and got that instead. I'll probably pick it up anyway.

Mame was the first film I looked for when I got my first DVD player back in 1998. Much has been said about Lucille Balls performance but I think its charming. I love Angela Landsbury as mame, equally, for different reasons, but for me, Lucy is Mame. (and she reminds me of my mom in this picture hehe).

I find the vocals in Mame to be in keeping with the style in the 70s. Many musicals of the time feature odd vocals, and though I wish Balls voice was up to snuff in 74, I still think she carries the tunes with charm.

For the Mame fans, this release will not disappoint. I was happy to see the IMDB rating has creeped above the 5.0 mark too.


PS: Don't blame me, I voted for Saxon.... heheheheh very funny. Classic.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.