Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Hey pallies, likes stops the presses dude. While checkin' our email, we found a google Dino-'lert that sent us to the pad for the 'net site of "Modern Times Magazine" that features an interview with our most beloved Dino's most beloved partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis. While the interview by Mr. David Fantle and Mr. Tom Johnson is well scribed, we gotta 'fess up what really drew our Dino-attentionado was the announcement contained in the prose 'bout the recent release by Warner Archive of most of the Martin and Lewis comedies on DVD.
This is great great news pallies 'cause somewhat long time 'go the Paramount sets of the Dino and Jerry flicks went outta print and if they coulda be found they were sellin' for sky high prices. 'gain likes with the Paramount releases, Warner Archives is releasin' two volumes. As you will note below, volume one will feature the first eight of the films. Volume two contains 5 of the later releases. The titles contained in each set is listed below. As in the past releases, the sets will not contain "At War With The Army," "Money From Home," and "Three Ring Circus." While the first two are available separately, as well as we know "Three Ring Circus" has never been released on DVD.
'Though we have our own original sets from Paramount, likes we were so so bummed when then went outta print 'cause so so many pallies have not yet got their sets....so this news from the pallies at "Modern Times Magazine" is truly wonderful news to Dino-philes every where! Likes no one can say that our Dino doesn't gives his pallies second changes...so likes if you ain't got the Martin and Lewis comedies yet....run don't walk to your nearest vid store to order 'em...or to your nearest 'puter to gets 'em.
We sez our thanks to the folks at Warner Archives for releasin' these classics and to Mr. David Fantle and Mr. Tom Johnson of MTM for spreadin' the Dino-work, We have included only the portion of the prose that shares this great great Dino-news, To reads the whole interview in it's entirety, simply likes clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report. Dino-delightedly, DMP
By David Fantle and Tom Johnson
Reel to real Special for Modern Times Magazine
Nov. 17, 2014 — Long before their legendary and acrimonious split, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were paired together as one of the greatest comedy duos ever to tear up nightclubs – and then Hollywood.
In the years just after World War II and before television became a staple in homes all over America, Martin and Lewis’s unique brand of anarchic slapstick (what they could do with a seltzer bottle would make your head swim … usually in seltzer!), heckling and verbal jousting reduced audiences to uncontrollable fits of laughter.
Although the sheer pandemonium the duo incited in nightclubs was never and probably couldn’t ever be duplicated on the big screen, the chemistry Martin and Lewis shared as a team can be glimpsed in many of their films – especially the early movies they made under the auspices of producer Hal Wallis at Paramount Pictures.
This week, Warner Archive is releasing two volumes of Martin & Lewis’s classic Paramount comedies. The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Collection, Volume One includes their first film, 1949's My Friend Irma, as well as 1950’s My Friend Irma Goes West; 1951's That My Boy" 1952's Sailor Beware, Jumping Jacks and The Stooge; and 1953's Scared Stiff and The Caddy.
The second volume includes 1954's Living It Up; 1955's You're Never Too Young and Artists and Models; and 1956's Pardners and Hollywood or Bust.
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