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5th March 2007 21:43  #1

demiscy Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 589
MAME for the first time on DVD
From the DVD Times:

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of the
Lucille Ball Collection for 19th June 2007. Those who `love Lucy' may
be surprised to learn that Ms. Ball had nearly 20 years of big-screen
credits prior to launching the TV show that made her a household
name, and WHV will debut on DVD five of the films she made from 1940
through 1974: Critic's Choice, Dance Girl Dance, Du Barry Was a Lady,
The Big Street and Mame. In addition, Best Foot Forward will be
available separately for the first time nationally. All the films
will include special features such as Oscar® nominated vintage short
subjects, featurettes and classic cartoons. Packaged as a collectible
gift set, the five-disc Lucille Ball Collection will sell for $49.92
SRP, with individual titles and Best Foot Forward available for
$19.97 SRP.


Mame (1974)
This lavish 1974 screen version of the beloved Broadway musical stars
Lucille Ball as a high-living grande dame who's outlandishly
eccentric and, when suddenly faced with raising an orphaned nephew,
fiercely loving. Veterans of the New York stage original join her:
Beatrice Arthur as best friend Vera, Jane Connell as prim governess
Agnes Gooch, choreographer Onna White and director Gene Saks. As
Mame's husband Beauregard, Robert Preston (The Music Man) sings
Loving You, written specially for the film. Jerry Herman's songs,
from It's Today to We Need a Little Christmas and If He Walked into
My Life, rank among the best show tunes ever.

Special Features:
Vintage featurette Lucky Mame
Theatrical trailer
Subtitles: English (feature film only)

5th March 2007 22:40  #2

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,085 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I've had MAME on DVD for ages, although I'm guessing that's something different Wink

6th March 2007 9:29  #3

demiscy Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 589
I should have put the word "Officially" on the title then.. lol

6th March 2007 10:34  #4

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,085 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I'm talking about a different sort of MAME. It was a joke.

6th March 2007 12:32  #5

demiscy Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 589
oh.. sorry then!
I thought you had recorded it off a recent showing on the tv

6th March 2007 17:55  #6

Edgeworth Member Join Date: July 2004 Location: United States Posts: 256 Send a message via AIM to Edgeworth Send a message via MSN to Edgeworth
Chris Gould wrote: I've had MAME on DVD for ages, although I'm guessing that's something different Wink

With it capitalized in the subject, that's kind of what I was expecting. Embarrassed

22nd June 2007 0:01  #7

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
DId anyone get this yet

22nd June 2007 7:08  #8

demiscy Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 589
It got shipped from Amazon a day prior to the release date so I am waiting for it probably next week to "come home" Happy

Good thing they included english subs!

22nd June 2007 17:35  #9

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
post a review when you can

25th June 2007 12:37  #10

demiscy Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 589
MY Review of the DVD

It came today in the post and I had the chance seeing a few hillarious scenes with Bea Arthur.
Overall the picture quality is very good considering the age of the movie! Although I noticed in some occations the picture becoming blurry specially when showing only Mame.

The audio is excellent (again having in mind the age of the movie)

The only extra is a recap of all the MAME movie with a narrator through the scenes explaining who is who and which actor plays what!
This recap however is NOT remastered (video nor audio)

And last but not least, we have the Theatrical Trailer which IS remastered and crystal clear in picture!

Here are a few screencaps:




25th June 2007 23:48  #11

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
thank you

26th June 2007 12:08  #12

demiscy Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 589
you are welcome!

26th June 2007 15:33  #13

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I have not watched it in years.  I can't waite to see it again

21st August 2007 21:14  #14

teapot Member Join Date: August 2007 Location: United States Posts: 3
Mame is an excellent guilty pleasure. My DVD arrived just yesterday. The film is presented beautifully, even if the audio's just in mono. *If only the soundtrack could have been made into an acceptable stereo version. They've tried to do it for years and just couldn't.*

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