Scattered DVD releases of Abbott & Costello releases have kept the fans happy for a while, but nothing like this. Universal is preparing Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection with 15 discs and 29 films.
The films in the set include One Night in the Tropics, Buck Privates, In the Navy, Hold That Ghost, Keep “Em Flying, Ride ”Em Cowboy, Pardon My Sarong, Who Done It?, It Ain’t Hay, Hit the Ice, In Society, Here Come the Co-Eds, The Naughty Nineties, Little Giant, The Time of Their Lives, Buck Privates Come Home, The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Mexican Hayride, Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff, Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion, Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, Comin’ Round the Mountain, Lost in Alaska, Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops and Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy.
The discs will add some nice supplements as well. trailers, production notes and audio commentaries will be available for many of the films. The featurettes The World of Abbott and Costello, Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld and Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters will all be included. The large box will also house a book on the history of the two performers.
The set will arrive in stores on October 28th and will carry a $119.98 suggested retail price.