Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection Hits Blu-ray In November

If you’re a fan of Svengoolie (and why aren’t you), the horror host mentions that besides the classic Universal monsters, the biggest requests and ratings the show gets is when he digs into the Abbott and Costello filmography. The comedy duo were a massive success at the box office when they left the vaudeville stage for Hollywood soundstages. Lou Costello was the slapstick target who was an easy mark for trouble. Bud Abbott was the ultimate straight man who could set up jokes for Lou and also slam his sidekick out of the park. They quickly became the biggest stars at Universal not wearing rubber on their faces. They even brought back the monsters with them meeting Frankenstein, The Mummy, the Invisible Man and Boris Karloff. Abbott and Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection upgrades to Bluray their 28 movies made for the studio. Along with the TV specials about their careers including one hosted by Jerry Seinfeld, there’s new bonus features about the duo. There’s so much in the steamer trunk boxset. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory with all the fun to arrive in time for Thanksgiving:

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO: THE COMPLETE UNIVERSAL PICTURES COLLECTION
COMES TO BLU-RAY NOVEMBER 19, 2019

All 28 films together in one high-definition set!

Los Angeles, CA – This holiday season, every Universal Pictures film from the most popular comedy duo of all time comes home when Abbott and Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection hits Blu-ray™ for the first time as a complete collection on November 19, 2019 from Shout! Factory.

The Complete Universal Pictures Collection comes loaded with bonus features, including 10 new audio commentaries, a collectible book, and a bonus disc with more than eight hours of content. Celebrating the 80th anniversary of Abbott and Costello’s first film One Night in the Tropics, the massive 15-disc set is the ultimate tribute to two of the funniest and most enduring comedians in contemporary history.

Get ready to laugh out loud as this collection comes packed with all 28 of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello’s iconic films from the height of their popularity at Universal Pictures, spanning 1940-1965. Featuring their most popular movies such as Buck Privates, Who Done It? and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, this set is filled with some of the most hilarious routines of all time including “Who’s on First?”!

Complete List of Films
· Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
· Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion
· Abbott and Costello Lost in Alaska
· Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
· Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
· Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops
· Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
· Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
· Buck Privates
· Buck Privates Come Home
· Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man
· Comin’ Round the Mountain
· Here Come the Co-Eds
· Hit the Ice
· Hold that Ghost
· In Society
· In the Navy
· It Ain’t Hay
· Keep ‘Em Flying
· Little Giant
· Mexican Hayride
· One Night in the Tropics
· Pardon My Sarong
· Ride ‘Em Cowboy
· The Naughty Nineties
· The Time of Their Lives
· The Wistful Widow
· Who Done It?

Complete List of Bonus Features
Disc 1:
ONE NIGHT IN THE TROPICS
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
BUCK PRIVATES
· Audio Commentary by authors/film historians Bob Furmanek and Ron Palumbo (Abbott and Costello in Hollywood)
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
Disc 2:
IN THE NAVY
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
HOLD THAT GHOST
· Audio Commentary by film historian Jeff Miller
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
Disc 3:
KEEP ‘EM FLYING
· NEW Audio Commentary by author/film historian Scott Allen Nollen
· Recruitment Short/Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
RIDE ‘EM COWBOY
· NEW Audio Commentary by author/film historian Scott Allen Nollen
· NEW Audio Commentary by author/film historian James L. Neibaur
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
Disc 4:
PARDON MY SARONG
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
WHO DONE IT?
· Audio Commentary with film historian Frank Coniff
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
Disc 5:
IT AIN’T HAY
· NEW Audio Commentary by author/film historian Scott Allen Nollen
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
HIT THE ICE
· NEW Audio Commentary by author/film historian Scott Allen Nollen
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
Disc 6:
IN SOCIETY
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
HERE COME THE CO-EDS
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
Disc 7:
THE NAUGHTY NINETIES
· NEW Audio Commentary by author/film historian Scott Allen Nollen
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
LITTLE GIANT
· NEW Audio Commentary by author/film historian Scott Allen Nollen
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
Disc 8:
THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES
· Audio Commentary with film historian Frank Thompson
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
BUCK PRIVATES COME HOME
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
Disc 9:
THE WISTFUL WIDOW OF WAGON GAP
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN
· Audio Commentary by film historian Gregory William Mank
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
Disc 10:
MEXICAN HAYRIDE
· NEW Audio Commentary by author/film historian Scott Allen Nollen
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE KILLER, BORIS KARLOFF
· NEW Audio Commentary by author/film historian Troy Howarth
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
Disc 11:
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO IN THE FOREIGN LEGION
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE INVISIBLE MAN
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
Disc 12:
COMIN ROUND THE MOUNTAIN
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
LOST IN ALASKA
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
Disc 13:
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO GO TO MARS
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
· Audio Commentary by film historians Tom Weaver and Richard Serivani
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
Disc 14:
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE KEYSTONE KOPS
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY
· NEW Audio Commentary by author/film historian Troy Howarth
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery
· Production Notes
Disc 15:
THE WORLD OF ABBOTT AND COSTELLO
ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET JERRY SEINFELD
ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET THE MONSTERS

Bonus Features:
· NEW Abbott and Costello: Their Lives and Legacy – featuring interviews with Chris Costello (daughter of Lou Costello) and Ron Palumbo (co-author of Abbott and Costello In Hollywood)
· NEW Abbott and Costello: Film Stories – featuring an interview with author/film historian James L. Neibaur (The Monster Movies of Universal Studios)
· NEW Abbott and Costello: Behind the Scenes – Ron Palumbo talks about the various writers and directors
· NEW Abbott & Costello Meet Castle Films – 8 of Abbott and Costello’s best Castle Films 8mm/16mm films
· Outtakes from Pardon My Sarong, It Ain’t Hay, Hit the Ice, Little Giant and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
· The Abbott and Costello Trailer Reel

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