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Universal Studios Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection on 28th October 2008 priced at $119.98 SRP. This collection brings together 28 films across 15 discs in premium packaging which also features an exclusive book "Abbott & Costello: The Universal Story" with details on the team's legacy and their films at Universal Pictures.

The films: 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 Ani’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; Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy.

All 28 films are presented in 1.33:1 Full Frame with English DD2.0 Mono audio and English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. There are 2 films per disc, with all titles including Production Notes and the majority also include Theatrical Trailers. Additionally there are 6 films with audio commentary by film historians.

Commentaries:

Buck Privates - with Film Historians Bob Furmanek and Ron Palumbo
Hold That Ghost - with Film Historian Jeff Miller
Who Done It? - with Film Historian Frank Coniff
The Time of Their Lives - with Film Historian Frank Thompson
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein - with Film Historian Gregory W. Mank
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - with Film Historians Tom Weaver and Richard Scrivani

The films without trailers are: Pardon My Sarong; It Ani’t Hay; The Naughty Nineties; Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff; Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion; Comin’ Round the Mountain; Lost in Alaska; Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops.

Disc 29 is a bonus-disc with the following additional extras:

  • The World of Abbott and Costello
  • Abbott & Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld
  • Abbott & Costello Meet the Monsters

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