Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald on DVD

You know, it's a crazy thing that Warner Movies didn't release the Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald films on DVD years ago. In fact, there's been an online petition about it since the early 2000s. Finally, they have decided to open the canisters and let the films out. Last May, Elizabeth and I were so thrilled that we counted the days. The reason: Naughty Marietta and Sweethearts came out on disc. Sweethearts is our favorite Eddy and MacDonald film, so we were pretty happy that it was one of the first two.

Then, we were again thrilled to see Bittersweet on the 'new releases' announcements for last Fall. Not one of their best films, granted, but still worth getting. We haven't actually gotten it yet, as we've been waiting for Amazon.com to sell it --- but they just got it!

It gets even better: Today, Warner Movies released Balalaika (a Nelson Eddy solo film) and two solo films for Jeanette MacDonald, The Firefly and Broadway Serenade. I Married an Angel also came out today, but even the most loyal fans have to draw the line somewhere and that one is over our line. So, this gives us three more DVDs to "procure". I certainly hope that Warner keeps up the good work and continues to make these hidden gems available to the public. Elizabeth and I are still waiting on New Moon and Rose-Marie, so maybe those will be on the 'new releases' list in a few months!

Well, nothing extraordinary happened today --- other than having two un-solicited phone calls. I got caught up on laundry and worked around here. Made some Zucchini bread with the zucchini that I grated in the Summer. Can't wait to see how it turned out. Fun stuff in store for tomorrow, so that'll be another post.
More later.

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