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Legends of Hollywood - Bob Hope Series
Legends of Hollywood - Bob Hope Series
Actors: Bob Hope, Peter Lorre, Roy Rogers, Bing Crosby, Lon Chaney Jr. and Phyllis Diller
Director: Various
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Musicals & Performing Arts, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2008     14hr 10min

He is one of Hollywood's greatest entertainers here highlighted in 10 of his most beloved films - four newly restored in high definition:The Lemon Drop KidRoad to Rio (NEWLY RESTORED MASTER)The Great LoverSon of Paleface (...  more »

     
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Actors: Bob Hope, Peter Lorre, Roy Rogers, Bing Crosby, Lon Chaney Jr. and Phyllis Diller
Director: Various
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Musicals & Performing Arts, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Romantic Comedies, Classic Comedies, Love & Romance, Family Films, Fantasy, Musicals, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Navarre Corporation
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/08/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 14hr 10min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaDVD Credits: 5
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Worth it for the re-mastered My Favorite Brunette
Rick L. Parrish | 03/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are four re-mastered films in this inexpensive collection: The aforementioned Brunette, Road to Rio, Road to Bali, and Son of Paleface.
Some of Hope's funniest. The other movies are good copies. My personal favorite (My Favorite Brunette) outshines even my HD copy (yes a week after the death of HD-DVD was announced I got all excited when My Favorite Brunette turned up on my doorstep from Amazon a long ago pre-order arriving just after the funeral!). The HD transfer was a big disappointment especially in those early prison scenes. In this collection the restoration is the best that can be achieved with the original elements and long, long overdue. Seeing him mix it up with Peter Lorre is worth the price of admission alone. Normally with this kind of low-priced collection I am quite leary. This one transcends the genre in a couple of ways. The restored films are on two single-sided disks (thank heavens), two to a disc. The rest of the collection and there are plenty of gems there too are on the usual double-sided discs, but the case is well designed for individual discs and not too fragile if you're carefull. So I would recommend this collection to any serious Bob Hope fan on the strength of My Favorite Brunette alone but I don't have to because it's not bad on all counts and well worth the price."
Finally a decent copy of My Favorite Brunette
Boaz1969 | Somerville,MA | 06/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this collection just for My Favoritye Brunette. One of Bob Hope's best movies and finally a version that is good enough to watch. For $8.99 you can't go wrong. Now I can only hope BCI remasters The Cat and the Canary (1939)."
Excellent Value-Very good mix of Bob's movies
Victor L. Hudson | San Diego, CA | 06/12/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This has 10 Bob Hope movies and 4 are newly restored:
Road to Rio
Road To Bali
Son Of Paleface (with Roy Rogers and Trigger)
My Favorite Brunette

My girlfriend didn't realize that Bob was this funny with his one-liners in Road to Bali. Even if you don't like all the movies in this collection I would still suggest buying this as it is less expensive than a movie matinee and considering the era I would say at least there are 3 of the movies that really stand out. Good quality DVD's and nice packaging."