This program presents a double feature of vintage comedies starring beloved funnyman Bob Hope: in ROAD TO BALI (1952) Hope joins with crooner Bing Crosby to rescue the lovely Dorothy Lamour from a plethora of jungle danger... more »s; and in MY FAVORITE BRUNETTE (1947) Hope plays a baby photographer who gets mixed up with gangsters for a bubbly slapstick spoof of the hardboiled detective genre.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: COMEDY Rating: NR UPC: 637581201221 Manufacturer No: 20122« less
William J. (billystan3) from AUBURN, NY Reviewed on 12/4/2012...
This is one of my personal favorites starring Bob Hope. The other cast members, some of the best of that era really make this a fun, lovable mocvie. This is good, wholesome comedy. This movie and others like it are what we watched as kids growing up in the 50's and 60's, not the violent, sex filled, cuss filled television we see today. Do not mistake me for a prude, I just feel that at home, with our children present is not the place for all of that. At the movie theater I can go for, I like a good actionor drama myself, just not at home.
This is deffinately one non-animated movie the entire family can enjoy from grandma to little Suzy. I will not watch most of the musicals from that era, the music is not at all my style. Actors like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby,Steve McQueen, And who can forget John Wayne,Will go down in film making history as some already have.Thie time and place in America's history is shown in full blast every time one of these films are shown. Enjoy.
Victoria G. from SAN ANSELMO, CA Reviewed on 2/24/2009...
2 classics; must be remastered they look and sound excellent.
This disc is a 50/50 proposition.
Daniel J. Filice | Burbank, CA United States | 01/27/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a huge Bob Hope fan. I have many of his films on tape and DVD. "My Favorite Brunette" was always one of my favorite Bob Hope films. I have an old tape version of "Brunette" that he personally signed for me many years ago. After reading reviews of how great Morengo Films did with this DVD, I readily bought this disc. I was really excited about the prospect of a "Brunette" transfer that would finally be better than the cruddy verison I have on tape or the copy I taped off of The Disney Channel. I can't say how disappointed I was in "Brunette" on this DVD. I swear the film must have been run through a dust bowl before it was transferred. My Disney Channel copy was ten times better, so either a better print exists somewhere or Disney spent time and money making their copy much cleaner. Makes me wonder how much worse the other DVD releases are of "Brunette." "Bali" was just fine on this DVD. Oh well, at least I don't need to rewind a tape."
Daniel J. Filice was right
David Wilmot | St. Louis, MO USA | 03/29/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the DVD on the recommendation of the person who blessed Marengo Films. She must have been in their employ. The print from which my old Goodtimes tape of "My Favorite Brunette" was made was much cleaner. It's the one I'll keep."
Classic Bob Hope
Daniel J. Filice | 08/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is a joy to watch Bob Hope anytime. He was a great American and both of these films are really fun to watch. Road to Bali is an excellent print and My Favorite Brunette is obviously a little less so, but it is still a very nice print... probably a "B". I found both films up to par, the studio has cleaned the sound on them and for the money this DVD is a very nice bargan."
MARENGO COMPLETES RESTORATION
Craig H. Cosgray | DALLAS, TEXAS USA | 02/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Marengo Films has just completed our second restoration of My Favorite Brunette. The older version of this film has been replaced and we believe our customers will welcome the change.
Our company spent thousands of dollars last year replacing several our our company's early prints with better products. DVD software, sound design software and editing software has changed since we first encoded this particular film. We have actively used these new tools and new prints to upgrade our product line.
We believe our customers will be thrilled with both prints.
We appreciate your business and as always we guarantee satisfaction of our products.
Craig Cosgray President Marengo Films"
THESE TITLES DESERVE MAJOR RESTORATION
T. A. Hansen | eagan, mn USA | 01/21/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My Favorite Brunette is an extremely well acted and funny movie. The image/sound quality of the films on this Marengo DVD is better than average and the great material makes any defect less noticeable."