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Turner, or whoever owns it, please put this version on DVD!


In glorious black-and-white, of course, so that the 1951 "Show Boat" will not be the only one on DVD.

IMDB, take note, this version is not on DVD yet, so you might want to revise that section "DVD details" for this film.



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can I second that? and add that the dvd should be released in Australia

I'm a big Show Boat Fan and Irene Dunne is one of my favourites.

As far as I know this version hasn't been on tv here and the video isn't available either, so I've never seen it and I really really want to.

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I don't understand what's wrong with the IMDB regarding this film. They never look at some sections of the website, apparently. They should realize that the Irene Dunne-Allan Jones 1936 version of "Show Boat" is not on DVD yet and change the "DVD details" section to reflect that. The "DVD details" section shows a photo of the DVD cover of the 1951 "Show Boat", not the 1936 one, so that should be enough to tip them off that at leasr something is wrong, but, no, they haven't changed that section yet, and it looks as if they might not.

I wonder how many helpless fools order the Grayson-Keel "Show Boat" on DVD, thinking they have ordered this one.

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Possibly the confusion is due to the fact that the 1936 film is titled with the single word Showboat and all other film and stage versions are titled with the pair of words Show Boat .

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No, it isn't. I have it on videocassette, and I have seen it many, many times. And if you will look at the page for this movie, it says "Show Boat".

Furthermore, if you go to Amazon, they actually have an entry for the 1936 "Show Boat", and underneath that, it says "Not yet released - sign up to pre-order".

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Instead, how about put the entire 1929 version in the same set? I'm sure both films could be put on the same disc, space permitting.

My preference would be that WB do a 2-disc Special Edition, with an all-new ultra-resolution transfer of the 1951 MGM Technicolor feature and special features on the first disc, and this version and the earlier 1929 film on the second disc. Think it'll happen? I hope so.

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The 1936 version was shown on Turner Classic Movies this morning. You'd think that the fact that Turner goes so far as to show it every so often (they also occasionally show the 1929 version), would spur them to issue it on DVD. Do they really think that the viewing audience loves the Technicolor version so much that they wouldn't want to own the 1936 one?

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As a piece of movie history all three versions should be available in one boxed set... I know I for one would buy such a set. And really, the 1936 version is really a different interpretation from the 1951 version--not just a re-make but an entirely different interpretation.

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