JERRY LEWIS: 10 FILMS COLLECTION REVIEWED
“Jerry Lewis: 10 Films Collection” brings together 10 of the bigger Jerry Lewis films. Some of these had HD releases or prior DVD releases due to the Paramount catalog titles heading over to WB. Now, everything is back at the mountain and Paramount is celebrating one of their biggest stars. I enjoy seeing The Stooge and The Family Jewels getting updated DVD releases. It’s just that I want to see the lesser movies get released in HD. DVDs are old fashioned and it’s time to see what HD can uncover.
The films presented here are important. These works helped introduce the Video Village to film production and helped to establish actors making the transition to directing in the modern studio age. I get that the Lewis fans tend to skew older, but let’s try again with cutting edge presentations. The Family Jewels is an important movie and I swear I saw an HD transfer on one of the satellite HBO channels. These masters have to exist!
The special features are pretty standard, so nothing really changes there. Honestly, if you are a fan…I’d recommend picking them up if you’re a fan.
- 1.33:1/1.85:1/2.35:1 standard definition transfers
- Dolby 5.1/MONO
RELEASE DATE: 6/12/18
The Plot Thus Far
Relive some of the greatest film moments from comedy legend and Hollywood icon Jerry Lewis with the new JERRY LEWIS 10 FILM COLLECTION, arriving on DVD June 12, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Celebrated for his remarkable range of characters, outlandish antics, and uninhibited physicality, Jerry Lewis’ work continues to delight audiences around the world and inspire new generations of comedians.
Featuring 10 of Lewis’ most beloved comedies, the JERRY LEWIS 10 FILM COLLECTION is headlined by 1963’s enduring classic The Nutty Professor, which celebrates its 55th anniversary this year. Considered by many to be Lewis’ finest and most memorable film, The Nutty Professor was included on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 funniest American films of all time and was selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2004.
The 10-DVD set includes the following:
The Stooge (1951)—Features one of Lewis’ earliest pairings with Dean Martin as a musical-comedy duo
The Delicate Delinquent (1956)—A “teenage terror” is recruited for the Police Academy
The Bellboy (1960)—Lewis plays a friendly but clumsy bellboy in this slapstick classic
Cinderfella (1960)—Lewis’ take on the classic Cinderella story
The Errand Boy (1961)—Paramount enlists a bumbling Lewis to spy on their productions in this hilarious film studio comedy
The Ladies Man (1961)—A girl-shy man finds work in a women-only hotel with uproarious results
The Nutty Professor (1963)—A socially awkward professor invents a serum that turns him into the handsome but obnoxious Buddy Love
The Disorderly Orderly (1964)—Lewis wreaks havoc in a private rest home
The Patsy (1964)—Lewis directs and stars as a novice recruited to replace a big-time comedian
The Family Jewels (1965)—Lewis directs and plays seven distinct roles in this family inheritance farce