Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Newly Restored Classic Films From Bob Hope & Bing Crosby On HD DVD, this Feb 19

Both Road to Rio and Road to Bali, will be available to own in high-definition exclusively on the Bob Hope & Bing Crosby Double Feature HD DVD, come February 19, 2008. This HD DVD title will be priced at $19.98 SRP. According to information provided to us, these two films are newly restored and mastered in high-definition for this HD DVD release.

Road to Bali (1952/Color/91 mins)

- TOGETHER AGAIN!...in the BEST and FUNNIEST "Road" Picture Yet!

Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour team up in their sixth "Road" picture, Road to Bali, which was the only film in the series to be shot in color. Hope and Crosby star as two out-of-work vaudeville performers who are on the lam. The two are hired by a South Seas prince as deep-sea divers in order to recover a buried treasure. They meet beautiful Princess Lala (Lamour) and vie for her affections. Of course, the boys run into the usual perils such as cannibals, a giant squid, and numerous cameos from some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Road to Rio (1947/B&W/100 Min)

- Si, Si ! It's the maddest, merriest "Road" picture of all! You'll See!

To avoid being charged with arson after burning down a circus, Hot Lips Barton (Bob Hope) and Scat Sweeney (Bing Crosby) stow away on an ocean bound ship. Aboard the vessel, the duo fall for Lucia Maria de Andrade (Dorothy Lamour), who is under the spell of her evil aunt (Gale Sondergaard). The aunt has arranged a marriage for the young beauty.



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