Saturday, January 05, 2008

'My Favorite Brunette' & 'Son of Paleface' arrives on HD DVD (w/Cover Artwork)

[North America]

[December 28, 2007] Originally posted.
[January 5, 2008] Updated with cover artwork preview and further details.

Another pair of films starring Bob Hope - My Favorite Brunette and Son Of Paleface - will be available to own in high-definition exclusively on the Bob Hope Double Feature Collection HD DVD (One HD DVD), come March 25, 2008, for $19.98 SRP per disc. Original mono audiotrack will be provided on both feature films. According to the publisher, new high-definition masters were used for the HD DVD transfer.

My Favorite Brunette (1947) / 90 minutes (B&W)

Ronnie Jackson is your average happy-go-lucky photographer. Naturally, Ronnie doesn't even think twice when he happily volunteers to take care of his neighbor's private-eye office. That is until a beautiful brunette walks into his office begging Ronnie to find her missing husband. Soon Ronnie finds himself on a wild goose chase that leads to murder.

Son of Paleface (1952) / 95 minutes (Color)

Four years after his hit comedy The Paleface, Bob Hope returned to the screen as Junior Potter, son of Painless Peter Potter, the hapless hero of the first film. The Harvard-bred Junior heads out west to claim his father’s inheritance. Returning for the sequel, but in a different role is Jane Russell who has to continually save our hapless hero. Also starring the King of the Cowboys himself, Roy Rogers and his horse Trigger, who portray themselves.



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