Warner Bros. UK cut corners big time on a new British Doris Day DVD boxset!March 1, 2006 2 Comments
Warner Bros. release a Region 2 DVD set “The Doris Day Anthology” on the 10 April 2006 exclusively for HMV stores in the UK.
The announcement at the time of this 7-disc DVD set was quite a welcomed surprise as it featured new-to-DVD titles: Tea for Two, On Moonlight Bay, April in Paris, By the Light of the Silvery Moon and Lucky Me which hadn’t even been issued in the United States.
The catch was in the rush to cash in on the Doris Day DVD boom the UK simply did not live up to the standards set by its bigger and more experienced brother Stateside. So, most of “us” fans on reflection feel let down by the generally disappointing job done. The “rumoured” reason behind this anti-climax was the titles which hadn’t yet been meticulously remastered by the US were simply lifted from old British transfers that were originally intended for VHS tape production.
My advice therefore is if you have a multi-region DVD player wait for these titles to be issued in the USA (as it will happen eventually). Or accept the compromise and wait for this set to be marked down on the next sale from its ridiculous retail price of £49.99. Although a Volume 2 set is planned for 2007 by Warner Bros. (USA) I’d advise to stay well clear of it!
STOP PRESS: The Doris Day Anthology goes on general say from the 28 September 2009 and is available to order now from amazon.co.uk for under £20.00 UKP.
The Doris Day Anthology
Warner Bros. UK / Region 2 DVD set
Order the set from amazon.co.uk
- The Pajama Game
- April In Paris
- By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
- On Moonlight Bay
- Lucky Me
- Tea For Two
- Lullaby Of Broadway