There’s a list of upcoming stuff from Universal sitting on a Blu-ray forum thing somewhere, and it’s got all sorts of upcoming stuff listed for 2012 as Universal celebrates its 100th year.
While the very idea of a Blu-ray of Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) makes me all tingly inside, a little something called The Joel McCrea Universal Westerns Collection really makes my day. I’m guessing this set will include Saddle Tramp (1950), Cattle Drive (1951), Frenchie (1951), The Lone Hand (1953), Border River (1954) and Black Horse Canyon (1954). It’s due in April.*
How many of us on this blog have moaned and groaned about the lack of these things? The above photo is McCrea and the wonderful Marie Windsor in Frenchie; bottom photo is from, well, you can read.
* A very good friend, Dick Vincent, hipped me to this terrific news. He’s at home with a broken ankle watching movies and trolling the Internet. Get well and thanks for the scoop.