Film Chest Media Group will be teaming with Topics Entertainment on Dec. 6 for the release of the 12-disc mega-collection titled The Best of Sherlock Holmes Collection. You can’t watch the material presented here in just one day — even if you went non-stop!
68 selections in all, including Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce starring in a collection of classic Sherlock Holmes films, plus other rare Sherlock Holmes screen delights — including his first film appearance (1900 – Sherlock Holmes Baffled) — and the complete first season of the 1954/55 Sherlock Holmes television series starring Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes, Howard Marion Crawford as Doctor Watson and Archie Duncan as Inspector Lestrade.
Other treats included in this mega-set are a collection of theatrical trailers, the 1939 radio series, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (46 broadcasts in all featuring Basil Rathbone as Holmes) and the 1928 Felix the Cat cartoon titled “Sure-Locked Homes.”
Also ready for the gift-giving season on Dec. 6 is the price-to-own four-disc set showcasing the comedy talents of Betty White. The SRP is just $9.98!!!
Titled Betty White in Life With Elizabeth and Date With the Angels, which is quite a mouthful, features 20 episodes from Betty White’s Life with Elizabeth television series and 21 episodes from Date With the Angels.
Life with Elizabeth ran from 1953 through 1955 and teamed her with Del Moore as a husband and wife team. What was unique about each show is that the comedy set-ups were divided into three short comedy routines or “comedy bits,” complete with Jack Narz as the “announcer” — sort of a referee for the mischif that Elizabeth (Betty White) would cause and leave her husband Alvin (Moore) fuming.
After a year off (1956), Betty White returned with the sitcom, Date With the Angels. She played Vickie Angel and her husband, Gus (Bill Williams), was an insurance salesman who constantly found himself bewildered by Vickie’s self-induced predicaments!