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The TV Episodes on DVD

All 52 episodes of The Abbott and Costello Show (1952-54) have been released on DVD by three different companies.
The most recent release is E1 Entertainment's digitally re-mastered "The Complete Series" boxed set with bonus material.
Passport released each 26-episode season in its own 5-disc boxed set, with bonus material.
Shanachie released 13 mixed volumes, each containing four episodes--two from Season I and two from Season II.

Episodes Cat.No. Price
The Abbott and Costello Show:
The Complete Series

Premium boxed set of all 52 episodes, digitally restored. Also includes (for the first time) "Hey Abbott!" (1978), as well as "10,000 Kids and a Cop," the Costello family home moves, interviews with daughters Paddy and Chris Costello, a 44 page booklet, and more.
All 52; plus bonus material Buy
The Abbott and Costello Show, Season I
(Passport)
Disc 1 The Drugstore, The Dentist Office, Jail, The Vacation, The Birthday Party, Alaska.
Disc 2 The Vacuum Cleaner Salesman, The Army Story, Pots and Pans, The Charity Bazaar, The Western Story, The Haunted House.
Disc 3 Peace and Quiet, Hungry, The Music Lovers, The Politician, The Wrestling Match, Getting a Job.
Disc 4 Bingo, Hillary's Birthday, Television, Las Vegas, Little Old Lady, The Actors' Home.
Disc 5 Police Rookies, Safari. Bonus: 10,000 Kids & A Cop (1948); Interview With Lou's Daughters (Part One); Lou Costello's Home Movies (Part One).

Buy
Abbott & Costello Show, Season I
The Abbott and Costello Show, Season II
(Passport)
Disc 1 The Paperhangers, Uncle Bozzo's Visit, In Society, Life Insurance, Pest Exterminators, Killer's Wife.
Disc 2 Cheapskates, South of Dixie, From Bed to Worse, $1000 TV Prize, Amnesia, Efficiency Experts.
Disc 3 Car Trouble, Wife Wanted, Uncle From New Jersey, Private Eye, The Tax Return, Public Enemies.
Disc 4 Bank Holdup, Well Oiled, The Pigeon, Honeymoon House, Fencing Master, Beauty Contest Story.
Disc 5 Fall Guy, Barber Lou. Bonus: Interview With Lou's Daughters (Part Two); Lou Costello's Home Movies (Part Two). The Actor's Home (from Season I; contains "Who's On First?")

Buy
Abbott & Costello Show, Season II
Volume 1
(Shanachie)
Pots and Pans; Hillary's Birthday; Tax Return; Actor's Home (includes "Who's On First?")#401VHS
#401DVD
Buy
Volume 2
(Shanachie)
Lou's Birthday; Getting a Job; Uncle Bozzo; Cheapskates#402VHS
#402DVD
Buy
Volume 3
(Shanachie)
The Pigeon; The Music Lovers; Uncle From New Jersey; Bingo#403VHS
#403DVD
Buy
Volume 4
(Shanachie)
The Drugstore; Square Meal; $1,000 TV Prize; Wife Wanted#404VHS
#404DVD
Buy
Volume 5
(Shanachie)
Police Academy; Charity Bazaar; Killer's Wife; Well- Oiled#405VHS
#405DVD
Buy
Volume 6
(Shanachie)
The Wrestling Story; In Society; Lou's Marriage; Beauty Contest#406VHS
#406DVD
Buy
Volume 7
(Shanachie)
Jail; Private Eye; Vacuum Cleaner Salesman; Fall Guy#407VHS
407DVD
Buy
Volume 8
(Shanachie)
Little Old Lady; Bank Hold-Up; Dentist Office; Fencing Master#408VHS
408DVD
Buy
Volume 9
(Shanachie)
Politician; Public Enemies; From Bed to Worse; Car Trouble#409VHS
409DVD
Buy
Volume 10
(Shanachie)
The Army Story; Efficiency Experts; Peace and Quiet; Honeymoon House #410VHS
410DVD
Buy
Volume 11
(Shanachie)
The Western Story; Barber Lou; Las Vegas; Pest Exterminators #411VHS
411DVD
Buy
Volume 12
(Shanachie)
Television; Haunted House; The Vacation; South Of Dixie #412VHS
412DVD
Buy
Volume 13
(Shanachie)
Safari; Paperhangers; Life Insurance; Alaska#413VHS
413DVD
Buy



The Movies on DVD

Clicking on a film title will take you directly to that film's
complete cast and crew listings on the The Internet Movie Database.

Title Release date Distributor/Cat. No. Price
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein - Blu-ray(1948)
This product contains a digital copy. An activation code can be found on a sheet of paper inside the product case with instructions on how to redeem the code to receive the Digital and/or UltraViolet Digital Copy.
May 25, 2012Universal UNI20572DVD Order for $20.00
Buck Privates - Blu-ray (1941)
Part of Universal's 100th Anniversary special Blu-ray re-issues. This Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes a number of bonus materials, including "Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld"; a forty-page booklet featuring an appreciation from director John Landis (The Blues Brothers), rare movie memorabilia, vintage photographs, and classic routine scripts; and three "100 Years of Universal" featurettes: "Restoring the Classics," "The Carl Laemmle Era," and "Unforgettable Characters."
April 17, 2012.Universal Blu-ray Order for $25.00.
It Ain't Hay (1943)
Part of Universal's Vault Collection, special on-demand DVD series.
Jan. 31, 2011.Universal order for $13.49.
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)
At last, the restored version of this SuperCinecolor classic, co-starring Charles Laughton.
April 1, 2011.Warner Bros. order for $19.99.
Rio Rita (1942)
On-demand DVD of the boys' first film on loan to MGM. Excellent picture quality.
April 1, 2011.Warner Bros. order for $19.99.
Abbott and Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection
Premium boxed set of all 28 of the teams films produced at Universal between 1940 and 1955, including (for the first time) "It Ain't Hay" (1943), as well as the specials "Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld" and "Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters." Also includes commentary tracks on six films, a 44 page booklet, and 20 trailers.
Oct. 28, 2008Universal Buy
Best of Abbott and Costello, Vol. 1: One Night in the Tropics (1940), Buck Privates, In The Navy, Hold That Ghost, Keep 'Em Flying (1941), Ride 'Em Cowboy, Pardon My Sarong, Who Done It?, (1942). Feb. 10, 2004Universal Buy
Best of Abbott and Costello, Vol. 2: Hit The Ice (1943), In Society (1944), Here Come The Co-Eds (1945), The Naughty Nineties (1945), Little Giant (1946), The Time of Their Lives (1946), Buck Privates Come Home (1947), and The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947). May 4, 2004Universal Buy
Best of Abbott and Costello, Vol. 3: Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), Mexican Hayride (1948), Abbott & Costello Meet The Killer, Boris Karloff (1949), Abbott & Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950), Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951), Comin' Round the Mountain (1951), Lost in Alaska (1952), and Abbott & Costello Go To Mars (1953). Aug. 3, 2004Universal Buy
Best of Abbott and Costello, Vol. 4: Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jeykll & Mr. Hyde (1953), Abbott & Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955), Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy (1955), The World of Abbott & Costello (1965 compilation), Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld(1994 TV special), and Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters (2000 documentary). Oct. 4, 2005Universal Buy
Abbott & Costello in Hollywood (1945) and Lost in a Harem (1944) Nov. 21, 2006MGM Home Video Buy
Abbott & Costello Meet The Mummy (1955) Aug. 28, 2001Image Entertainment Buy
Abbott & Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950) Aug. 12, 1998Image Entertainment ID4298 $24.99
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein Aug. 29, 2000Universal UNI20572DVD Buy
Africa Screams (1949) Nov. 4, 1997
Nov. 14, 1997
June 1, 1999
May 23, 2006
Digital Disc #572
Master Movies #5505
United American #40103
Image Entertainment
$9.99
$19.95
$9.99
$19.99
Buck Privates (1941) April 1, 1998.Image Entertainment ID4267 $29.99
Buck Privates Come Home (1947) April 8, 1998. Image Entertainment ID4285 $29.98
Dance With Me, Henry (1956) May 17, 2005. MGM/UA Buy
In The Navy (1941) Aug. 26, 1998Image Entertainment ID4296 $24.99
Africa Screams (1949) and
Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)
March 23, 1999Madacy DVD9-9086 (2 disks)
Madacy DVD 9-9106 (1 disk)
$14.99
$12.99
Jack and the Beanstalk (1952) June 1, 1999Digital Disk
$9.99
The Noose Hangs High (1948) May 17, 2005MGM/UA
Buy




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