Shout! Factory will release all 28 Abbott and Costello films produced by Universal Pictures on Blu-ray on November 19. The 15-disc boxed set is called Abbott and Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection – 80th Anniversary Edition.
Previously, only four of the boys Universal films have appeared in that format: Buck Privates (1941), Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951), and Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955).
This new boxed set includes those titles and adds One Night In The Tropics (1940), In The Navy (1941), Hold That Ghost (1941), Keep ‘Em Flying (1941), Ride ‘Em Cowboy (1942), Pardon My Sarong (1942), Who Done It? (1942), It Ain’t Hay (1943), Hit The Ice (1943), In Society (1944), Here Come The Co-Eds (1945), The Naughty Nineties (1944), Little Giant (1946), The Time Of Their Lives (1946), Buck Privates Come Home (1947), The Wistful Widow Of Wagon Gap (1947), Mexican Hayride (1948), Abbott and Costello Meet The Killer, Boris Karloff (1949), Abbott and Costello In The Foreign Legion (1950), Comin’ Round The Mountain (1951), Lost In Alaska (1952), Abbott and Costello Go To Mars (1953), Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1953), Abbott and Costello Meet The Keystone Kops (1955) and The World of Abbott and Costello (1965).
Also included is the TV special Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld and the documentary Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters. Other bonus material, including new interviews with Lou’s daughter, Chris Costello, and A&C biographer Ron Palumbo, was still being developed.