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Charley Chase DVD Petition

Postby Paul E. Gierucki » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:36 pm

Hey Folks,

I just received the following from Yair Solan:

All twenty of Charley Chase's films for Columbia Pictures (1937-40) have been restored and preserved in 35mm prints. Unfortunately, the upcoming DVD set by Sony Pictures Entertainment has been postponed due to the current state of the consumer market and (gasp!) a perceived lack of interest. Stan Taffel has started an online petition to let Sony know that there is interest in these culturally significant and very entertaining films.

Please take a quick moment to sign the online petition at

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/char ... mbiashorts

so that Sony knows how much of a demand there is for these priceless comedies.

Feel free to send the link to the petition to every film fan and organization you think would help. Charley Chase was one of film comedy's greatest pioneers, who has been enjoying a renaissance in recent years...and we want this renaissance to continue! <snip>

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Yair goes on to say that the signatures will be turned over to Sony at the end of June 2009.

It is imperative for our group to do everything that we can to help get this project off the ground. Perhaps our own Mike Schlesinger will weigh in with his learned opinion too.

-- PG

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Re: Charley Chase DVD Petition

Postby Louie Despres » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:40 pm

I think this is the third one I signed each using a different spelling of my first name.

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Re: Charley Chase DVD Petition

Postby Yair Solan » Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:01 pm

Thanks for posting this here, Paul . . . it would be great if everyone rallies around this worthy cause. So far the petition has 300+ signatures, which is wonderful, but it can use more - please feel free to forward this to anyone (or any group) you think would be interested.

Yair
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Re: Charley Chase DVD Petition

Postby Louie Despres » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:55 am

I know that we would love to see a deluxe release of these shorts, but is there any way that these could be released in a format similar to the Warner Brothers Archive series?

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Re: Charley Chase DVD Petition

Postby Yair Solan » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:45 pm

Hi All,

I have word that the online petition urging Sony to release the Chase Columbias on DVD has been extended and is still accepting signatures - there has happily been somewhat of a spike in signatures as of late due to Cinecon - so be sure to sign if you haven't already (it's currently near 800, would be great if it gets over 1,000):

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/char ... biashorts/

Hopefully the positive reception of "Becoming Charley Chase" will also encourage Sony to release these comedies on DVD.
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