Sunday, April 10, 2011

Remastered Version of Rio Rita

A couple a days ago I mention a remastered version of Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd was released by Well today they have also released a remastered version of Rio Rita.,default,pd.html?cgid=

 As with the Captain Kidd version the quality seems to be quite good and there is also a 3 minute sample so that you can check out the quality. Once again it seems like these videos are only available from as these are "Made to Order" DVD's. does seem to offer Digital Downloads but not yet for these releases.

Nazi spies have infiltrated the Hotel Vista del Rio, a resort on the Mexican border. They plan to use a radio broadcast by a famous guest, Ricardo Montera (John Carroll), to transmit coded messages to their cohorts. Doc (Bud Abbott) and Wishy (Lou Costello) are stowaways in Montera's car, who steal a basket of "apples" that turn out being miniature radios used by the spies. Rita Winslow (Kathryn Grayson), the hotel's owner and childhood sweetheart of Montera, hire Doc and Wishy as house detectives, who discover the Nazi codebook and give it to Montera. They are then kidnapped by the spies, and left in a room with a bomb set to explode, but manage to escape while Wishy plants the bomb in the pocket of one of the culprits. Meanwhile, the broadcast has already begun and Montera, refusing to participate in treason, fights the spies until the Texas Rangers arrive. The spies' escape by car is thwarted when the planted bomb finally explodes.(synopsis from Wikipedia)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You know it could have worked better if Warner Home Video would properly newly restored and remastered the Abbott and Costello films made by MGM and Warner Bros in the future, so we can allowed to have extras behind them working for both studios at the time if you ask me, Will Warner Bros find the original uncut version of Jack and The Beanstalk in the future will be great if it aired on TCM, look who's on first, who's on second, I don't who's on next?