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The Frankie & Annette MGM Movie Legends Collection

FadvdsSurf's up in July! MGM will releasing a new Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello Movie Collection on DVD just in time for summer. This impressive new movie Box Set will feature eight different romantic comedies that the two popular teen idols made together in the sixties, which is sure to please surf movie enthusiasts.

The new DVD set will include 4 Region-1 NTSC Discs with two films on each Disc. The eight different movies included in the collection are Beach Party (1963), Muscle Beach Party (1964), Bikini Beach (1964), Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), Ski Party (1965), How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965), Fireball 500 (1966), and Thunder Alley (1967). All of the films will be presented in widescreen. I haven't been able to find any information about possible DVD extras, but if I do I'll report them here.

Besides beach parties, surfing contests and rowdy motorcycle gangs, these entertaining films also feature lots of musical numbers performed by Frankie & Annette. Many popular bands and musical artists from the period also appeared in the Frankie & Annette films such as Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Lesley Gore, Dick Dale and The Del Tones, The Kingsmen, The Pyramids and Fabian. The Frankie & Annette films also seemed to attract horror legends who wanted to try their hand at comedy such as Peter Lorre, Vincent Price and Boris Karloff.

This new DVD set from MGM promises to offer lots of fun summer viewing. The list price is $39.98, but Amazon currently has it available for a pre-order price of only $29.99.

For more information about the Frankie & Annette MGM Movie Legends Collection please visit Amazon.

- Kimberly Lindbergs


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