The Doris Day and Rock Hudson Comedy Collection (Pillow Talk / Lover Come Back / Send Me No Flowers)
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Includes pillow talk lover come back send me no flowers Studio: Uni Dist Corp. (mca) Release Date: 07/24/2007 Starring: Doris Day Run time: 220 minutes

Customer Reviews:

  • Classic romantic comedy
    Pillow Talk and Lover Come Back are classic romantic comedies with a similar plot. The dialogue is sharp and witty and the situations are very funny. Send me no Flowers isn't at the same level as the other two but it still manages a funny climax....more info
  • Classic movies in a single affordable package
    There aren't any DVD extras/goodies here apart from trailers, but the great movies at a great price are worth the purchase. Can never decide if I like the Day-Hudson chemistry in "Pillow Talk" more than the Hudson-Randall chemistry in "Send Me No Flowers". If you're into classic '60s fare, you'll definitely want to pick up these gems....more info
  • Enjoying Old Movies
    I enjoy old movies and especially like Doris Day and Rock Hudson movies. These are such classics and they are in wonderful condition. It is nice to have them on DVDs to play over and over. ...more info
  • Doris and Rock: the ultimate romantic comedy team
    When Doris Day and Rock Hudson were teamed in 1959 for the bubbly romantic comedy PILLOW TALK, no-one could have guessed how much chemistry and comic genius would spark between them and bounce off the screen. They later co-starred in two more romantic comedies - LOVER COME BACK and SEND ME NO FLOWERS. Hudson would always remark that Day taught him everything about comedy timing; Day still maintains that Hudson was her favourite leading man.

    In PILLOW TALK, Day and Hudson are the mismatched co-owners of a telephone party-line; she's a prim interior designer whilst he is a carefree playboy. LOVER COME BACK pairs them as warring Madison Avenue advertising agents; and in SEND ME NO FLOWERS, Hudson is a hopeless hypochondriac determined to find a new husband for wife Day before he dies.

    Packed together in this 2-disc set are all three of the celebrated Day/Hudson movies (PILLOW TALK, LOVER COME BACK and SEND ME NO FLOWERS). If you already own the earlier individual DVD releases from Universal, there really isn't any need to upgrade, unless you want the convienience of having all three movies in one box. There are no new extras or newly-restored film transfers.

    Perfect for the classic movie fan in your family!...more info
  • Reduced version ...
    I could be wrong here, but I think you are comparing apples and oranges ... in the romance version, there is a music cd added, along with the beefed up packaging and gift box - thus the extra cost. Let's do some additional research here to make sure there aren't two different products and not a repeat of the same item. I think this new release is just the 3 movies - no music cd included. ...more info
  • Third release? What?
    There are many Doris Day and Rock Hudson fans out there. Universal studio knows this, too. They have been profitting off these three movies as long as they can. With "Pillow Talk" having been released three times already on DVD and the other two movies ("Send Me No Flowers" and "Lover Come Back") being relased twice, it seems as though they weren't enough and need to be out on DVD again. Or so, the studio appears to think so.

    What bothers me the most about this release is there's no listing of the special features this will and may entell. For that, one cannot decide whether or not their money is worth the exchange. However, it does appear that Universal is trying to appeal more economical with this release and give the consumer a 2-disc economical packaging. For that reason, based on it's lowest cost thus far, it may be a well planned out endeavor by the studio to release these movies once more. However, it almost becomes a slap-in-the-face to the long-time fans of these comedies whom have already bought the more expensive sets over the last few years....more info
  • Christmas Gift
    This was a wonderful Christmas gift for my girlfried. Great condition. New, still in the wrapper. Thanks...more info
  • What? They've already released these...
    These exact three movies have already been released as a collection titled the Doris Day/Rock Hudson Romance Collection. The packaging for the earlier collection is much nicer, so this is in every way a step down. I give the movies 4 stars because they're great. I give this release 0 stars because it's so lame they're releasing the exact same movies as a collection with a different name and a picture on the cover that's not their best. Average it together and you get the 2 stars. ...more info
  • Old School
    My wife and I love a good comedy. We find a lot of todays Comedy movies are just a lot of foul language with dirty/crude jokes. There is more to comedy than just dropping the F-bomb and farting.

    Back in the day Dorris Day was a comedy queen. She made tons of good family films where the jokes were for the most part clean. In these 3 movies Day and Hudson deliver great shows.

    While Pillow Talk and Lover Come Back feel very similar in plot they are both loads of fun. I love the interesting twists as they Hudson attempts to pull the wool over Days eyes.

    My favorite though was Send Me No Flowers where Hudson plays a man that thinks he is sick with everything out there. He ends up thinking he is going to die and so he sets out to make sure his wife is taken care of but of course things do not go as planned.

    Three great movies all for one low price. Do like my wife and I have and go back and look for those treasures forgotten by time that perhaps are totally new to you and just as good as when they came out back in the day....more info
  • A funny, enjoyable movie
    I saw this movie, Pillow Talk, when it first came out about fifty years ago and enjoyed the humour and theme of it. It is one to view when you feel like a good laugh ...more info
  • Bargain-Priced DVD Set Showcases Rock and Doris in Their Trio of Beloved Rom-Coms
    Peyton Reed's execrable retro-tribute to the beloved Doris Day-Rock Hudson pairings, 2003's Down with Love with Ren¨¦e Zellweger and Ewan MacGregor, simply proved that some movies should not be copied out of their time. Presented in a two-disc 2007 DVD package, the trio of films Day and Hudson made for Universal between 1959 and 1964 are hardly pinnacles in cinema history, but they show what deft writing, nimble direction and expert farceurs can do to make these souffl¨¦-light romantic comedies thoroughly enjoyable. Not coincidentally, all three films have storylines that turn on acts of deception initiated by Hudson's character, whether intended or not, and then it becomes a series of humiliations and comeuppances before the inevitable happy ending.

    Directed with Eisenhower-era panache by Michael Gordon, 1959's luxuriant-looking Pillow Talk fruitfully began not only the stars' partnership but a phase in both careers that redirected them into sophisticated adult-oriented comedies. Day plays uptight interior decorator Jan Morrow, who shares a party line (apparently a common practice in the 1950's) with lecherous Broadway tunesmith Brad Allen played by Hudson. They have never met in person, so their animosity builds as they eavesdrop on each other's private phone conversations. Brad finally meets Jan in a nightclub, becomes instantly smitten and then pretends to be a gentlemanly Texan named Rex Stetson in order to deflower her. Things come to a head during a Connecticut rendezvous when she figures out that Rex is really Brad, and an act of revenge is in the offing when she accepts an offer to redecorate his apartment. Both Day and Hudson are terrifically game here. Tony Randall (who plays pretty much the same role in all three films) is hilarious as Jan's multi-divorced millionaire suitor Jonathan, and Thelma Ritter is her typically sardonic self as Jan's boozy maid Alma giving romantic pointers to Brad in one of the film's funniest scenes. The period-rich set d¨¦cor is at a kitschy high here, and still transitioning from her fifties musicals, Day even gets to sing three songs including the bouncy title tune.

    The best of the trio, 1961's Lover Come Back directed by Delbert Mann works the exact same plot devices as Pillow Talk, even the split-screen confrontations, but converts the pair into highly competitive advertising account executives at separate agencies. This time, Day is even more priggish as Carol Templeton, who loathes Hudson's Jerry Webster, as he manages to steal accounts under her and everybody else's nose by holding wild parties for the prospective clients. In an effort to pacify an ambitious model who wants to become a TV star, he shoots her in commercials for VIP, a product that doesn't exist. Through the incompetence of his nominal boss Pete Ramsey (again Randall), the commercials hit the airwaves, which force Jerry to recruit reclusive scientist Linus Tyler to invent a product for VIP. In her effort to steal the VIP account from Jerry, Carol mistakes Jerry for Linus, and the rest becomes inevitable. Co-written by Stanley Shapiro who also co-wrote Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back is more far-fetched than the earlier film, but its more frenetic pace, plethora of sexual double-entendres, constant tweaking of Madison Avenue ad agencies and a wildly improbable ending make it a funnier movie. Both Day and Hudson also seem more assured here, and Randall plays Ramsey with his trademark boastful befuddlement.

    After directing Day in 1963's hilarious The Thrill of It All!, Norman Jewison shows similar comic sensibilities with 1964's Send Me No Flowers with a sharp screenplay by longtime veteran Julius Epstein. This one represents something of a departure in that Day and Hudson play a married couple from the outset. As George and Judy Kimball, they are a happily married suburban couple hamstrung by his persistent hypochondria. Convinced that he is dying after a regular check-up, George spends the rest of the story preparing for what he thinks will be his imminent death, including setting up Judy with her next husband, a former suitor whom they literally run into at their country club. Unlike the previous two films, Hudson actually dominates this movie, and he is in peak comic form with a dryly funny turn as George. With her glamour minimized in favor of her homespun likeability, Day is relegated to the role of the confused wife here, though she has funny moments along the way. Randall steals all his scenes as devoted neighbor Arnold constantly in a drunken stupor in his premature bereavement over George's departure, and Paul Lynde has a riotous scene as an overly zealous memorial park director. This one may lack the will-she-won't-she dilemma of the first two and is usually dismissed as a domestic comedy, but I think the set-up is genuinely clever and the laughs well-earned.

    As with the premium-priced 2004 Rock Hudson & Doris Day Romance Collection, the print transfers of each film are unfortunately variable on this collection with a certain level of graininess evident in each. What is not included here is an extra exclusive to the Romance Collection, an eight-song CD of Day singing songs from the three films. If you can live without that, this collection is well-priced for fans of these well-turned romantic comedies....more info
  • Doris Day & Rock Hudson Comedy Collection
    If you remember when movies were fun,the actors were great and the stories funny or sad but with happy endings then you will enjoy these,...more info
  • Doris Day and Rock Hudson Comedy Collection
    Thanks for the fast delevery. They came in excellent contition. I have enjoyed them very much...more info