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Edgar Kennedy Two-Reeler Comedy Collection
Edgar Kennedy Two-Reeler Comedy Collection
Genres: Comedy
NR     2003     3hr 0min

American comic actor Edgar Kennedy began his film career working for Max Sennett on the Keystone comedies. He later moved over to Hal Roach Studios, where he developed his stock-in-trade "slow burn" routine. In 1931 he ...  more »

     
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Movie Details

Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Classic Comedies
Studio: Vci Video
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 07/29/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1933
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1933
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 3hr 0min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Edgar Deserves Better
01/23/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a devout Edgar Kennedy fan, and while the 16 shorts on this DVD show him throughout his career from the early '30s up, the audio hiss ranges from horrendous on the early Pathe' shorts, to tolerable-but-still-too-hissy on the late '40s stuff. It goes without saying that this is not digitally restored (video & audio both). The choice of shorts is not the greatest either... This is certainly no "Best-Of" collection Some winners, some snoozers. VCI also managed to list some of the shorts in the wrong order on the packaging! But overall, if you want Edgar, here you go! Not a total loss of a release, but far, far below what Edgar deserves. I was hoping VCI would've done as good of a job on this as they did on the Republic "Jungle Girl" serial. Alas..."
Great collection with lackluster quality
Ron Wise | Cleveland, MS USA | 01/18/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Getting to see Edgar Kennedy's seldom-seen RKO short subjects of the 1930's and 40's is a treat. They are down-to-earth, middle America humor. Kennedy's starring series was nicknamed "Mr. Everyman" and the name fits. Also, his trademark slow burn and bursts of temper are sights to behold.
It's too bad that VCI spent so little time with this collection. The content is great, but most of the prints are at best good and for the most part fair to poor, especially "I'll Build It Myself" which looks like it came from a 10th generation bootleg videotape.
The sound on most of the shorts is either muffled or hidden in a sea of hiss and static.
But if you can weather the low quality, the films themselves are, for the most part, gems of a bygone era. Florence Lake plays Kennedy's wife in most of the shorts and she was a real doll.
I hope that some company will one day give Edgar Kennedy and the other stars of short subjects the respect they deserve and present their films with clear, remastered pictures and cleaned-up sound. As VCI has presented this collection, the viewer only gets a hint at some wonderful comedy from Hollywood's golden age."
Classic
T. Spindor | 05/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I got to admit I never heard of Edgar Kennedy before but my husband used to watch the re-runs when he was a kid and it has truned out to be a good show."