Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Laurel and Hardy Masters of Comedy|
Actors: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
Genres: Comedy, Television
Laurel & Hardy Masters of Comedy
David Bridges | 01/08/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"THE MASTERS OF COMEDY
LAUREL & HARDY
This is one box with 2 DVDs that have 12 movies.
There is one short talky with about 30 famous (old)actors in walk-on parts.
The remaining shorts are all silent including a really long home movie at maybe Laulrel's house, with kids doing kid stuff ....boring!
Many are poor quality and some are just Laurel and some are just Hardy.
Silent movies are not much good for me, I was expecting all talkies.
Fraud, pure and simple
blue-59 | Blount Springs, Alabama, United States | 01/18/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"There seems to be no end to the exploitation of Laurel and Hardy by unscrupulous companies trying to hoodwink the unknowing public. There is no greater L&H fan on this earth than I, but of all the DVD releases available, the vast majority fall into these categories: (1) old silent movies that were made before L&H became a real team and that amount to nothing more than historical curiosities, (2) public-domain (usually lousy) prints of a few of their weaker, later movies (e.g., Atoll K, Flying Deuces), (3) worthless short-shorts (e.g., Tree in a Test Tube, The Stolen Jools), and (4) the wartime atrocities (e.g., Air Raid Wardens, Jitterbugs, The Big Noise, Nothing but Trouble).
So what's out there that's good? The two Lions Gate DVDs (Sons of the Desert, etc., and Way Out West, etc.), and from Turner, Fra Diavolo and Bonnie Scotland, and that's about it in the United States.
If you really love L&H, get the 21 DVD set from England (www.amazon.co.uk) and pick up a region-free, PAL-converting DVD player (they are widely available and not expensive). Then, with the Turner discs, you will have every L&H film worth having, restored and remastered, with colorized and foreign-language versions to boot."