Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Atrocious source print
VALENWORTH | HAYWARD, CA United States | 04/19/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I would give this delightful "time capsule" double bill 5 stars if the transfers weren't so depressingly horrible. CURLY is a dreadful print, but at least it's watchable. DOC ROBBIN is so faded/overexposed that I couldn't bear to watch more than 5 minutes. This is the old 2color CINECOLOR process, which, granted, could never equal the perfection of the true 3strip Technicolor process. But miracles can happen by using today's technology. Look at the remaster of Lugosi's SCARED TO DEATH and you'll see the awesome results of what can be done with a CINECOLOR restoration. I'm going to shelve this DVD for a while in hopes that someone will come up with a pristine redo. Hal Roach Studios has been re-issuing some of their old titles using sparkling new prints--hopefully they'll get around to these 2 little gems someday soon...(as usual, the ALPHA packaging/artwork is absolutely gorgeous...)"
Hal Roach Double Feature
Mark Ebert | Lancaster OH | 03/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For the first time both "Curley" and the sequel: "Who Killed Doc Robbin?" are avaliable in one package on DVD.
However, these are NOT remastered version. "Curley" is a pedestrain story of a boy and his friends and has the kind of flavor "The Andy Griffith Show" might have if it had revolved around Opie rather than Andy and Barney. The treasure is the sequel, which has a scene in the courtroom that is priceless: a boy--about eleven-years-old--reads a poem about nature and then a second: "Bombs Away!" What a contrast to be illustrating through the innocent lyrics of a child in 1947.
If you're a fan of Little Rascals/Our Gang comedies this is for you; as Hal Roach is responsible for both. "Who Killed Doc Robbin?" is the most entertaining, but "Curley" is wholesome entertainment that most preschoolers should enjoy ("Doc Robbin" will likely be enjoyed by the elementary student and his/her family).
Overall, interesting pieces of cinematic history."
Larry Grant | 05/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Truly this is great stuff. I wish there were more
of these movies. Fine DVD and great sound. Very