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Laurel and Hardy coming to dvd from August 19 !

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Alistair_M, May 29, 2003.

  1. Alistair_M

    Alistair_M Well-Known Member

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    Saw this reply to an email posted in the Laurel and Hardy newsgroup

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    Thank you for contacting Hallmark Entertainment. August 19, 2003 is the
    release date. The 2-disk DVD set includes "Sons of the Desert," "The Music
    Box," "Another Fine Mess," "Busy Bodies," "County Hospital" and many special
    features. $19.98 SRP.

    Thank you,

    Customer Support

    Hallmark Entertainment

    info@hallmarkent.com

    www.hallmarkent.com

    ----

    Lets hope Hallmark release 2 disk sets regularily. Good movies in the first set and its well priced too!
    Lets hope the picture quality is decent.

    Bravo Hallmark!


    Alistair_M
     
  2. John Watson

    John Watson Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good!

    I just received an Abbot & Costello disk the other day, and was looking up WC Fields for something new, but alas, struck out, so L&H will come in handy [​IMG]
     
  3. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Well-Known Member

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    Great news! Cheers, Alistair! [​IMG]


    Gordy
     
  4. Xenia Stathakopoulou

    Xenia Stathakopoulou Well-Known Member

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    Great shorts that they selected. [​IMG]
     
  5. Randy_M

    Randy_M Well-Known Member

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    You don't know how long I've been waiting for this!

    Bring 'em on! I'll buy all the Hal Roach stuff!
     
  6. Karl_Luph

    Karl_Luph Well-Known Member

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    Great posts guys, add me to the list. These guys are classics still to this day.
     
  7. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Well-Known Member

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    This sounds good. I like the idea of pairing up a few of their talkie 2-reelers with one of the features.

    I haven't seen Sons of the Desert yet, but if it's anywhere near the hillarity level of Pack Up Your Troubles.... (I'm hoping that's the next one!)
     
  8. James Alexis

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    Great news but I'll believe it when I see them (there have been lots of rumours of an imminent release which never turn into anything).

    Bit worrying that the Hallmark website makes no reference to them.

    So fingers crossed I guess (hope they are the same excellent transfers used for the German discs released by Kino.)
     
  9. Karl_Luph

    Karl_Luph Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip James on Kino. I saw this name in another post but didn't realize they were putting out such quality work!
     
  10. Evan Case

    Evan Case Well-Known Member

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    Dancin' with joy at the moment! I have every available L&H (save two of the crappy Fox features), but most are on well-worn VHS (slp!) tapes that rank high among my most precious possessions.

    I hope Hallmark eschews the colorization and haphazard editing that made the Cabin Fever VHS versions such a travesty. Just give me good old-fashioned and unedited B&W Laurel and Hardy in the best condition possible and I'll buy 'em all.

    Special features are more than welcome, of course. [​IMG]



    It's far superior, IMO. (Not to take anything away from Pack Up Your Troubles, which I would glady buy in a second, but I wouldn't rank it much above #8 or #9 as far as features go--you're in for a treat if you haven't experienced ones like Blockheads, Fra Diavlo, The Bohemian Girl, Our Relations, Way Out West, etc.)

    Evan
     

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