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There's going to be a brand new Laurel OR Hardy BD, coming out on 1/12/2021...details and cover art below. (1 Viewer)

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Just spotted this interesting info from Bill Hunt's website at DigitalBits and he talks about a new Blu-Ray release of the shorts before they became a team and it is entitled Laurel OR Hardy and here is the full description of it and the cover art as well.

In announcement news today, Flicker Alley has just revealed Laurel or Hardy: Early Films of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, a 2-disc release of rare or rarely-seen newly-restored short films starring either Stan Laurel or Oliver Hardy before they teamed up. Set for Blu-ray release on 1/12/21, the set includes:

Stan Laurel FilmsBears and Bad Men (1918), The Egg (1922), A Weak-End Party (1922), The Pest (1922), When Knights Were Cold (1923), The Handy Man (1923), Pick and Shovel (1923), Collars and Cuffs (1923), Gas and Air (1923), A Man About Town (1923), The Whole Truth (1923), Brothers Under the Chin (1924), Zeb Vs. Paprika (1924), Wide Open Spaces (1924), Detained (1924), Twins (1925), Pie-Eyed (1925)

Oliver Hardy FilmsMother’s Baby Boy (1914), Servant Girl’s Legacy (1914), An Expensive Visit (1915), A Lucky Strike (1915), The New Adventures of J. Rufus Wallingford: The Lilac Splash (1915), The Serenade (1916), Hungry Hearts (1916), The Candy Trail (1916), The Chief Cook (1917), Hello Trouble (1918), Married to Order (1918), He’s In Again (1918), The Rent Collector (1921), The Bakery (1921), The Show (1922), Rivals (1925), Wandering Papas (1926), Say It With Babies (1926)


You’ll also get an image gallery and a booklet with liner notes.

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Just spotted this interesting info from Bill Hunt's website at DigitalBits and he talks about a new Blu-Ray release of the shorts before they became a team and it is entitled Laurel OR Hardy and here is the full description of it and the cover art as well.

In announcement news today, Flicker Alley has just revealed Laurel or Hardy: Early Films of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, a 2-disc release of rare or rarely-seen newly-restored short films starring either Stan Laurel or Oliver Hardy before they teamed up. Set for Blu-ray release on 1/12/21, the set includes:

Stan Laurel FilmsBears and Bad Men (1918), The Egg (1922), A Weak-End Party (1922), The Pest (1922), When Knights Were Cold (1923), The Handy Man (1923), Pick and Shovel (1923), Collars and Cuffs (1923), Gas and Air (1923), A Man About Town (1923), The Whole Truth (1923), Brothers Under the Chin (1924), Zeb Vs. Paprika (1924), Wide Open Spaces (1924), Detained (1924), Twins (1925), Pie-Eyed (1925)

Oliver Hardy FilmsMother’s Baby Boy (1914), Servant Girl’s Legacy (1914), An Expensive Visit (1915), A Lucky Strike (1915), The New Adventures of J. Rufus Wallingford: The Lilac Splash (1915), The Serenade (1916), Hungry Hearts (1916), The Candy Trail (1916), The Chief Cook (1917), Hello Trouble (1918), Married to Order (1918), He’s In Again (1918), The Rent Collector (1921), The Bakery (1921), The Show (1922), Rivals (1925), Wandering Papas (1926), Say It With Babies (1926)


You’ll also get an image gallery and a booklet with liner notes.

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Great, but I still want more early silent films of the team. "Two Tars" especially.
 

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Two things:
I hope this isn't wrecked like the big bluray from this year..
I hope this turns out better than the Laurel Or Hardy dvd that I got before-- it had a stupid "Passport" logo on the bottom left of the screen during every film. Trash.
 

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I saw many of these during the virtual Pordenone Giornate del Cinema Muto. The Laurel shorts were particularly good. The LoC and Lobster Films were involved in this project. This same compilation was already released in France so it's good that Flicker Alley is making it available domestically.
 

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What's wrong with the L&H Blu-ray? Was hoping to get this set for my dad for Christmas...
 

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Great, but I still want more early silent films of the team. "Two Tars" especially.

The only place I've seen many of their silent films on disc is the Region 2 DVD set pictured below, which has a lot of material. I bought the set several years ago along with a multi-region player to handle them, and the quality is quite good. Some shorts appear a second time with computer colorization and a slightly slower speed (heaven only knows why) but those doubles can be ignored. Amazon still lists it, but at an outrageous price.

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What's wrong with the L&H Blu-ray? Was hoping to get this set for my dad for Christmas...

There was some very passionate debate here about how much digital clean-up was done and the fact they don't have the film-like look that many on here prefer. The producers have also done wonders with digital stabilization and cleaning up some very worn negatives and prints that were filled with scratches and marks.

You know your dad better than I do, but I suspect you can gift him this and he'll be thrilled.
 

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There was some very passionate debate here about how much digital clean-up was done and the fact they don't have the film-like look that many on here prefer. The producers have also done wonders with digital stabilization and cleaning up some very worn negatives and prints that were filled with scratches and marks.

You know your dad better than I do, but I suspect you can gift him this and he'll be thrilled.
Thanks for the encouragement. I'll definitely gift him the set then. He'll love it - he was the one that introduced me to L&H.
 

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