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by Chris Seguin
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI

Thanks David. The transfer looks stellar -- it's a film I like a lot, and is definitely the best of their post-Roach features. This is one well worth having!
Chris
by Chris Seguin
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI
Replies: 5
Views: 741

ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI

The British Film Institute is officially releasing Laurel & Hardy's final theatrical film in a 2K HD restoration from a complete nitrate print in their holdings. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JJPCT13?fbclid=IwAR1iAZh8Wk2fw6SOMnc0i-APxUGbfK3aID0al2_MxSNAhdatwHUBYOkDoZw I'm pleased and proud to h...
by Chris Seguin
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Correction Dept: Our Gang MGM Silents
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Re: Nitrateville Correction Dept: Our Gang MGM Silents

There's 14 1927-29 MGM silent releases -- looking gorgeous -- on this German DVD. They're a strange lot, but readily available nowadays, yep. https://www.amazon.de/Die-kleinen-Strolche-1927-1929-Stummfilme/dp/B002880H7S/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1532086746&sr=8-3&keywords=die+kleinen+strolc...
by Chris Seguin
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Examiner Review of SMILEAGE GUARANTEED by Richard Roberts
Replies: 8
Views: 5619

Re: Examiner Review of SMILEAGE GUARANTEED by Richard Roberts

I know this is an old post, but it's recently become a little more relevant. Listen to any 5 minutes of any of Richard M. Roberts' commentary tracks on any DVD, then the entire 142 minutes of James L. Neibaur's comments on RUNNING WILD and THE OLD ARMY GAME, and that'll tell you all you need to know...
by Chris Seguin
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE ROUND-UP starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle
Replies: 16
Views: 5876

Re: THE ROUND-UP starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle

Ahh, but blu-ray looks soooooo nice.

Seriously, in a year that, in three months alone, has already brought us the Charley Chase Talkies V.1 and Marcel Perez V.2, this is the cherry on the icing on the cake. A gotta have. Congrats Paul!
by Chris Seguin
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Okay-----NOW!: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE 1930-31
Replies: 21
Views: 11672

Re: Okay-----NOW!: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE 1930-31

I'm finding the Chases just keep getting better and better -- ONE OF THE SMITHS and SKIP THE MALOO both just made me grin like an idiot throughout, and THE PANIC IS ON is a hoot -- with a really fantastic tracking shot as Charley walks down a hallway from one office to the next. My habit is to watch...
by Chris Seguin
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SMITH'S ARMY LIFE (1928) Raymond McKee, Ruth Histt, Mary Ann Jackson
Replies: 1
Views: 863

Re: SMITH'S ARMY LIFE (1928) Raymond McKee, Ruth Histt, Mary Ann Jackson

Mary Ann Jackson is unquestionably the most underrated child actor of the silent era. She's a phenomenon in the pre-talkie MGM Our Gangs.
by Chris Seguin
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Okay-----NOW!: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE 1930-31
Replies: 21
Views: 11672

Re: Okay-----NOW!: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE 1930-31

Simply the greatest release of 2018. Sure we’re only three weeks into January, but I can’t envision anything topping it. Kudos to you, Mr. Roberts!
by Chris Seguin
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: OLD TIME RADIO
Topic: Nitrateville Answer Dept: Keaton Radio Appearances
Replies: 4
Views: 6259

Re: Nitrateville Answer Dept: Keaton Radio Appearances

My pleasure! But upon a re-listen, it's pretty obvious the whiskey's getting the better of Buster on the Rudy Vallee show.
by Chris Seguin
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: OLD TIME RADIO
Topic: Nitrateville Answer Dept: Keaton Radio Appearances
Replies: 4
Views: 6259

Re: Nitrateville Answer Dept: Keaton Radio Appearances

Here's The Fleischmann's Yeast Hour for your listening pleasure. (And a far sight better than Shell Chateau!)
https://soundcloud.com/the-scribe-files ... er-14-1933