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by David Pickard
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY on ARTE Jan 2, 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY on ARTE Jan 2, 2019

Exciting news! Now I need to find out how to access ARTE TV in the UK to avoid the disappointment of not being able to see these. Do you know when the other L&H material will be shown?

On a related note, is Lobster planning to make these shorts / films available on DVD?
by David Pickard
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI
Replies: 6
Views: 1163

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

Thanks for posting this Chris - it's really good news!! I saw this at the BFI a few years ago and have ben hoping for a commercial release ever since, and now it's finally here and with good bonus material too. I know this film is much reviled but personally I quite like it. In my opinion it's certa...
by David Pickard
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Okay-----NOW!: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE 1930-31
Replies: 21
Views: 12430

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

I must admit that Charley Chase is a new discovery to me - I'm a big Laurel & Hardy fan and purchased this DVD mostly out of curiosity. But wow! - I'm very impressed, really enjoyed the films. The guys at Sprocket Vault have done a truly outstanding job as always - really clean prints, good clea...
by David Pickard
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: No Place Like Jail
Replies: 1
Views: 919

No Place Like Jail

Does anyone know if the Stan Laurel film 'No Place Like Jail' exists? I've read a number of articles which say it was available from Emgee Films on Super8 / 16mm - but surely that must be old information as I thought they went out of business years ago. Can anyone confirm what the current position a...
by David Pickard
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Billy West Festival
Replies: 2
Views: 1256

Re: Billy West Festival

It will be an interesting watch. I have seen some of these films and do have an incomplete copy of 'The Candy Kid' - is the version made from your print the entire film? Also, on the subject of Billy West, I have a minute and a half's footage from 'Playmates' - do you know if this is all the footage...
by David Pickard
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS (1931) Edgar Kennedy, Arthur Housman
Replies: 1
Views: 1423

Re: NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS (1931) Edgar Kennedy, Arthur Housman

Just watched this - hilarious. Thanks for pointing us to it…I've always liked Edgar Kennedy and it's good to see Arthur Housman too, as I think he doesn't get the recognition he deserves.
by David Pickard
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Looser Than Loose
Replies: 0
Views: 893

Looser Than Loose

Good News! Dave Stevenson has just re-opened the doors over at Looser Than Loose - it's worth a look.

http://www.looserthanloose.com
by David Pickard
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Now I'll Tell One
Replies: 1
Views: 767

Now I'll Tell One

Does anyone know if there is a decent copy of the extant second reel anywhere? All I've ever seen is a very poor copy of a VHS tape...
by David Pickard
Sat May 13, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Stolen Jools
Replies: 1
Views: 1390

Stolen Jools

Can anyone tell me whether it is possible to get an uncut copy of this all-star short? I'm not aware of it being commercially available but I'm hoping that someone may know differently...
by David Pickard
Wed May 03, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Clip from BATTLE OF THE CENTURY Reel 2
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Re: Clip from BATTLE OF THE CENTURY Reel 2

Thanks for publicising this - maybe it will get a commercial release soon?