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by Ed Watz
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 6983

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday

Second 100 Years actual title card.jpeg PS. I'm still hoping to live long enough to see a complete print of 'The Second 100 Years'! Seeing a complete THE SECOND 100 YEARS has always meant a great deal more to me than finally watching Reel Two of THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY. It was another of our grea...
by Ed Watz
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 6983

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday

A great review from THE LOST LAUGH: https://thelostlaugh.com/2019/09/09/not-so-silent-racket-more-charley-chase-classics-on-dvd/ RICHARD M ROBERTS The reviewer's first comment ("As with volume 1 of this series, I have to begin by awarding this DVD five stars simply for existing") really g...
by Ed Watz
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES
Replies: 4
Views: 2866

Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES

If a picture is indeed worth a thousand words, this image should speak for itself. Someone just shared with me a review of Cohen Media's latest US BluRay Keaton release (Volume 3, SEVEN CHANCES/BATTLING BUTLER), which includes this Technicolor screenshot from SEVEN CHANCES: CM US BluRay Seven Chance...
by Ed Watz
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES
Replies: 4
Views: 2866

Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES

Can anyone tell the group whether Cohen Media's latest US release of SEVEN CHANCES uses the botched Technicolor transfer from their European release -- or have wiser heads prevailed, and have they upgraded the Technicolor prologue? The Kino release, of course, had a beautiful restoration of the Tech...
by Ed Watz
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Robert Cummings' kids had great taste
Replies: 0
Views: 771

Robert Cummings' kids had great taste

From The Bennington Evening Banner, September 8, 1953:

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by Ed Watz
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 6983

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday

Thanks for the birthday wishes, Richard - would you believe it, 16 years old on July 16th (uh, I think I'm dyslexic with numbers sometimes). Another great thing about these sets is that everyone can own a complete collection of Chase's shorts, including the titles that one is less fond of viewing. O...
by Ed Watz
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 6983

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday

According to Amazon, my order was already shipped yesterday - and I can't imagine a better birthday present to myself! Looking over the DVD description again, I'm reminded of what's in store: UNA CANA AL AIRE, the 4-reel Spanish version of LOOSER THAN LOOSE, which is worth the price of the set in it...
by Ed Watz
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Buster Keaton: Pie-Throwing with The Keystone Cops
Replies: 3
Views: 1544

Buster Keaton: Pie-Throwing with The Keystone Cops

Buster's July 6, 1950 guest appearance on The Ed Wynn Show, demonstrating the art of pie-throwing with assistance from The Keystone Cops (Hank Mann, Chester Conklin, Tiny Ward and Heinie Conklin). This is taken from an edited clip, copied by Lord-Knows-Who, which eventually made its way to me on a f...
by Ed Watz
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray
Replies: 4
Views: 2139

Re: Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray

Agreed, Chris - Buster's performance in MORT is spot-on perfect. But I have renewed respect for Jules White as a comedy director when comparing the dueling scene from SHE'S OIL MINE with the version in UN DUEL À MORT. The pacing, timing and presentation overall in Buster's final Columbia short - plu...
by Ed Watz
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray
Replies: 4
Views: 2139

Re: Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray

What's the back story of this film? I don't think I've heard of it before. Is the fishing scene by any chance the film that accompanied his stage appearance in MERTON OF THE MOVIES with Jane Dulo? Even though UN DUEL À MORT is listed in just about every Buster Keaton filmography, it usually receive...