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by Chris Seguin
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI
Replies: 7
Views: 4794

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

It's telling that the ATOLL K blu-ray is outselling the five-feature "Best Of" blu-ray set on amazon.co.uk ATOLL K is #88 in DVD & Blu-ray > Comedy BEST OF is #427 in DVD & Blu-ray > Comedy Cracking the Top 100 is not bad at all for "Laurel & Hardy's worst film ever"!
by Chris Seguin
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....
Replies: 18
Views: 9068

Re: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....

I’d say a lot of this was indeed driven by Mr. Laurel; no doubt Babe was just seeking a paycheque while Stan was seeking creative freedom and a salary he considered worthy of the team. It seemed to get contentious around the time of “The Fighting Kentuckian”; according to AJ Marriot’s book “Laurel &...
by Chris Seguin
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....
Replies: 18
Views: 9068

Re: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....

Well that’s my point exactly. Besides the aforementioned “My Darling is a Kangaroo” and a 1948 blurb about Roach wanting to sign them for a series of 12-minute TV shorts, I can’t think of a single Hollywood offer they got between 1945-51. Hardy might’ve been in demand; Laurel & Hardy weren’t. No...
by Chris Seguin
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....
Replies: 18
Views: 9068

Re: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....

Absolutely true to all that, but let's say they were in optimal health in 1948-49 -- I'm not sure the offers would have been pouring in, especially not from the big studios after the bridge-burning interviews they did about Fox and MGM once they left. (The only thing I recall coming up during that p...
by Chris Seguin
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....
Replies: 18
Views: 9068

Re: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....

I can't disagree with any of this fine insight, and definitely think there's emotional territory to be mined (or that should have been mined by the filmmakers) about the years 1940 right up to 1953 -- where Stan's grandiose plans of leaving Roach lead to a harsh reality, leading to what must have be...
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: 7
Views: 4794

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: 7
Views: 4794

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: 2314

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: 7558

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: 11163

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!