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

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

Postby Richard M Roberts » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:57 pm

Here it is Gang, and this is the actual Amazon page you order it from, ignore any and all others:


https://www.amazon.com/Charley-Chase-Ro ... he+talkies


For Immediate Release


A NEW COLLECTION OF CHARLEY CHASE SHORTS IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DVD

Volume One Contains 18 Rare Talking Comedy Shorts From The Golden Age of Hollywood

(Phoenix, AZ) The Sprocket Vault announces its latest DVD release: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE: 1930-31, the first in a series and available exclusively on Amazon. These 18 comedy shorts on a 2-DVD set showcases this great but somewhat neglected comedian during some of his prime film days.

From 1924-1936, Charley Chase made hilarious short comedies for the Hal Roach Studios. He was one of their most popular comedy stars in both the silent and sound eras. His talkie shorts for Hal Roach have never been collected into a comprehensive collection before, and now THE SPROCKET VAULT brings them to the public in a planned multi-volume collection designed to reacquaint comedy fans to his wonderful short films.

Charley Chase was considered the leading man of comedians, a handsome, talented performer with strong comedy credentials on both sides of the camera. He became Hal Roach's number two star in terms of box office, second only to Laurel and Hardy during his stay at Roach. Chase utilized a style that incorporated classic visual comedy blended with more situational and screwball elements, his sound comedies also highlight his musical abilities. Chase was an accomplished singer and dancer as well.

The films in this 1930-31 collection are also complimented by the presence of Charley Chase's then-frequent leading lady, the lovely and vivacious Thelma Todd. She was a beautiful and statuesque blonde with great timing and comedy talent, whose work with Charley Chase and other comedians propelled her to stardom in her own Hal Roach comedy series. Her career as a lead comedienne was tragically cut short by her early death in 1935 at the age of 29.

The Sprocket Vault's new Charley Chase collection utilizes original Hal Roach Studio print materials for its digital masters, and each short on this collection is accompanied by a commentary track from noted film historian and Hal Roach authority Richard M. Roberts, who shines new light on the "Lot of Fun" and the people involved in making these classic comedies in an informative, clever, and entertaining manner.

CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE: 1930-31 contains -The Shorts - 1930: The Real McCoy, Whispering Whoopee, All Teed Up, Fifty Million Husbands, Fast Work, Girl Shock, Dollar Dizzy, Looser Than Loose, High C's

The Shorts - 1931: Thundering Tenors, The Pip from Pittsburg, Rough Seas, One of the Smiths, The Panic Is On, Skip the Maloo! What a Bozo! The Hasty Marriage

Extra: La Senorita De Chicago (1931) (Spanish-language version of THE PIP FROM PITTSBURG)

DVD BASICS

Retail: $34.99

Amazon Price: $24.93

Language: English

Running Time: 413 minutes

Color: Black & White

Year: 1930 & 31

Rating: Not Rated

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 - 4X3


Available Now!

The Sprocket Vault DVDs are sold exclusively through Amazon.


www.sprocketvault.com

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

Postby DaveGlass » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:38 am

This made my day / week / month.
And unlike other Sprocket releases, I've been able to order it from the UK!
Thanks Richard!
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Re: Okay-----NOW!: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE 1930-31

Postby Thomas Reeder » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:03 pm

Excellent! This will help fill a much lamented void. Ordered, and looking forward to it.

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

Postby Nico Cartenstadt » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:44 pm

Great news! Just ordered my copy as well. I'm so much looking forward to revisiting these comedies in the best possible way.

Charley Chase AND Thelma Todd, what more can one ask for?

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

Postby Chris Seguin » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:10 pm

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!

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

Postby Richard M Roberts » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:40 pm

Our first five-star review:

https://www.amazon.com/Charley-Chase-Ro ... he+talkies


So somebody got their copy today. I doubt they had time to do more than a quick overview, but glad they're happy.

Apparently we were Amazon's number one mover and shaker DVD release on Friday night, going from number 32,448th in DVD releases to 111 in less than 24 hours. We have already had to order a second run of replicating as we sent the rest of our first run over to Amazon. Keep up the good work folks, this will keep these releases coming.

And you in the Mafiosi let us know when you get your copies, and feel free to put a good word in over at Amazon.

Onward.

RICHARD M ROBERTS

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

Postby Jim Kerkhoff » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:12 pm

Nuts! I got a note from Amazon that the Chase DVD scheduled for delivery today is being delayed until Monday. I guess I'm part of that second run. Does that make me an also-ran?

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

Postby John Bengtson » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:25 am

THANK YOU! What a beautiful set! Charley in top form, wonderful, crisp prints, entertaining and informative commentary by RMR. Wow, what a gift to comedy fans. Thank you SO MUCH for releasing this wonderful set. What a treat! We are all truly indebted to you for making this available. Hooray!

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

Postby Richard M Roberts » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:39 am

John Bengtson wrote:THANK YOU! What a beautiful set! Charley in top form, wonderful, crisp prints, entertaining and informative commentary by RMR. Wow, what a gift to comedy fans. Thank you SO MUCH for releasing this wonderful set. What a treat! We are all truly indebted to you for making this available. Hooray!



You're welcome Mr. Bengston, and thank you for the nice words.

Six five-star reviews on AMAZON so far, and it's back in stock so order away folks!


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

Postby Richard M Roberts » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:17 pm

Our first official pointless whiner today! No surprise it comes from nitwitvile:

http://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.p ... 6&start=30

That nameless Mr. Bigsnot (whose teeth are still gnashing because there is no Blu-ray), has the screaming voices in his head already singing four part harmony over his perceived "density" issues with one of the shorts on the set. Methinks the density issues are Mr. B's problem, in fact, he's just dense........

Wiser heads have already pointed out to this clueless one that he should stop peering so hard through the contrast as to miss the words before him stating the original surviving print materials were in less-than-stellar condition, but he bleats that he feels comfortable stating the bleedin' obvious in any case, it usually seems to elude him, so he must just be tickled as to have noticed it this time.

And Gebert is already trembling with the thought and peering over here as to our reaction, why disappoint him?

Now onto more meaningful pursuits.

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