Max Davidson and Roach "Female Comedy Teams" coming to DVD

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Uli Ruedel
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Re: Max Davidson and Roach "Female Comedy Teams" coming to DVD

Postby Uli Ruedel » Tue May 11, 2010 4:12 pm

Chris Seguin wrote:Commentary tracks...and lots of 'em!


Ah, did you just offer one, Chris? You'll never beat Steve M. in bit part actor identifications, or David K. in breakneck pace film historic crash courses, but it would be great to hear one by you indeed one of these days!

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Re: Max Davidson and Roach "Female Comedy Teams" coming to DVD

Postby Paul E. Gierucki » Tue May 11, 2010 5:59 pm

Uli,

If you'll send me his contact info, privately, I'll see that he gets in. I suspect that he was caught up in the SPAM filter. Speaking of SPAM, I'll be doing an overhaul of the board sometime this week. We will post the time and day that the board will be unavailable while I perform some long overdue maintenance.

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Re: Max Davidson and Roach "Female Comedy Teams" coming to DVD

Postby Agnes McFadden » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:31 pm

Is there any information on a release date for these collections yet?

I definately want to make sure that I get both of these.
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Re: Max Davidson and Roach "Female Comedy Teams" coming to DVD

Postby Andrew Sholl » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:20 am

The release date for the Max Davison collection is stil listed as Autumn/Fall. The Female Comedy Teams DVD is due out in October. See: http://www.edition-filmmuseum.com/advan ... x+davidson

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Re: Max Davidson and Roach "Female Comedy Teams" coming to DVD

Postby Uli Ruedel » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:38 pm

Meanwhile, Stefan and Rob Stone gave a great Davidson presentation on the Bonner Sommerkino, where Stefan showcased some of his stills-plus-surviving-footage reconstructions, which in many passages work remarkably well. A glimpse of Hardy and Davidson in Love 'Em and Feed 'Em, courtesy of Rob Stone, was another special treat (as was the live piano by Stephen Horne throughout the show). If it's finds like these that slightly delay the release, that"s just wonderful in my book; this is definitely a DVD to look forward to.

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Re: Max Davidson and Roach "Female Comedy Teams" coming to DVD

Postby Richard Finegan » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:14 am

Stefan just let me know that the Max Davidson set is being released today, March 11.

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Re: Max Davidson and Roach "Female Comedy Teams" coming to DVD

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Re: Max Davidson and Roach "Female Comedy Teams" coming to DVD

Postby Uli Ruedel » Sun May 15, 2011 4:28 am

Well, after the usual disclaimer that a small contribution to this set might render me biased, I'm happy to say that it even surpassed my already high expectations. Fantastic work on the reconstructions, presentations, and exhaustive supplementary materials, and Love 'em and Feed 'em now ranks near or at the top of lost films I hope will be one day rediscovered. I had seen the surviving footage before and must admit to have been a bit skeptic as to building a whole reconstruction around this snippet, but it succeeds beautifully in giving an idea of what the whole film would be like. Among the other surprises of this and the Female Comedy team sets, to me, are the scores; I had heard Günter Buchwald's as well as Stephen Horne's top-notch work a number of times before in Pordenone and Bristol, but the lively scores of the team of Joachim Bärenz and Christian Roderburg were equally great. I hope we will see more comedy releases within the Edition Filmmuseum series -- indeed a set of Karl Valentin silents has been listed among the upcoming titles for a while now and sounds even more mouthwatering now.

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Re: Max Davidson and Roach "Female Comedy Teams" coming to DVD

Postby Uli Ruedel » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:13 pm

It's been a couple weeks, but it hasn't been reported here yet -- both discs won a well-deserved award at the Cinema Ritrovato Festival.

"BEST REDISCOVERY OF A FORGOTTEN FILM
Awarded jointly to Max Davidson and Female Comedy Teams
Two priceless collections of silent and early sound slapstick comedies from the Hal Roach studio that highlight neglected and relatively unknown corners of American cultural history as well as film history."
(http://www.cinetecadibologna.it/cinemaritrovato2011_eng/ev/dvdawards2011_en)

(Yes, I know, not neglected by us, or unknown to us, but ....)

Congrats to Munich!

Uli

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Re: Max Davidson and Roach "Female Comedy Teams" coming to DVD

Postby Chris Seguin » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:04 pm

Congratulations Munich, indeed! And hopefully this will be the impetus for them to mine the Roach vaults even deeper (a much-needed Harry Langdon set? The complete Schmaltz Brothers? A comprehensive Irvin S. Cobb??)
Chris


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