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Atoll K

#1 Post by What A Disgrace » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:35 am

Laurel and Hardy's final film being released on November 26.

Special features:
Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
Mother's Baby Boy (1914, 4 mins)
Something in Her Eye (1915, 11 mins)
Do You Love Your Wife? (1919, 14 mins)
Somewhere in Wrong (1925, 23 mins)
Should Men Walk Home? (1927, 27 mins)
Laurel and Hardy in Tynemouth, aka Grand Hotel (1932, 11 mins)
Laurel and Hardy in Scotland (1947, 3 mins)
Railway Birthday Party (1947, 2 mins)
Laurel and Hardy Return to the UK (1952, 2 mins)
US trailer (c1954)
German trailer (c1951)
Interview With Stan Laurel (1957, 80 mins, audio only): Stan discusses his life and work with Arthur B Friedman in a recoding made a week after Ollie's death

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The Boys Stay in the Picture: New Laurel and Hardy video essay by Chris Seguin, using rare images, scripts, letters and promotional materials from around the time of Atoll K (2018, 13 mins) New feature-length commentary on Atoll K and new commentaries on the amateur films by Laurel and Hardy expert Glenn Mitchell (2018) Illustrated booklet with new essays and notes by Laurel and Hardy authorities Glenn Mitchell, Norbert Aping and David Wyatt, new writing by Alan and Vic Pratt, plus full film credits

France, Italy | 1951 | black and white | 98 minutes | English language with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles and audio description | original aspect ratio 1.37:1 | BD50: 1080p, 24fps, 2.0 PCM mono audio (48kHz/24-bit), region B | DVD9: PAL, 25pfs, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio (48kHz/16-bit), region 2

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#2 Post by Altair » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:14 pm

I mean this is supposed to a notoriously bad Laurel and Hardy film, a far cry from the comedic height of the '30s, but wow, just look at that bounty of extras. The BFI have done incredible work here. Those selection of shorts are probably more interesting than the feature film itself.

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#3 Post by domino harvey » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:17 pm

Worth noting that Universal UK will be releasing a Blu-Ray box set of Laurel and Hardy films in December as well

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