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Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations (Blu-ray)

STAN AND OLLIE LOOK AND SOUND BETTER THAN EVER!  In new 2K and 4K digital restorations from original 35mm nitrate sources, Laurel and Hardy’s classic comedies are here in the best quality since their first release!   Bonus Extras:  2,500 rare photos, posters and studio files • Commentaries by Randy Skretvedt and Richard W. Bann • Film and audio interviews with L&H co-workers • Alternate soundtracks, music tracks, trailers • Almost 9 hours of EXCLUSIVE rarities!

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STAN AND OLLIE LOOK AND SOUND BETTER THAN EVER!

4 Blu-ray Collection (Content of DVD and Blu-ray versions are the same)

New 2K and 4K digital restorations from original 35mm nitrate on standard definition DVDs, Laurel and Hardy’s classic comedies are here in the best quality since their first release! Two features and 17 shorts, including the legendary pie-fight silent film The Battle of the Century, making its video debut and nearly complete for the first time in over 90 years!

Restorations by Jeff Joseph/SabuCat in conjunction with the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Library of Congress. Using careful photochemical and digital techniques, these classic films are restored to pristine condition. In these stunning new transfers, they look and sound as beautiful as they did when they were first released.

FEATURE FILMS:

  • Sons of the Desert
  • Way Out West

CLASSIC SHORT FILMS:

  • Berth Marks
  • The Battle of the Century (with new music track by Donald Sosin and virtually complete and restored)
  • Brats
  • Busy Bodies
  • The Chimp
  • Come Clean
  • County Hospital
  • Helpmates
  • Hog Wild
  • Me and My Pal
  • Midnight Patrol
  • The Music Box
  • One Good Turn
  • Scram!
  • Their First Mistake
  • Towed in a Hole
  • Twice Two

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • L&H off-camera pix from Hardy’s collection
  • That’s That (restored/first time on video)
  • Tree in a Test Tube (restored from 16mm Kodachrome)
  • Ships Reporter Oliver Hardy Interview (restored)
  • Alternate Soundtracks
  • Huge collection of rare photos, stills, posters, scripts and studio files
  • Commentaries by Randy Skretvedt and Richard W. Bann
  • Never before seen video interviews as well as audio interviews with L&H co-workers
  • Restored Trailers and more!
  • English Subtitles

Features and Shorts approx. 485 minutes Commentary tracks and alternate tracks approx. 565 minutes/ B&W/1.37:1/Optional English Subtitles

“Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations (Blu-ray)”

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