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by David Pickard
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Brats - Silent Version
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Re: Brats - Silent Version

Thanks very much William and Richard. As an avid Laurel & Hardy fan I'm always looking out for different versions of their films, however minor those differences may be (and I know that's sad, but hey, that's what collecting's about). But from what you say the only difference apart from the incl...
by David Pickard
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Brats - Silent Version
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Brats - Silent Version

I was wondering if the silent version of the Laurel & Hardy film 'Brats', which was prepared by the Hal Roach studio for cinemas that hadn't made the transition to sound, still exists and - if so - is available to view?
by David Pickard
Wed May 29, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ten Years of Silent Comedy Mafia.com
Replies: 8
Views: 2600

Re: Ten Years of Silent Comedy Mafia.com

Really great for an enthusiast like me who knows very little about a lot of these films to have access to the knowledge of the experts in SCM who know so much more. Looking forward to the next 10 years of SCM!
by David Pickard
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Larry Semon DVDs
Replies: 11
Views: 4128

Re: Larry Semon DVDs

Yes, I'm also looking forward to those Kino BluRays; just hoping they will be region free
by David Pickard
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Larry Semon DVDs
Replies: 11
Views: 4128

Re: Larry Semon DVDs

Many thanks for the info guys, really glad I asked the question as you've saved me a load of disappointment and a lot of money! Will now explore the Grapevine and Alpha collections instead.
by David Pickard
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Larry Semon DVDs
Replies: 11
Views: 4128

Larry Semon DVDs

I'm posting this as I'm hoping someone can give me some advice. I am an avid Laurel & Hardy fan and collect all of their films; I have most of their available solo works including all of the Larry Semon films that have Oliver Hardy in them (except 'The Head Waiter') but these are typically of fa...
by David Pickard
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Laurel & Hardy in "Morton's Plumbing Shop"
Replies: 1
Views: 1568

Re: Laurel & Hardy in "Morton's Plumbing Shop"

Amazing but great that material is still being unearthed - maybe one day someone will find a copy of 'Hats Off'! Ok, I know that would seem unlikely... Anyway, this is a really great book and disc, highly recommended. All credit to John Tefteller and team for making this available.
by David Pickard
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY on ARTE Jan 2, 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Re: THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY on ARTE Jan 2, 2019

Exciting news! Now I need to find out how to access ARTE TV in the UK to avoid the disappointment of not being able to see these. Do you know when the other L&H material will be shown?

On a related note, is Lobster planning to make these shorts / films available on DVD?
by David Pickard
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI
Replies: 7
Views: 3583

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

Thanks for posting this Chris - it's really good news!! I saw this at the BFI a few years ago and have ben hoping for a commercial release ever since, and now it's finally here and with good bonus material too. I know this film is much reviled but personally I quite like it. In my opinion it's certa...
by David Pickard
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Okay-----NOW!: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE 1930-31
Replies: 21
Views: 18282

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

I must admit that Charley Chase is a new discovery to me - I'm a big Laurel & Hardy fan and purchased this DVD mostly out of curiosity. But wow! - I'm very impressed, really enjoyed the films. The guys at Sprocket Vault have done a truly outstanding job as always - really clean prints, good clea...