The bulk of this collection of short comedy films was originally produced for home video in 2004-2006 by Mark Roth for his own company, Reelclassicdvd.com, a small retailer offering DVD-R discs for the collector market. A Submarine Pirate was produced for home video by All Day Entertainment’s David Kalat.
All Day Entertainment, distributed by Image Entertainment,
ADE3581DVD, UPC 0-14381-35812-4.
Three single-sided, single-layered, Region 1NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in windowboxed and full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; three-disc DVD keepcase, $39.99.
Release date: 21 November 2006.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD collection has been mastered from fair to very-good 16mm reduction prints provided by Mark Roth, Donald Lee, Darren Nemeth and Film Preservation Associates. Among the source prints are those manufactured and distributed in 16mm by Essex Films, Hollywood Film Enterprises and Stark Films from the 1940s through the 1960s.
The majority of the films feature musical accompaniment by Ben Model, with additional accompaniment by Bernie Anderson Jr and Ray Brubacher, and one film accompanied by preexisting recordings.