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The Lost Films of
Laurel and Hardy

Volume One
(1918-1929)
 

Contents: Hustling for Health (1919), On the Front Page (1926), Call of the Cuckoo (1927), Do Detectives Think? (1927), The Finishing Touch (1928) and Big Business (1929).

1998 Hal Roach Studios DVD edition

The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy, The Complete Collection, Volume One (1918-1929), black & white, 124 minutes total, not rated,
including Hustling for Health (1919), black & white, 15 minutes, not rated, On the Front Page (1926), black & white, 23 minutes, not rated, Call of the Cuckoo (1927), black & white, 18 minutes, not rated, Do Detectives Think? (1927), black & white, 24 minutes, not rated, The Finishing Touch (1928), black & white, 23 minutes, not rated, and Big Business (1929), black & white, 18 minutes, not rated.

Hal Roach Studios, HRS 4791, UPC 0-14381-47912-6.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, snapper DVD case (reissued in standard DVD keepcase), $29.99.
DVD release date: 22 December 1998.
Country of origin: USA

We have seen some of the films from this collection on laserdisc and VHS videotape, and we have seen other DVD releases in this series. Our hipshot opinion of the DVD, sight unseen, is that some films will look very good (transferred from the original 35mm negatives) and others may be passable at best, usually films transferred from the best surviving material in the possession of Hal Roach Studios.

Read our review of volume three in this series for an idea of what to expect from this release.

 
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Other silent era LAUREL AND HARDY films available on home video:
Early Silent Classics of Laurel and Hardy, Volume 1 (1922-1926)
Early Silent Classics of Laurel and Hardy, Volume 2 (1917-1926)
Early Silent Classics of Laurel and Hardy, Volume 3 (1924-1943)
Early Silent Classics of Laurel and Hardy, Volume 4 (1923-1926)
The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy, Volume Two (1923-1929)
The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy, Volume Three (1922-1929)
The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy, Volume Four (1924-1936)
The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy, Volume Five (1924-1929)
The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy, Volume Six (1923-1929)
The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy, Volume Seven (1927-1934)
The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy, Volume Eight (1923-1928)
The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy, Volume Nine (1926-1928)

Other SHORT COMEDY FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

 
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