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Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations

Summary
STAN AND OLLIE LOOK AND SOUND BETTER THAN EVER! New 2K and 4K digital restorations from original 35mm nitrate, 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!
7.9
Good
Video - 8.2
Audio - 8.5
Movie - 8
Special Features - 7

Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations was a stunning release from MVD during the Pandemic’s heavier days. While I was still finishing up watching that stunning Universal set that Shout Factory released at the end of 2019, what did it mean to have the early stuff finally hitting Blu-ray?

In short, it was a stunning trip back through the best of what made Laurel & Hardy gel as a comedy team. If you’re a fan of Golden Age comedy, I’d recommend picking up this stellar set.

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The Blu-ray comes with four discs loaded with films restored by UCLA and The Film Foundation. Check out the special features.

  • ‘Battle of the Century’ (1928) virtually complete and restored!
  • Commentaries by Randy Skretvedt and Richard W. Bann
  • Never before seen video interviews as well as audio interviews with L&H co-workers
  • Over 2500 stills, posters, scripts
  • Alternate Soundtracks
  • Music Tracks
  • ‘Ship’s Reporter’ Oliver Hardy Interview (restored)
  • ‘That’s That’ (restored/first time on video)
  • ‘Tree in a Test Tube’ (restored from 16mm Kodachrome)
  • L&H off-camera pix from Hardy’s collection
  • Restored Trailers
  • Optional English subtitles

Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations is now available!

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