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(1-5*)
  ALONE AND TOGETHER
5-DISC SET

Passport Video
2007

#57205
  The Tree In A Test Tube [4:40]
Oliver Hardy interview [3:13]
One Too Many [14:52]
The Battle Royal [8:18]
The Paper Hanger's Helper [8:34]
The Wizard Of Oz [89:29]
Roughest Africa [21:20]
Pie-Eyed [17:19]
Short Kilts [23:11]
Oranges And Lemons
Hustling For Health
Yes, Yes, Nanette
The Show
Along Came Auntie
He's In Again
Bromo And Juliet
  -5-DVD set
-Impressive cleaned-up version of The Tree In A Test Tube, one of the best prints I have seen - though the final 7 minutes are missing.
-The Paper Hanger's Helper is missing an entire reel of footage.
-Poorly constructed chapter breaks.
-The menu states this is Volume 2; so where is Volume 1?
-No title cards for several of the films.
-The Battle Royal has a voice-over audio, describing the on-screen action.
-The Wizard Of Oz has a Vivaldi audio track over the top of it!
-The inside booklet has mis-printed the information for the Oliver Hardy/Jack Mangan interview on disc 1 (which is listed as disc 3 !!)  The information printed actually relates to One Too Many, which is the next film on the disc.
-The printed label on DVD5 states the incorrect film title of 'Long Came Auntie'.
-Roughest Africa is lacking its original title card and intertitle cards.
-Surprisingly (for Passport Video), there are some half-decent prints of the films in this collection, despite the awful soundtracks.
-All films are watermarked.
3
  LAUREL AND HARDY - ANTHOLOGY

IMC Vision Ltd.
2004

#IMC512D
  Anthology [40:43]   -A couple of rare interviews with Babe Hardy.
-VHS transfer, with picture and audio below average.
-This documentary was originally released by Simitar Entertainment in 1990.
-The audio has a buzzing sound which can be heard underneath the narration.
-The wavy lines which were a common feature on pre-recorded VHS tapes can be seen at the bottom of the picture.
-Narrated by Arthur Mann.
-Clips used in the film are taken from:
The Flying Deuces,
Atoll K,
Oliver Hardy interview (where Stan keeps interrupting before announcing Ollie is standing on his foot),
Trailer to Nothing But Trouble,
Trailer to Air Raid Wardens,
The Tree In A Test Tube,
Oliver Hardy's interview by Jack Mangan on board HMS Caronia,
Trailer to The Further Perils Of Laurel & Hardy.
Below-par documentary with limited resources to footage from their films.
Some of the narration is incorrect during the film.  It states that footage from "Tree In A Test Tube" was "the only professional film produced featuring Stan Laurel or Oliver Hardy in colour".  What about The Rogue Song then?
The irony of this DVD is that it contains footage from Atoll K which is actually better than most of the prints of the film on DVD!
A semi-documentary look at the careers of Laurel and Hardy, seen through poor quality footage and dodgy audio.  It seems that the company making this film got together all the rubbish they could get their hands on without having to pay too much for it and presented it as a documentary to highlight the work of Stan and Ollie.  It's a blatant misrepresentation of their work.  Any fan not familiar with Laurel & Hardy will be severely misled by this documentary.  It's a shambles.
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  ATOLL K

Fun Factory Films
2013

#FUF001DVD
  Atoll K [98:12]   -XX

Uncut, previously-unreleased print of the film.
This is the longest version of the film available with an all-English speaking audio track.
Region-free disc.
An extremely rare opportunity to see the "Atoll K" title card on DVD.
  With the anticipation of a pristine, restored print of the film, the quality is slightly disappointing as the picture is not as sharp as the French/German DVD releases.
The first 52 seconds of the opening chapter features the original soundtrack but has needless advertising logos placed on top of a black screen.
The sleeve says the print has been "digitally remastered".  I guess nowadays you can tack that boast onto just about everything - but what does it actually mean?  In this case it certainly doesn't mean the picture quality of the film.  The same thing goes for releasing a DVD as a "Director's Cut"?  It's false advertising and misleading to the buyer of the product.  A "Director's Cut" of any film is by definition, the film being presented in the original vision of the said director, which is clearly NOT the case here.
     
EXTRAS   English introduction from Bart Williams  [3:42]
German introduction from Maddin Schneider  [3:30]
FACTS   Double-sided sleeve in English on one side and German on the reverse.
The first 52 seconds of the main feature is a company logo shown in a black screen with soundtrack playing.
This is the longest known print of the film to have been released on DVD.
This is the US-version of the film, which is thought to be complete.
Unique print of the film, which has never been released on any format - including theatrical release.
Over 300 hours were spent in the restoration of the picture for the DVD release.
OPINIONS   The source appears to be the same as the ARTE tv print, a 16mm print.  It looks like they have done a little too much DNR.
The English/German introductions are boring, pointless and uninteresting.
Upon reviewing the DVD for the first time - before I had even got to the opening shot of London I had noted 4 points that I found to be wrong with this disc:
1. The annoying and pointless titles overlayed on the black screen as the original music plays takes away some aspect of originality of the original presentation. This is for 52 seconds! I would prefer to have the black screen and music as was originally intended.  I am wondering if this was done deliberately to preserve some form of copyright on the print so that nobody could redistribute it; almost like a watermark?
2. Although the picture is 4:3, it is shown in 16:9 with the forced black bars on the sides. This is very poor indeed.
3. The title card is shown in freeze-frame (just like many prints of The Flying Deuces on DVD) which would indicate some tampering had been done with editing the credit roll.
4. The picture quality is quite sub-standard.
Based on these observations, I should be clear that I think the DVD is worth the asking price, and we are grateful for its existence/release, but it just feels like it is still lacking in some areas.
NOTES/
SUMMARY
  Many Laurel & Hardy fans were generally quite pleased with this release, but due to personal differences between myself and the distributor, I am unable to offer an unbiased review of this disc.
I was quite critical of this DVD upon its release and had to endure a backlash from certain individuals who felt I was unnecessarily negative.  I stand by my opinion that on the whole I was very disappointed with this DVD.  I have a pristine print of the film with every actor speaking his own dialogue in his native language and when compared to this DVD, it really does expose just how bad this DVD is.
Longer than most prints available on DVD, but the picture quality is lacking in sharpness, which is a shame given the French and German DVDs available.

BOGUS BANDITS
Pegasus Entertainment
PFDVD1301
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

18 April 2001

Bogus Bandits [88:56]
MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS
Pegasus Entertainment
PFDVD1298
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

18 April 2001
THE FLYING DEUCES
Pegasus Entertainment
PFDVD1299
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

18 April 2001
UTOPIA
Pegasus Entertainment
PFDVD1300
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

18 April 2001

†Part of a 4-disc collection

THE LAUREL AND HARDY COLLECTION
VOLUME 1
3 DVD box-set
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
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9 October 2006
THE BIG NOISE
DVD 1 of 3
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Audio:
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9 October 2006
GREAT GUNS
DVD 2 of 3
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

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9 October 2006
JITTERBUGS
DVD 2 of 3
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

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9 October 2006

THE LAUREL AND HARDY COLLECTION
VOLUME 2
3 DVD box-set
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
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9 October 2006
THE DANCING MASTERS
DVD 1 of 3
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

01357 MULTI
Region 2 (PAL)

Audio: English, German, Polish
Subtitles: Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese, Swedish, English Hard of Hearing

Feature: [62:20]
Trailer: [01:24]

9 October 2006
A-HAUNTING WE WILL GO
DVD 2 of 3
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

01357 MULTI
Region 2 (PAL)


Audio:
Subtitles:

9 October 2006
THE BULLFIGHTERS
DVD 3 of 3
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

01357 MULTI
Region 2 (PAL)


Audio:
Subtitles:

9 October 2006

THE LAUREL AND HARDY COLLECTION
3 DVD box-set
Elstree Hill Entertainment/Pickwick

730129
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

15 October 2007
FLYING DEUCES
DVD 1 of 3
Elstree Hill Entertainment/Pickwick

730129-1
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

15 October 2007

Feature [66:43]
UTOPIA
DVD 2 of 3
Elstree Hill Entertainment/Pickwick

730129-2
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

15 October 2007

Feature [82:02]
WIZARD OF OZ
DVD 3 of 3
Elstree Hill Entertainment/Pickwick

730129-3
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

15 October 2007

Feature [84:53]

• The Flying Deuces  [66:43]
• Utopia

• The Wizard Of Oz

• Enough To Do
• Along Came Auntie
• Hustling For Health
• Oranges And Lemons

• Should Sailors Marry?
• Yes, Yes, Nanette
• Roughest Africa
• The Four-Wheeled Terror

• The Home Wrecker
• Crazy Like A Fox
• The Soilers
• Hop To It, Bellhop

• The Paper Hanger's Helper
• Short Kilts
• Fluttering Hearts
• West Of Hot Dog

• Crazy To Act
• Lucky Dog
• Bromo And Juliet
• On The Front Page
• This Is Your Life
LAUREL & HARDY COLLECTION
8 DVD box-set
Elstree Hill Entertainment/Pickwick
740299
Region 0

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

2006
 

  UTOPIA (BEST OF LAUREL & HARDY)
Go Entertain
GRD1947
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

2008

Feature [82:02]
   






SLEEVE
TITLE / LABEL / RELEASE DATE MATERIAL BONUS MATERIAL WEBLINK
THE BOHEMIAN GIRL

Orbit Media/Blackhorse Entertainment

ORB10115
Region 2 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

24 October 2005
• The Bohemian Girl  [70:42] N/A 1169
THE FIGHTING KENTUCKIAN
Universal Pictures Video
824 180 8
Region 2,4 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: English

26 June 2006
• The Fighting Kentuckian  [94:14]    
MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS
Legend Films / E1 Entertainment
LEG 51308
Region 2 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

7 September 2009
• March Of The Wooden Soldiers  [74:20] N/A 1084
THE FLYING DEUCES
Pegasus/Flashback
FBDVD 043
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

2012
• The Flying Deuces  [68:13] N/A 1175
THE FLYING DEUCES
Plaza Entertainment
PE 501
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

27 October 2003
• The Flying Deuces  [66:43] N/A 1174
THE FLYING DEUCES
TSO/Sunflower
SUN9115
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

2006
• The Flying Deuces  [68:15] N/A 1130
THE FLYING DEUCES
Stonevision
SVD5004
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

1999
• The Flying Deuces  [65:00] N/A  1115
THE FLYING DEUCES
Delta Entertainment
82242
Region 0 (NTSC)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

1 March 2002
• The Flying Deuces  [66:43] Introduction by Tony Curtis (in colour)  [2:37] & [0:24]
Trailer - Laurel And Hardy's Laughing Twenties  [3:07]
1097
THE FLYING DEUCES
The Communications Practice Ltd./Sunday Telegraph
PROMO
Region 2 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

2006
• The Flying Deuces  [68:15] N/A 1092
THE FLYING DEUCES / UTOPIA
(2 MOVIES FOR THE PRICE OF 1)
Q&O Productions

Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

release date unknown
• The Flying Deuces  [68:05]
• Utopia  [82:27]
N/A 1173
THE WIZARD OF OZ
3-DVD set
Warner Home Video


Region 2 (PAL)

Audio: N/A
Subtitles: English intertitles

2 October 2006
• The Wizard Of Oz  [71:51] The Oliver Hardy film is included as a bonus feature.  
TRIPLE BILL:
HATS OFF - A DOCUMENTARY

Delta Entertainment
94396
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

20 March 2006
• The Flying Deuces  [66:44]
• Utopia  [81:52]
Hats Off - A Documentary  [57:05]
L&H Laughing Twenties (trailer)  [3:09]
1139
UTOPIA
Signature/Fast Forward Music Ltd.
SIGNDVD520
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: N/A

23 July 2007
• Utopia  [82:02] N/A  
   Disc 1 of 5
Sunflower
12 Feb 2008
     
       
       
       
       
      1121
       
       
       
       
 22 Oct 2007      
Passport Video 2003      
       
       
       
      1128
       
GREAT GUNS
Candle Delight

Region 2

Audio: English, French, Italian
Subtitles: English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish

date unknown
• Great Guns  [70:35] Not even a menu!  
 Candle Delight
date unknown
     
 Candle Delight
date unknown
     
       
       
       
       
       
LAUREL & HARDY VOLUME 6
IN FIVE CLASSIC COMEDY SHORTS
Also featuring CHARLEY CHASE
Stonevision
SVD 5901
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: None

1999
•Should Tall Men Marry?  [19:50]
•Under Two Jags  [13:39]
•Wandering Papas  [20:15]
•Mum's The Word  [21:43]
•Mighty Like A Moose  [23:56]

†According to the sleeve, the second film is SCORCHING SANDS.  This is incorrect.  The film on the actual disc is UNDER TWO JAGS.
   
       
      1085
       
 02 April 2001      
 27 November 2000      
 27 Dec 2000      
 17 April 2000      
Orbit Media Ltd.
 09 October 2000
    1127
Eureka Video
 04 October 2004
    1108
 Eureka Video
03 June 1999
    1109
 24 October 2005     1176
 Digiview Entertainment
2005
    1166
LAUREL & HARDY: 4 DISC SET
Green Umbrella
REP1002
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: None

19 October 2009
•Utopia  [82:01]
•The Flying Deuces  [68:14]
•March Of The Wooden Soldiers  [77:43]
•Hustling For Health  [15:11]
•One Too Many  [14:58]
•The Lucky Dog  [23:45]
N/A  
LAUREL & HARDY: 4 DISC SET
"THE FLYING DEUCES"
Green Umbrella
REP1002A
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: None

19 October 2009
•The Flying Deuces  [68:14] N/A  
LAUREL & HARDY: 4 DISC SET
"HUSTLING FOR HEALTH" / "ONE TOO MANY" / "THE LUCKY DOG"
Green Umbrella
REP1002B
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: None

19 October 2009
•Hustling For Health  [15:11]
•One Too Many  [14:58]
•The Lucky Dog  [23:45]
N/A  
LAUREL & HARDY: 4 DISC SET
"UTOPIA"
Green Umbrella
REP1002C
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: None

19 October 2009
•Utopia  [82:01] N/A  
LAUREL & HARDY: 4 DISC SET
"MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS"
Green Umbrella
REP1002D
Region 0 (PAL)

Audio: English
Subtitles: None

19 October 2009
•March Of The Wooden Soldiers  [77:43] N/A