***2013 update*** Amazon is confusing reviews by combining reviews for different products. This is NOT for the 1968 feature just released, it is for an older collection of Laurel & Hardy solo shorts***
The Best of Laurel & Hardy and the GO ENTERTAINMENT 6-disc GREEN Box DVD & Book set.
This DVD is designed to mis-lead buyers. First the title of the DVD implies they are a team as "Laurel & Hardy", but this is their solo work. Then they use a picture of Laurel & Hardy from around 1935 when they were a team in their top form, but these shorts are 10 to 20 years earlier when both were refining their screen personas.
This is hardly the "Best of Laurel & Hardy", it is more like a study of Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy's solo work.
***To confuse matters further, GO ENTERTAINMENT is selling a 6-disc GREEN Box DVD & Book set also called "The Best of Laurel & Hardy Prermium Collector's Edition". (Currently not sold on Amazon)
This set features films digitized from VHS tapes poorly mastered from 16mm prints. Do not confuse this set with another called "Laurel & Hardy Premium Collection", that one is much better!
While Stan was a star in the solo days, Oliver Hardy never was so his appearances are either co-stars or supporting roles in other stars comedies.
Disc 1) - all solo silent films -
The Hobo (Billy West with Oliver Hardy) ; Lucky Dog (Stan Laurel with Oliver Hardy); The Saw Mill (Larry Semon with Oliver Hardy) ; Mud And Sand (without any music)(Stan Laurel) ; White Wings (without any music)(Stan Laurel).
Disc 2) - all Stan Laurel solo silent films unless noted -
Oranges and Lemons ; The Soilers ; Smithy ; Short Kilts ; Kid Speed (Larry Semon with Oliver Hardy) ; West of Hot Dog.
Disc 3) - all Oliver Hardy solo silent films -
The Paperhanger's Helper ; Hop To It Bellhop ; Yes, Yes, Nanette ; The Wizard of Oz (Ollie plays the lion in this silent feature film).
Disc 4) - all Oliver Hardy solo silent films -
Should Sailor's Marry (Clyde Cook with brief appearance by Oliver Hardy) ; Enough To Do-10 minute cutdown (Directed by Stan Laurel with Oliver Hardy) ; Thundering Flees-10 minute cutdown (Our Gang with brief appearance by Oliver Hardy) ; Along Came Auntie (Glen Tryon with Oliver Hardy); Crazy Like A Fox (Charley Chase with Oliver Hardy) ; Bromo & Juliet (Charley Chase with Oliver Hardy).
Disc 5) - mix of silent solo films & Teamed public domain sound films -
Hard Boiled Yeggs (Billy West with Oliver Hardy); Stolen Jewels (Team cameo) ; The Flying Deuces (Team feature) ; The Tree In A Test Tube (Team educational film).
Disc 6) - Teamed Public Domain Film & Home Movies -
Utopia (Team featire) ; Home Movies
Again, this is NOT truly a collection of the Best of Laurel & Hardy. And the book has nothing to do with the films in the set, it talks about the team. & includes a filmography of their teamed films. Don't waste your money on this green box set, the films look awful & the book (which holds the discs) tells nothing new.
****Now there is a 1960's feature compilation of clips from their classic films released on DVD The Best of Laurel and Hardy. This was actually called "The Best Of Laurel & Hardy" in theaters, and it truly is the best of Laurel & Hardy. But it is just clips of their Hal Roach sound shorts, not a collection of the complete films.****