Its unbelievable to see that Stan and Ollie are languishing so low in theDVD sales chart, because their relentlessly optimistic escapades are someof the best, simplest comedy ever written.
The shorts on this disc are all excellent, but why? Really, I think thatthe answer lies in the chemistry between the two. As you grow to knowthese two characters, in whatever guise they may inhabit, you are certainto find yourself chuckling at even the smallest exchanges between the two.Where Hardy often seems the more dominant one, it is Stan Laurel, with hiswonderfully quizzical facial expressions and remarks that stays in thememory for longest.
Of course, the writing is superlative to anything being churned out evennow, many years later. Comedy has changed and evolved, often graciously(see The Office or Phoenix Nights as two of the most recent examples), butthis DVD should be treasured as it is an eternal blueprint of two of theclassic comic geniuses who deserve to live forever.