THE FILM: This is an expert 1959 compilation of little-seen silent comedy by the late Robert Youngson, showcasing Laurel and Hardy in "Big Business", Snub Pollard in "It's a Gift", Roscoe Arbuckle, Billy Bevan, Edgar Kennedy, Wallace Beery, Mabel Normand and others from the Keystone/Mack Sennett studios plus Chaplin, Keaton in "Cops" and Harry Langdon. The commentary is too talkative but otherwise this is great stuff.
THE DVD: The picture definition on my 40 inch screen was poor with the horizontal lines very noticeable. Was this transferred from an old video tape master used for VHS cassettes? There are no extras and only six scene points on the menu. I'm keeping my copy for the sake of the film but I hope a better version comes along soon.