Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen with Prime Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Horns!, 25 July 2004
This review is from: Laurel & Hardy Volume 11 - Saps At Sea/Music Shorts [DVD] (DVD)
Like all the Laurel and Hardy discs in this series, this DVD presents some of their best work in top-quality restored versions. The main feature, though, isn't the best thing on it -'Saps at Sea' was Laurel and Hardy's last production for the Hal Roach studios, is largely a rehash of earlier work and plays like an extended short rather than a genuine feature, but it's still highly entertaining, and features an inspired cameo by Ben Turpin. The silent short, 'You're Darn Tootin', is a beatifully restored print of one of their earliest films as a team, but the main reason for buying this disc must be 'Below Zero', presented here in three different versions. (This is the film where they are scraping a living as street musicians in a rough neighbourhood in the depths of winter.) The regular version, once again, is a pristine print, but of even greater interest is the Spanish version, which includes extra scenes that enrich some of the gags and flesh out the story a little. It's fascinating to watch the boys speaking their own dialogue in Spanish. (In the early days of sound movies, before dubbing, it was common practice to make foreign-language version of films in parallel with the English versions.) It's curious that many of their films exist in longer versions in other languages. My only complaint is that, since many of the dialogue scenes in the Spanish version don't appear in the English one, one would think that subtitles would not have been asking too much.
The low point of the disc is the colourised version of Below Zero. Like all the colourised films on these discs the image quality is distinctly poorer, and this one suffers from about five minutes of inexplicable cuts. Otherwise, this is another fine disc they've gotten themselves onto.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]

Comments

Track comments by e-mail

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-1 of 1 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 29 Nov 2009 15:09:35 GMT
Lou Knee says:
Yes this is my favourite all time L&H short and last I've found it on DVD.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: London, United Kingdom

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,720