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a fool and his money
, 6 Nov. 2013
This review is from: Laurel & Hardy Family Feuds 4 Disc Box Set DVD Hollywood Classics Comedy NEW (DVD)
It's too late for me: some fool had to suffer because neither Amazon nor the other reviewers thought it worthwhile to say what exactly is in this set. I bought it on spec, and found I have 90% of it already. But it's not too late for you...
So, this is what it contains (not counting Spanish remakes(!) or 'colorised' versions). All are short films unless otherwise noted:
1. OUR RELATIONS (dual role theme):
Our Relations (feature)
2. SONS OF THE DESERT
Sons of the Desert (feature)
We Faw Down (silent)
Their Purple Moment (silent)
On the Wrong Trek (Charley Chase)
3. MARRIED LIFE
4. SOMEONE'S AILING
Them Thar Hills
Tit For Tat
They Go Boom
Leave 'Em Laughing (silent)
You can see that content on one or two of the disks is a bit thin. Our Relations is described here as 'ingenious', and I suppose in its day it was; but with everything hinging on mistaken identity it now seems a little lame in places. The accompanying shorts use the revolutionary 'dual role' idea to better comic effect. Sons of the Desert was probably the best feature they ever did, and Them Thar Hills one of the best shorts (and the only one that spawned a sequel); actually all the films on disk 4 are good.
So, if you don't already have it (!), in all this makes a reasonable L&H primer. Since they were, and are, the best - even if they do have the odd dud in their huge back catalogue - that means it has to have 5 stars.
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