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3.0 out of 5 stars Laurel and Hardy's Cinematic Farewell, 11 Jan. 2011
This review is from: The Stan And Ollie Collection: Utopia [DVD] (DVD)
A 1951 French-Italian production, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's unjustly maligned "Atoll K" deserves another look. If you have only seen the mutilated public-domain dupes of "Utopia" (the 1954 U.S. release), the 87-minute "Dick und Doof erben eine Insel" is quite a surprise in terms of its excellent print quality and the additional subplot with co-star Suzy Delair. The team's cinematic swansong includes some memorable sight gags and a surprising amount of political satire. Though somewhat marred by Stan and Ollie's declining health, the admirably offbeat "Atoll K" remains superior to the team's post-Hal Roach efforts.
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Initial post: 17 Jan 2011, 11:08:25 GMT
Call me "barmy" but in the last 10 years or so, Utopia & The Dancing Masters are my top 2 L & H viewing choices. I watch these movies always trying to suppress my need to mentally rewrite the scripts!
Dumber than Stan question: is your review based upon the 87 minute version? (Would love to know where to purchase that version!).
Thanks. Phil S.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jan 2011, 18:57:46 GMT
Last edited by the author on 31 Jan 2011, 19:01:52 GMT
The 87-minute German DVD (which includes the English-language "Utopia" for comparison) is available at Amazon.de:

http://www.amazon.de/Dick-Doof-erben-Insel-Atoll/dp/B0002W3H60/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1296500200&sr=1-1
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