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on 15 March 2011
A CHUMP AT OXFORD (4 stars) sees Stan & Ollie foil a bank robbery and get an Oxford Uni education as a reward and includes classic moments of getting lost in a maze, eating an egg, operating a soda water syphon, the old slipping on a banana skin trick and a disgruntled Ollie looking down the camera, it's an hour long, never outstays its welcome and includes a young Peter Cushing as one of the students and there's not a vampire in sight.
FROM SOUP TO NUTS (3 stars) is a silent film with parlour music played over the action of Stan & Ollie as two useless waiters, the footage is pretty grainy but in the same way that you can't make a pristine recording out of an old Woody Guthrie record, you can only do so much with a film made in 1928.
ANOTHER FINE MESS (4 stars) starts with Stan & Ollie on the run from the law and has them accidentally squatting and renting out a posh house they were passing, it's another cracker and has the unique sight of a wildebeast on a tandem!
Two of the films also appear in computer colour versions and I'm sure someone spent a long time sweating over them but they needn't have bothered because they are ultimately pointless, they look ridiculous and you wouldn't add a dash of colour to Picasso's 'Guernica' would you?
One last point is that it'd be cheaper in the long run to buy the 'Collection' boxset if you're thinking of buying more than 5 or 6 Stan & Ollie DVDs but if you're only buying a handful, I'd recommend this above most.
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