In announcement news today, Flicker Alley has just revealed Laurel or Hardy: Early Films of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, a 2-disc release of rare or rarely-seen newly-restored short films starring either Stan Laurel or Oliver Hardy before they teamed up. Set for Blu-ray release on 1/12/21, the set includes:
Stan Laurel Films – Bears and Bad Men (1918), The Egg (1922), A Weak-End Party (1922), The Pest (1922), When Knights Were Cold (1923), The Handy Man (1923), Pick and Shovel (1923), Collars and Cuffs (1923), Gas and Air (1923), A Man About Town (1923), The Whole Truth (1923), Brothers Under the Chin (1924), Zeb Vs. Paprika (1924), Wide Open Spaces (1924), Detained (1924), Twins (1925), Pie-Eyed (1925)
Oliver Hardy Films – Mother’s Baby Boy (1914), Servant Girl’s Legacy (1914), An Expensive Visit (1915), A Lucky Strike (1915), The New Adventures of J. Rufus Wallingford: The Lilac Splash (1915), The Serenade (1916), Hungry Hearts (1916), The Candy Trail (1916), The Chief Cook (1917), Hello Trouble (1918), Married to Order (1918), He’s In Again (1918), The Rent Collector (1921), The Bakery (1921), The Show (1922), Rivals (1925), Wandering Papas (1926), Say It With Babies (1926)
You’ll also get an image gallery and a booklet with liner notes. You can see the cover artwork above-left and also below.
Also today, though it has yet to be announced for release here in the States, Warner Bros. has started taking pre-orders for Bill & Ted Face the Music in 4K Ultra HD on Amazon.co.uk. Keep in mind that it’s possible a US release is being planned. But in the meantime, you can pre-order the 4K disc from Amazon.uk by clicking on the cover art below.
Now then... Amazon.com has been running a major sale right now on 4K Ultra HD titles from Warner, Lionsgate, Sony, Universal & Paramount. Tons of titles are on sale for $8-17 each: Top Gun, Rambo, Dark Knight, etc. Click here or on the image below to start paging through them all (and don’t forget to keep checking these links— as we approach Black Friday, there are likely to be lots more deals on Blu-ray and 4K titles)...
Meanwhile, here’s a look at the cover artwork for a couple of the titles mentioned above and more (all with Amazon.com pre-order links if available)...
All right, we’ll be back tomorrow with some more new disc reviews. And we should have a new History, Legacy, and Showmanship column from our own Michael Coate as well.