MVD Entertainment Group will resurrect the classic comedy films and Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy this summer.
Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations is scheduled for release June 16. The collection’s release will feature the duo’s classic comedy shorts presented for the first time ever in 2K and 4K restorations from the films’ 35mm originals. It will feature shorts, such as “Me and My Pal,” “County Hospital” and “Come Clean” as well as the debut of Laurel & Hardy’s 1927 silent “pie fight” film from the short “Battle of the Century” and the only Laurel & Hardy blooper reel.
Adding to the viewing experience is eight hours of bonus content, such as rare photos and studio documents, interviews with those who worked with Laurel & Hardy and original music tracks and trailers, plus the full restoration of one of Laurel & Hardy’s surviving color films, The Tree In A Test Tube.
Commentaries from Laurel & Hardy historian Randy Skretvedt and Richard W. Bann are also featured as part of the collection’s extensive bonus content. The restorations were made by possible by Jeff Joseph and SabuCat in conjunction with UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Library of Congress.
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