directed by James Parrott
USA 1932

Theatrical Release: June 25th, 1932

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DVD Comparison:

Artisan Region 1 - NTSC vs. Kinowelt - Region 2 - PAL vs. Magna Pacific - Region All - PAL

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(Artisan - Region 1 - NTSC - LEFT vs. Kinowelt - Region 2 - PAL - MIDDLE vs. Magna Pacific - Region All - PAL - RIGHT)

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Distribution

Artisan Home Entertainment

Region 1 - NTSC

Kinowelt (Germany)

Region 2 - PAL

Magna Pacific (Australia)
Region All - PAL
Runtime 19:18 17:56 (4% PAL speedup) 17:53 (4% PAL speedup)
Video 1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.65 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.60 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.78
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

Bitrate:

Artisan

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate:

Kinowelt

 

Bitrate:

Manga Pacific

Audio

English Dolby Digital 1.0 / 2.0 (Mono)

German and English Dolby Digital 2.0 (Mono)

English Dolby Digital 1.0 (Mono)

Subtitles None. German. and none None.
Features Release Information:
Studio: Artisan

Aspect Ratio:
1.33:1


Edition Details:
• 4 other L&H movies on the DVD: Sons of the Desert, The Music Box, Another Fine Mess and Busy Bodies.
• Kings of Laughter tribute (Film clips / interviews) (10:03).
• Then and now location tour (Hal Roach Studios).
• Stills from the movies.
• Hal Roach article (Text).
• Biographies of Laurel, Hardy and Hal Roach.

DVD Release Date: August 19, 2003

Chapters 7

 

Release Information:
Studio: Kinowelt

Aspect Ratio:
1:33:1


Edition Details:
• 3 other L&H movies on the DVD: One Good Turn, Double Whoopee and Their Purple Moment.
• Double Whoopee and Their Purple Moment in German Talk Television versions + info.
• Production notes (In German).
• Bio/filmographies of Laurel and Hardy (In German).
• Stills from the movies.

DVD Release Date: April 16, 2002

Chapters 6

Release Information:
Studio: Magna Pacific

Aspect Ratio:
1.33:1

Edition Details:
• 7 other L&H movies on the DVD: Dirty Work, Twice Two, Hog Wild, Going Bye Bye, The Fixer Uppers, One Good Turn and The Hoose Gow..
• Biographies of Laurel and Hardy.

DVD Release Date: July 23, 2001

Chapters None

Comments:

Artisan has used a older Film Classics televison print that dosen't have the original title card, where the Kinowelt is remastered from 35mm elements by KirchGroup and have the original title card. I wonder why Artisan didn't choose the restored version that was shown on American Movie Classics some years ago. The Kinowelt is not perfect - slightly cropped at bottom and left and a bit more print damage than the Artisan, but is much sharper/detailed and generally looks better so I recommend to buy the Kinowelt.
Magna Pacific has used a old Blackhawk Films version, and even it's very bad it's actually one of the best on the DVD.
Ole Kofoed





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(Artisan - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. Kinowelt - Region 2 - PAL - MIDDLE vs. Magna Pacific - Region All - PAL - BOTTOM)


(Artisan - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. Kinowelt - Region 2 - PAL - MIDDLE vs. Magna Pacific - Region All - PAL - BOTTOM)


(Artisan - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. Kinowelt - Region 2 - PAL - MIDDLE vs. Magna Pacific - Region All - PAL - BOTTOM)


(Artisan - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. Kinowelt - Region 2 - PAL - MIDDLE vs. Magna Pacific - Region All - PAL - BOTTOM)


 

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