(aka "Fraternally Yours" or "Die Wustensohne")

 

directed by William A. Seiter
USA 1933


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Theatrical Release: December 29, 1933

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DVD Comparison:

Artisan - Region 1 - NTSC vs. Knowelt - Region 2 - PAL

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Distribution

Artisan Home Entertainment

Region 1  - NTSC

Kinowelt
Region 2 - PAL
Runtime 1:04:58 ( for 'Sons' only) 1:01:56 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.47 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.80
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

 

Audio English (Dolby Mono)

English (Dolby Mono), DUB: German (Dolby Digital 2.0)

Subtitles None German and none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Artisan (Fox Video)

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect ratio - 133:1

Edition Details:
• 
Sons of the Desert - The boys sneak off to a convention, telling their wives that Ollie requires a restful cruise to Hawaii to recuperate…but all is not peaceful when the suspicious wives discover the ship sank.

• The Music Box - The Laurel & Hardy Moving Company struggles to deliver a piano to a house at the top of an insurmountable staircase. Winner of a 1932 Oscar for Best Comedy Short.

• Another Fine Mess - Stan and Ollie hide from the police in the seemingly safe confines of a deserted mansion, that is until some tenants show up! Ollie must pretend to be the owner while Stan becomes both the butler and the maid!

• Busy Bodies - Being employed as carpenters, Stanley and Oliver stumble through a hilarious parade of self-inflicted mishaps, only to retreat hastily...and drive their car into a band saw.

• County Hospital - Oliver is peacefully recovering from a broken leg, when Stan decides to bring him a present of hard-boiled eggs and nuts. That's not all he delivers, however, and proceeds to almost destroy the place and the people in it.


DVD Release Date: August 19, 2003
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Chapters Varies per film

Release Information:
Studio: Kinowelt

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect ratio - 133:1

Edition Details:
• a photo gallery, additional film information and star information and an additional film: "We Faw Down".

DVD Release Date: July  27th, 2000
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Comments:

Kinowelt has released almost all the Laurel and Hardy silent and sound films (22 DVDs): both shorts and features. Their DVDs retain the original English soundtracks with optional German subtitles. The picture quality of the sound films is excellent although a few of the silents offered as extras aren't quite as good. the differences in picture quality are quite stunning. The Artisan look quite poor in direct comparison to the Kinowelt. Les sharp, zoomed and at times slightly contrast boosted. Fans of Laurel and Hardy are encouraged to seek out the German Kinowelt discs. 

 - Gary W. Tooze





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'Another Fine Mess' is not on this Kinowelt disc but on another - which also contains 'Babes in Toyland'.
 

 

 


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