S E A R C H D V D B e a v e r
The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection Vols. 1-3 + Bonus Disc (7 discs)
Hal Roach, Fred C. Newmeyer, Clyde Bruckman, Sam Taylor, Alfred J. Goulding, Ted
Wilde and Leo McCarey
A message from Chuck Johnson of the Harold Lloyd Trust found at the
Harold Lloyd Message Board located HERE:
"The Harold Lloyd DVDs are here!
Titles of the 28 Harold Lloyd Films in the Boxset
Theatrical Release: various from 1920 - 1936
DVD Review: New Line Home Entertainment - Region 1 - NTSC
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|Distribution||New Line Home Entertainment - Region 1 - NTSC|
|Runtime||Many, many hours|
Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.87 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
• Disc 1 includes:
Safety Last!, Eastern Westerner, Ask Father, Girl Shy
with alt. organ score, From Hand to Mouth, The Cat's-Paw, The Milky Way,
Bumping Into Broadway, The Freshman, Billy Blazes Esq. with alt. organ
score, Dr. Jack, Feet First, Grandma's Boy, Now or Never, High and Dizzy
Weaken, Haunted Spooks, Hot Water with alternate organ score, Movie Crazy,
Get Out and Get Under, For Heaven's Sake, Number Please?, A Sailor-Made
Man, Among Those Present, I Do
Bonus Disc (#4) includes: (see menus listed below for some of the extras)
and a pair of 3-D Harold Lloyd cardboard
glasses in an envelope
NOTE: Each Volume contains 2 discs - one single sided and one dual sided - all I checked were dual layered.
We have waited ages for these films to come to digital. I watched these for the first time on PBS some 25 years ago - I can still recall the theme song of the show "Hooray for Harold Lloyd...". Truly Lloyd's silent work is some of the most charming comedy I can ever remember - even my two small boys were getting a big kick out of him.
Some may have had excessively high expectations for the quality of this release. Harold Lloyd owned his own films and hence they are in very good condition considering their age. The transfers are not exceptional and due to frame rates (I assume) combing can be seen in many of the early films - unfortunately these compromise the vast majority of the collection. Technically there is a way to match up the frame rates which I was informed through BFI last year - it involves duplicating every 6th frame or something akin to that. It doesn't appear that a lot of work was done to these films - which can be a positive - I see no digital manipulations. To be sure - they are not perfect, but it is our guess that they will not look any better, anytime soon. I am so thankful to finally own these delightful films on DVD. And before I forget - the scores ! - the audio is WONDERFUL!
The Bonus disc is truly amazing and although each volume is available separately we strongly encourage you to purchase the entire collection boxset which also includes a pair of cardboard Harold Lloyd glasses (3-D). The bonus disc has such depth I can see going through it for the next month! This set is a DEFINITE contender for DVD of the Year!