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Old 09-09-04, 01:00 PM
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Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle DVD collection

There is no release date yet, but this looks promising...

The Forgotten Films of Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle coming to DVD

The 4 DVD set, produced by Laughsmith Entertainment, contains 25 classic Arbuckle comedies -- many from the original materials or the only known surviving print. All films have been digitally remastered by director Paul E. Gierucki, assisted by Andrew Coryell, and feature completely restored titles, intertitles and several include previously lost or unknown footage. Each film is accompanied by a newly created score from the Mont-Alto Orchestra, Philip Carli, Ben Model, and The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. Many films also have alternate commentary tracks from noted comedy historians Steve Massa, Bruce Lawton, Paul Gierucki and Richard Roberts.
More info including titles: http://www.laughsmith.com/wst_page4.html
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Cool, I would have missed that news. Thanks for the heads up!
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Wow, excellent. Thanks for the head's up on this one.
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bump...

There is now a release date of May 24, 2005.

also, if you'd rather see them before buying, Turner Classic Movies will be showing these Arbuckle films in April.

http://www.laughsmith.com

(edited to updated release date)

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Thanks for the update - including the TCM info!
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strong agreement with the last post.
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Thanks Damfino!
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any other laughsmith products worth looking at for quality sake
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The release date has slipped to May 24, 2005

Turner Classic Movies has published its April schedule and the Arbuckle marathon will be on Monday April 4 (Times are Eastern)...

1:00 PM Fatty Joins the Force (1913) In this silent short, a young man's heroism lands him a job as a policeman, but he comes to regret it. Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Edgar Kennedy, Mack Swain. D: George Nichols. 10m.

1:15 PM A Flirt's Mistake (1914) Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Minta Durfee, Virginia Kirtley. D: George Nichols. 10m.

1:30 PM The Knockout (1914) In this silent short, a young man tries to impress his girlfriend by signing on for a boxing match. Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Edgar Kennedy, Charles Chaplin. D: Charles Avery. 27m.

2:00 PM The Rounders (1914) In this silent short, two drunks go on a bender together. Charles Chaplin, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Minta Durfee. D: Charles Chaplin. 16m.

2:15 PM Leading Lizzie Astray (1914) Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Slim Summerville, Mack Swain. D: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. 20m.

2:30 PM Mabel and Fatty's Wash Day (1915) In this silent short, a henpecked husband's innocent friendship with a married woman leads to chaos. Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Alice Davenport. D: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. 10m.

2:45 PM Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition (1915) A young husband at the San Diego Exposition can't restrain his wandering eye. Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Minta Durfee. D: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. 10m.

3:00 PM Wished on Mabel (1915) In this silent short, a thief causes complications for a woman, her boyfriend and her over-protective mother. Mabel Normand, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Edgar Kennedy. D: Mabel Normand. 11m.

3:15 PM Fatty's Tintype Tangle (1915) In this silent short, a henpecked husband is mistaken for a beautiful woman's jealous husband. Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Louise Fazenda, Edgar Kennedy. D: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. 20m.

3:45 PM He Did and He Didn't (1916) In this silent short, when a doctor eats too much, he dreams that his wife is unfaithful. Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Ben Turpin. D: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. 20m.

4:15 PM The Waiters' Ball (1916) In this silent short, two waiters fight over a tuxedo and a girl. Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Al St. John, Corinne Parquet. D: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. 20m.

4:45 PM Coney Island (1917) In this silent short, a vacationing man tries to evade his wife until another man goes after her. Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Al St. John, Buster Keaton. D: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. 24m.

5:15 PM Love (1919) Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Al St. John, Winifred Westover. D: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. 20m.

5:45 PM Leap Year (1921) A young man causes a raft of trouble by giving romantic advice to his female friends. Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Mary Thurman, Lucien Littlefield. D: James Cruze. 60m.


The TCM April schedule is loaded with silent movies including Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, Charley Chase and Max Linder.

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Wow - I haven't seen most of these. Definitely looking forward to this release - thanks for the info!
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Laughsmith's highly anticipated four-disc set (32 shorts), The Forgotten Films of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, will be released on May 24th. Stooges: The Men Behind the Mayhem (an expansion of a previous A&E biography program and previously available only by direct mail) is now set for April 26th. The releases will be made via Laughsmith's distributor, Mackinac Media.
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Although Mackinac Media, the DVDs' distributor, is pushing people to order this set directly from them (for the full $49.95 list price!) both Amazon and Barnes & Noble now have it up for preorder. Amazon's current price is $37.46 (25% off), but I'm hope other etailers (DDD, Digital Eyes, DVDPlanet, DVDEmpire, etc...) will carry the set...and for a lower price!
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"Ask and ye shall receive!" DVDPlanet just added The Forgotten Films Of Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle to their preorder list: current price is $34.97 (30% off.) Still MIA at the other etailers mentioned above.
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great price...can't wait for this one
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DVD talk review is up
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Originally Posted by Cameron
... another great review from videophile!
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looks like this went OOP...get it while you can
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Sad to see this go OOP. Most of us already have it, but this makes it harder for new fans to find it.

The Laughsmith site is now promoting a silent era Our Gang collection (I'm there!)
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yah, i hope to see it reissued as I know the price is going to skyrocket. That alone should drive some people to actually see these for the first time.
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Re: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle DVD collection

Hello Friends!!

Need some help. Which do I buy: the 2-Disc Arbuckle/Keaton by Image or the 2 volumes by Kino. According to some reviews on Amazon, I might have to buy all because the quality of prints vary from each set.

Btw, r these dvds going out-of-print? What about Arbuckle's THE COOK (Milestone Collection)? Is that going out-of-print too?

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Re: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle DVD collection

Originally Posted by pbishop69 View Post
Hello Friends!!

Need some help. Which do I buy: the 2-Disc Arbuckle/Keaton by Image or the 2 volumes by Kino. According to some reviews on Amazon, I might have to buy all because the quality of prints vary from each set.

Btw, r these dvds going out-of-print? What about Arbuckle's THE COOK (Milestone Collection)? Is that going out-of-print too?

thanx guys,
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Both releases have their pros and cons. I'd say get the Image collection first because it has 2 films missing from the Kino releases. Also AFAIK, The Cook and Other Treasures (from Milestone) is still in print.

I'm sure we had a thread for these, but I wasn't able to find it.
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