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Two Of The All Time Greats
on March 14, 2012
Just hearing the names, Laurel and Hardy makes me smile! On this DVD we get a glimpse of just why these two men were so beloved.....nothing was ever intentionally malicious about their comedy and you knew their characters would give their lives for each other.
"Way Out West" has a simple storyline of Laurel And Hardy trying to deliver a deed to a gold mine to a young woman who is being treated like a slave in a Western Saloon and Hotel. Of course it get's in the wrong hands and the boys attempts to get it back are laugh out loud hilarious! While much of this is broad slapstick, there are some more subtle moments between the boys that are equally as funny!
In "Block- Heads" Laurel is still guarding the same post twenty years after World War I is over....when he is finally rescued and reunited with his pal, Hardy, his adjustment to the modern world is slow, as to be expected, and what follows is one crazy situation after another....it's difficult to explain, as this is really one comedy routine after another. I remember seeing this as a youngster on TV when they were edited into 10 to 15 minute segments. But they're still funny as all get out!
There's a short included called, "Chicken Come Home" which isn't quite as funny as the previous two, but still enjoyable.
The sound and picture quality are not as good as they should be, but the going price on other better quality DVD's is downright criminal!