This collection has been around for a good few years now, it started of at £200 and even at this high price it was considered a good buy. Over the years the price dropped to as low as £40, but recently it has started creeping up again, this could be because availability is limited so if you just want to cover all your bases and get your collection started then now might be the time. It’s currently available on Amazon for around £99.
Of the 21 disks, all are available separately apart from disk 21 which features:
- The original Brats
- Extracts from the German version of Pardon Us
- Thundering Fleas
- Fluttering Hearts
- Laurel and Hardy – A tribute to the boys
All the bonus material is interesting to see, but if you’re planning to build your collection over time the don’t worry about missing this stuff.
Here is the full DVD listing for Laurel and Hardy – Collection
As the disks are reviewed individually, the titles will be underlined so you can jump straight to the page.
- 1. A Chump At Oxford/Related Shorts
- 2. Classic Shorts/Someone’s Ailing
- 3. Way Out West/Shorts
- 4. Classic Shorts/Ollie And Matrimony
- 5. Our Relations/Dual Roles Shorts
- 6. Classic Shorts/Murder In The Air
- 7. Blockheads/Themed Shorts
- 8. Classic Shorts/Blackmail
- 9. The Bohemian Girl/Related Shorts
- 10. Classic Shorts/Be Big/Laughing Gravy
- 11. Saps At Sea/Themed Shorts
- 12. Classic Shorts/Laurel And Hardy And The Law
- 13. Sons Of The Desert/Related Shorts
- 14. Classic Shorts/A Job To Do
- 15. Pack Up Your Troubles/Related Shorts
- 16. Classic Shorts/Maritime Adventures
- 17. Swiss Miss/Animal Shorts
- 18. Classic Shorts/Married Life
- 19. Pardon Us/One Prison Short
- 20. Classic Shorts/More Brushes With The Law
- 21. Bonus disc: Original version of Brats (1930), extracts from German version of Pardon Us (1931), Thundering Fleas (1926),Fluttering Hearts (1927), Prudence (1927) and the documentary Laurel & Hardy – A Tribute To The Boys (1991)
Is it worth buying?
Absolutely, if you find it for less than £100 it’s a steal. Anything more than that and you may consider building up your collection over time, however the box looks great and is extremely useful for keeping that many DVDs in the right place. The bonus disk also contains some interesting oddities.