LAUREL & HARDY: THE SILENT YEARS (1927) (Masters of Cinema) Special Edition Blu-ray Releases August 2024

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Eureka Entertainment to release LAUREL & HARDY: THE SILENT YEARS (1927), fifteen silent shorts featuring Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy. Presented on Blu-ray in the UK from restorations sourced from the best available materials. Available from 19 August 2024 as part of The Masters of Cinema Series, the first print run of 2000 copies only will exclusively feature an O-card slipcase.

LAUREL & HARDY: THE SILENT YEARS (Masters of Cinema) New & Exclusive Trailer

Standing tall alongside Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin as pioneers of cinematic comedy, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are two of the most beloved comedians in the history of moving pictures. Having acted alongside each other for the first time in 1921, they officially teamed up later in the decade in a series of shorts made for producer Hal Roach – launching a wildly successful partnership that would survive into the sound era and last for another quarter of a century.

This collection captures the duo’s earliest (mis)adventures on screen, chronicling their journey from their first films together – The Lucky Dog and the aptly titled 45 Minutes to Hollywood – to the dawn of their official partnership in thirteen shorts produced throughout 1927. From Duck Soup and Sailors Beware! to Do Detectives Think?Putting Pants on Philip and The Battle of the Century (once available only in incomplete versions until its missing scenes were rediscovered in 2015), these films show the development of two independent comedians into the most influential and celebrated comedy duo of all time.

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The Masters of Cinema series is proud to present the early works of Laurel & Hardy – painstakingly restored from the best available materials held by collectors and archives around the globe – in a special two-disc Blu-ray edition for the first time in the UK.

The set contains the following shorts: Lucky Dog, 45 Minutes from Hollywood, Duck Soup, Slipping Wives, Love ‘em and Weep, Why Girls Love Sailors, With Love and Hisses, Sailors, Beware!, Do Detectives Think?, Flying Elephants, Sugar Daddies, The Second 100 Years, Call of the Cuckoo, Putting Pants on Philip, and The Battle of the Century.

Available to order from UK:

Eureka Store Blu-ray

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Label: Eureka Entertainment

LAUREL & HARDY: THE SILENT YEARS (1927) 15 Silent Shorts with Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy (Masters of Cinema) Special Edition Two-disc Blu-ray


Language SILENT (English Intertitles) 1927 | 315 mins | 1.33:1 OAR

USA | COMEDY / SILENT / SHORT | B&W/Tinted | 19 AUGUST 2024

Blu-ray Cat. No.EKA70540 | Blu-ray Barcode 5060000705409 Blu-ray RRP £34.99


Limited edition O-card slipcase featuring new artwork by Scott Saslow | 1080p HD presentations on Blu-ray from new 2K restorations | Scores by a variety of silent film composers including Neil Brand, Antonio Coppola, Eric le Guen and Donald Sosin | Alternate scores on select shorts | Audio commentary tracks on all films | New interviews with silent film experts | Image galleries | Archival recordings and interviews | PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring newly written notes on each film by writer and comedian Paul Merton, and a new essay by silent cinema expert Imogen Sara Smith

All extras subject to change

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