Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (1929-1940) – By Jason S. Lockard

Laurel and Hardy the most beloved comedy team of all time. Often imitated never duplicated! Comedians like Dick Van Duke, Jerry Lewis, Tim Conway and many more all point to Laurel and Hardy as the reason they became comedians. Now thanks to RHI Entertainment and Vivendi Entertainment Laurel and Hardy films get the DVD release they have always deserved.

This DVD collection includes 50 of their classic short and feature films from Hal Roach Studios from 1929 to 1940 including some of their best films; Helpmates, Hog Wild, Another Fine Mess, Sons of the Desert, Way Out West, and the Academy Award winning film The Music Box. Every film has been transferred in beautiful quality audio and video and all 10 DVD are housed in collectible, book-style packaging with an extensive guide.

Bonus features include 8 foreign versions of certain classics, audio commentaries, trailers, a 40 minute tribute video to Laurel and Hardy featuring Dick Van Dyke, Jerry Lewis, Tim Conway, Penn and Teller and many many more. The 1942 "The tree in a test tube" short educational film. Than there are 3 bonus short film where Laurel and Hardy made cameo appearances. The bonus features are amazing!

This is by far the best collection of Laurel and Hardy I’ve ever seen. So if love Laurel and Hardy as much as I do; this is exactly as it is listed, Essential! To find out how to get a copy for yourself visit or Amazon here.

Moral Rating: Nothing Offensive
Audience: Family
Genre: comedy
Length: Almost 33 hours
DVD Released: 2011
DVD Rating: A+