Interesting. With a region-free DVD player, these may be worth getting while the US complete DVD collection contains a handful of Blackhawk prints instead of the originals. These DVDs may contain only the original prints. Kinowelt put out excellent Laurel and Hardy DVDs some years ago.
Kinowelt Home Entertainment: "Those who understood it better than they, the adult world of angling and to raise them to drive to despair, simply by adding their child's logic were followed, and nothing was impossible?" Right! There is talk of the little hoodlums. One of six Rasselbande, by Hal Roach in the'20s lovingly brought to life was. In five episodes funny experience these gorgeous Rotzlöffel turbulent adventure. They prevent a fraudster grandma on the sale of its colonial Warenhandels übervorteilt or organize on the road pet show, what little impressed the judges to call the police. Together it is the anarchic children's clique, but again the Tohuwabohu constantly threatening to escape.
(Universal / Music / DVD 30 June 2003) (Colorized shorts from King World)
Cult TV - The little hoodlums, Part 1: "01 The secret Bächerclub (Rushin 'Ballet, 1937) Buckwheat and Porky to take two boys to escape and get into a ballet school ... No more 02 women (Sprucin' Up, 1935) Alfalfa and Spanky courtship of the new girls in the neighborhood. But when two quarrel, says the Ditte: specifically parents of a son 03 ... Will you be my Valentine? (Hearts Are Thumps, 1937) Although the alfalfa woman hater club belongs, he forfeited the lovely Darla. Spanky to take revenge Traitor to the ... 04 The old magic lamp (Shrimps for a Day, 1934) A young couple at a party for orphans through a magic lamp enchanted. As small as the other orphans, they come home their parents to the tricks ... 05 Spanky & Co. show (Reunion in Rhythm, 1935) The little hoodlums show in a big show that she can sing and dance and otherwise are very talented ... 06 Broadway Melody of 1936 (Our Gang Follies of 1936) The young hoodlums lead for the children from the neighborhood on a musical. They take the MGM's "Broadway Melody" in 1936 as a model. Darla is the undisputed star of the evening, but also grows on Spanky himself out ... "
Cult TV - The little hoodlums, Part 2: "01 The wild chariot race (Hi Neighbor, 1934) A new, richer neighbor boy has a real small fire truck, in which he also invites the lovely Jacquie. To keep up, build up the young hoodlums with a lot of imagination, a true marvel of a vehicle ... 02 The vagabond life (Roamin 'Holiday, 1937) Spanky and Alfalfa want to leave home and go wandering great. Buckwheat and Porky to conclude, but already in the neighboring haunts them to the hungry ... 03 The two truants ( Canned Fishing, 1938) Alfalfa spends the night at Spanky. The two want to truancy and alfalfa should make sick. His performance is so real that it actually Spankys mother believes. verplappert Buckwheat But the ... 04 Alfalfas greatest chance ( The Pinch Singer, 1936) Darla is destined to be on a radio contest and a song to sing. Alfalfas big chance has come, as Darla seems not to compete ... 05 A Dream Opera (Our Gang Follies of 1938) The little hoodlums lead on a musical. Alfalfa is the star of the evening: the king of jazz! But he wants to Opera. So he dreamed of 20 years, an opera star. The dream becomes a nightmare ... 06 The vast pirate treasure ( Mama's Little Pirate, 1934) One morning Spankys father read in the newspaper that on the California coast, a pirate treasure is found. ripens in emergency Spanky the plan to deal with the other in search of other treasures to go. His dream of pirate treasure is But the real horror trip ... "
Part 3: "The young hoodlums with 6 original episodes the school is out! (School’s Out) The new teacher, Miss Crabtree, likes the little hoodlums so well that they are ready for anything. Then suddenly a marriage candidate appears, this of course in the escape are beaten .... Milchbrei for everyone! (Mush and Milk) The orphans have to eat porridge every day. But one day the old cap is his pension is paid, and he invites all to a French restaurant - what with an unexpected dinner ends ... In love with the teacher ! (Love Business) Jack is in love with the teacher. He is trying with all the refinements to Miss Crabtree, but then suddenly plunges the great rival to Chubby, with astonishingly eloquent declarations of love ones ... The first day of school!(Readin’ and Writin’) The big holidays are over, the school begins. Miss Crabtree always looking forward to this day. But this time everything seems to be different. Why children are so naughty? Who is behind this .... The masked wonder!(Came the Brawn) A wrestling match is announced. Alfalfa wants against the "masked wonder" applies. Just because Buckwheat and Porky to an access list, alfalfa can win the fight. But all in vain: Alfalfa wanted to impress Darla, but for a different decision .... What a circus! (Spooky Hooky) Alfalfa, Spanky, Porky and Buckwheat want to truancy and prefer to go to the circus. No sooner have they apology letter smuggled into the school, they learn that all tickets for the circus got. To the apology letter back to get them to sneak at night and fog in the schoolhouse. ...
Part 4: “The big boxing match”(Glove Taps) Two new boys in the school of young hoodlums enrolled. The older, Butch, is a rowdy and violent. The younger, Woim, his helpers. Alfalfa Butch calls immediately to a test of strength out. But come Buckwheat and Porky alfalfa to the poor to help ... "The love letter to Darla"(Mail and Female) Spanky and his friends are simply unable to cope with the females. This is a girl from the neighborhood, which has forgotten, Spanky and the others to a party invite! So now a new anti-women's club her. You need a perfect president, who hates women: Alfalfa. But now is precisely alfalfa for the first time really in love. "The fireworks go off"(Two Too Young) Spanky and Alfalfa have discovered that Buckwheat Porky and Sylvester are some Knaller hoard. And now they are trying with all sorts of tricks, both the Knaller abzujagen. But, as so often in life, this is also shot to the back off ... "your second childhood,"(Second Childhood) The children learn a nice old lady know, after sparrows with their catapult their shattered porcelain habne. Spanky and Alfalfa, the lady right away and bring them to the fact that they all pills, which they believed to be taking, with the sparrows Catapult abschießt ... "Alfalfa and the accident"(Fishy Tales) For an idea of William Tell is a great Alfalfa Kunsschütze the famous apple shot applies. But this shot over and accidentally meets Butch. Fearing revenge Butch thinks alfalfa to flee or emigrate .... "Spanky at Photographers”(Wild Poses) Poor little Spanky. He should be photographed. Mami and Papi have very finely done, because they want not only a portrait of Spanky, but also a group photo of the whole family. But nobody has expected that before Spanky photographing the fears and believes each of which is a photo "shoot", it would really shot ....
Part 5: "The great boat race"(Three Men in a Tub) Alfalfa has lovesickness. Darla Waldo has been turned, by his parents a child's boat got a gift. But as light Alfalfa is his love for Darla did not give up. By Spanky’s help he asks Waldo to a boat race on. The problem is: He has not even boot ... "The first night in the open air"(The First Round-Up) Wally and his friends want to first camp out at night alone, but it simply is not so! Firstly, they have no tent, and secondly, they have to eat at home. When even a thunderstorm over them falls, the full extent .. "Birthday surprise"(Birthday Blues) Dickie and Spanky love their Mom, but Spanky will not eat his porridge, and fried sausages Dickie can not stand. When her father, as every year, Mother's birthday has forgotten to decide Dickie and Spanky to earn money to her mother a birthday gift to buy. Moreover, they bake a huge surprise cake ... "Darla and the Detectives"(Hide and Shriek) Alfalfa has a detective agency has opened on the first day of an important mission: Darla missing chocolate box and is convinced that it was stolen. Alfalfa and Buckwheat wants with the help Porkys sneaky thieves come to the track. It landed in the house of a ghost funfair ... "Boaster Lucky"(The Pigskin Palooka) In order to impress Darla, Alfalfa has written a letter claiming a large Footballkspiel alone to have won. Darla believes him and prepares Spankys help with a huge welcome party for him before. The highlight is a football match applied, in which alfalfa demonstrated his talent can ... "Jackie and the new teacher”(Teacher’s Pet) Miss McGillicuddy, everything about the beloved teacher, has married. The children may be the best will not imagine that the new teacher is just as nice. In the imagination of children, the fear of anticipated Miss Crabtree like a dragon. But it does not last long, as are all fire and flame for the new teacher, especially the little Jackie!
Part 6: "A wild pirate story"(Shiver My Timbers) The little hoodlums are much better at the port than in the school to go and can be distinguished from the old pirate Captain wild stories. For them all, one thing is clear: As it works out to sea! A career as a treasure is a thousand times funnier than reading and writing to learn! Unfortunately, Miss Crabtree as an entirely different view: With the help of the Captain she forges a plan ... "A sleepless night"(Night n’ Gales Darla has her friends to a house music evening. The children's father Darlas want to audition, but may be only one song, which they repeat endlessly. Finally, a fierce storm, so that Mrs. Hood impossible for the children out into the night can send. You summon the avid singer, in her home to stay ... "Romeo and Juliet - with a difference"(Pay as You Exit) Spanky has with the help of his friends again a play on its feet by: Romeo and Juliet "by Spanky and Shakespeare." Admission is cheap. Yet the audience is not flowing as expected. In addition, the candidate for the role of Juliet is not the main actor alfalfa agree. In order to maintain his voice, he constantly chews onions. Is it any wonder that all of Juliet run away? "Spanky sniffs air theater"(Beginner’s Luck) Spankys parent has in their heads, that actor is Spanky. He wants to but does not. When he was against his will at a talent show is declared, and he hedges his friends from the plan, to disrupt his appearance and to ensure that he never wins. Because of the beautiful Marianne Spanky but has changed his mind. To impress her, he suddenly wants to win. This turnaround, however, have Spankys F reunde not noticed ... "Pete is the greatest"(For Pete’s Sake) Little Marion is sick and very sad, because her beloved doll is broken. The young hoodlums promise her a new doll. Since they do not have money, they offer the toy shop owner to their dog Pete against a doll of their choice einzutauschen ... "Fire and Flame"(Hook and Ladder) in the newspaper, people will be asked in case of fire the fire brigade to help. Firefighters wanted the little hoodlums have always, and so they are a fire department station. In fact it is them, a burning barn to discover and the fire ...
Part 7: "Attention, golfers!"(Divot Diggers) The young hoodlums have their love for golf was discovered. Unfortunately, their equipment not just the standard. Therefore they offer, as caddies to work with gratitude. But caddies should understand a bit of golf, and that the little hoodlums can not say ... "The repentant truants"(Fish Hooky) Instead of the school swot, the young hoodlums rather with Joe Farina and fishing. Of course, the teacher, Miss Kornman, the truants to the tricks and give them a lesson. She invites the whole class in an amusement park to the sea - except of course the truants ... "Ice-cold lemonade"(The Lucky Corner) Scotty and his grandfather trying to get a little money by holding a lemonade stand build. But they have the bill without their neighbors, which they show for unfair competition. Well, that Spanky the lemonade stand war with his customary finesse can solve ... "Little People, quite large,"(Arbor Day) The school celebrates the "Day of the Tree", with a small celebration. Teachers and pupils together on a show. But accidentally Mr. Smithers has two Lilliputians held for children and forced them into the school. There, they are among the performers mingle ... "Farina and the 200 mice,"(Pups is Pups) In a newspaper advertisement are small black Pagenberg to care for the audience during the National Dog Show gesucht. The young hoodlums sense the big money, but only Farina gets the coveted job. This is now their friends are not quite empty, Farina has an idea, for all leads to chaos ... "Tante-Emma-Laden is in danger"(Helping Grandma) Grandma, the owner of a small corner store, has financial problems and is forced to sell their store. This resolves an endless source of candy for the children. But at the end of good, all good: Grandma can pay their debts and the money Mr. Penny Packer, who has tried Grandma with a nasty tricks reinzulegen, the See ... "Peter and the dog catcher"(The Pooch) has Stymie's hard, because life is not easy, if you constantly hungry. He has to much else, the huge hole in his stomach to fill. And then even his best friend, the fat dog Pete, the dog catcher caught. Only when Stymie five U.S. dollars auftreibt, he gets back Pete. Then unexpected help - from above! "It happened even wonder"(Dogs is Dogs) When Wheezers and Dorothys mother dies, they will be with a foster mother placed the two that makes life hell. their only solace is her dog Pete. But it also deals with the greedy foster mother badly. As a miracle: An elegant lady appears and obtains from the two - it is the sister of her father, from Werder Dorothy Wheezer still have to know something ...
Part 8: "The baby can talk"(Free Eats) the young hoodlums have to do with babies who can speak. And unfortunately, much more, because they are trained to trick thieves! The young hoodlums, it is difficult to trace them to come to them to put the craft. How good that Stymie from the beginning was suspicious, because otherwise he would have his friends and accidentally landed in prison ... "Let the kite"(Fly My Kite) The little hoodlums spend a lot of time with Granny, an elderly neighbor, gymnastics and boxing and the craziest stories can tell. When the child accidentally noticed that Granny by a lazy trick of her son Dan in desperate hand, they are determined to help them. "We make music"(Mike Fright) Spanky and his friends the great scent of money: for a radio show are talented kids. So they found a band. Although no one they really trust that they are with their fancy instruments can make music, they get the job ... "Spanky and Santa Claus"(Bedtime Worries) Spanky firmly believes that Santa Claus never a burglar can be. This naive error has disastrous consequences ... "Poor child from a rich home,"(Bargain Day) the little hoodlums attempt by small businesses, their cash income. Especially Wheezer developed its true sales trick: Whatever he gets in the fingers, will be sold. In search of affluent children landed at the little hoodlums Shirley, a lonely child from a rich house. Shirley is delighted with the visit of the small street vendors, because now it finally has a few playmates, their boredom can distribute ... "The holidays are over,"(Bored of Education) the holidays are over and a new teacher is also yet to come. Thus, it is not surprising that Spanky and Alfalfa the truancy. But the new teacher is not only pretty picture, but also really nice. They ordered that all the children for ice cream - except for the two swindler ... "Alfalfa is reliance on"(Teacher’s Beau) Miss Jones, the teacher announced that after the holidays Mrs. Wilson will take their place. The young hoodlums are horrified. Debt is the handsome Ralph, of their Miss Jones just before the nose wegheiraten will ... "Spanky as a babysitter"(Forgotten Babies) The little hoodlums are dissatisfied. The whole week-long school, and on Sunday they have to play babysitter. Finally, they have the right to go swimming! Spanky will be chosen by the other, only to keep all the babies. "The frog in the throat"(Framing Youth) Alfalfa and his nemesis Butch have become a talent competition pending. Butch threatens Spanky, who manages alfalfa, beatings, when he failed to prevent Alfalfas appearance. Of course, Spanky, as he can solve the problem, but it is a fairly fieser trick with which he hereinlegt alfalfa. It recognizes itself Spanky, now all it is his fault lost ...
P.S. I used google translator to get the english language description of these tapes and/or discs.
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Post by wheeepwooow on Sept 12, 2009 10:00:26 GMT -5
Slightly off topic but related to this German DVD release: Most people can play DVD's from all regions on their computers (I know I can). But does anyone know if you can simply make a copy of the disk image, encode it in another region and then burn it through special software? If this is possible, it would likely be less expensive than to buy another DVD player that is region free, no?
1935-1938 DISC ONE: -Mama's Little Pirate -Shrimps For A Day -Anniversary Trouble -Beginner's Luck -Teacher's Beau -Sprucin' Up -Little Papa -Little Sinner
1935-1938 DISC TWO: -Our Gang Follies Of 1936 -The Pinch Singer -Divot Diggers -The Lucky Corner -Second Childhood -Arbor Day -Bored Of Education -Two Too Young -Pay As You Exit -Spooky Hook -Reunion And Rhythms -Glove Traps -Hearts Are Thumps
1935-1938 DISC THREE: -Three Smart Boys -Rushin' Ballet -Roamin' Holyday -Night 'n' Eagles -Fishy Tales -Framing Youth -The Pigskin Palooka -Mail And Female -Our Gang Follies Of 1938 -Canned Fishing -Three Men In A Tub -Came The Brawn -The Awful Tooth -Hide And Shriek
Kinowelt, are we forgetting Small Talk through A Tough Winter?
Post by antifrodis on Sept 12, 2009 18:36:22 GMT -5
So is that list saying that they have a foreign language version of "Little Daddy"? That'd be quite interesting to see.
It's nice that they will have the 14 "available" MGM silents in one place. Too bad they weren't able to track down "The Old Wallop", "School Begins" or "Fair and Muddy". I wonder if all the silents will have the Beau Hunks soundtracks, or if they'll have any of the original soundtracks available as well.
Post by wheeepwooow on Sept 12, 2009 20:43:33 GMT -5
Very cool Mark, thanks for posting this. If the quality of these is pristine (Cabin Fever-level), I might splurge .... again, for yet another set made by yet another company of the same shorts that most of us already own in one form or another. Phew, this is getting expensive!
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Post by antifrodis on Sept 22, 2009 13:01:08 GMT -5
Okay, I received my German Our Gang MGM silents dvd set in the mail today. Here are some random bits of info about it.
1. The opening titles for the films appear to be recreated. Of the original ones that I do have, some of these appear very similar. However "Barnum and Ringling" isn't even close. They did apply some digital film scratches and dirt to the opening titles to help them look more authentic, which is a nice touch.
2. The original soundtracks for "Noisy Noises", "Crazy House", Barnum and Ringling", "Cat, Dog and Co", and "Saturday's Lesson" are here. The beginning of the soundtrack for "Wiggle Your Ears" is partly missing. Otherwise, the films have soundtracks by the Beau Hunks, which is also nice.
3. The intertitles on every film but "Saturday's Lesson" are recreated, but worded correctly. They somewhat resemble the way the original titles looked.
4. All films have German subtitles on the intertitles that are NOT removable (besides Wiggle Your Ears, it doesn't have any subtitles). Also, where there's a sign or an item with text on the screen, there are also German subtitles that can't be removed either.
5. The picture quality on all the films is very good, with the exception of "Little Mother". It's pretty soft and blurry. There are also some odd flickering issues at the beginning of that film. Otherwise, there's a lot of clarity that is not there on the Blackhawk versions floating around.
Anyhow, overall I'm pleased with the set. It's not perfect, but the video quality is MUCH better than anything I had previously. It was a bit pricey, especially with the shipping costs exceeding the cost of the set. Furthermore, the discs are PAL format, which many dvd players in the US will NOT play. So buyer beware.
Thank you for that information, antifrodis. Where did you order your copy? Will I need to depend on language translator to order it?
amazon.de If you're familiar with amazon.com, then you can pretty much wing it and order from amazon.de without too much problem. You may want to set up an account on amazon.com first, if you haven't already. Things will look very familiar on the German page.