I wonder- if the 8 DVD set is still being manufactured, then why couldn't they just start using the "correct" DVDs? Even if they did it quietly without announcing that the DVDs have been modified, it'd be better than continuing with the Blackhawk versions. Instead, they just removed the top part of the front cover that originally said "Remastered, Restored, Uncut".
The Pinch Singer (1936) - Not much to add. Pete has several good facial expressions, and today's audience is more likely to associate the rejection signal with "The Gong Show." It is good to see Harold addressed by name. One other good gag is Alfalfa removing the gong from the recording studio to ensure he can sing longer. I do get bored listening to the other auditions, where all of the others are older than the gang members and probably wouldn't be in a competition with them. In "Mike Fright" and "Beginner's Luck" other competitors were the gang's age. There are some questions. Why did Porky mess up Buckwheat's whistling routine by hitting the phonograph with a hammer? Also, what is the point of blackface in a radio audition? It looked awful with the way hands and arms didn't match the faces. The Dixie Trio could have been another act the performed before the saxophone players. Then there is the matter of the gang making more than 1275 phone calls in less than a minute. If a call from a public phone cost five cents then, the fifty dollar prize wouldn't cover the cost of the phone calls. Actually, if the gang had that much money for phone calls, they could have used it to buy their football uniforms directly instead. Guess it's better not to think of these things.
Ha. I think this would make an amusing thread if there was one. ;-)
Thanks for putting this up shortly before the time when "One Wild Ride" was due to be reviewed. This definitely had more material in the first part than anything I have.
You're quite welcome! I never really thought of that... I should check in the future what silents are due for review, and I could possibly upload them (if the edits have been completed). I enjoy reading everyone's reviews.
Thanks for posting those videos. Has anyone here ever been able to find the Rare Original Silent Episodes that Cabin Fever had available from a TV offer only? I still have that commercial on tape from 1997.