Author: Staff Writer

  • Ollie Stars in Zenobia This Fall

    Newly transferred and restored from original 35mm nitrate film elements, Hal Roach’s Zenobia (1939) finally makes its way to Blu-ray and DVD from ClassicFlix this November 24th. Two comic greats come together—comedy icon Oliver Hardy and former silent film clown Harry Langdon—in this endearing story about a grateful elephant who refuses to part...

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  • Hal Roach Streamliners, Vol. 3 Trailer - The Taxi Comedies

    Now available from ClassicFlix, and making their home video debut, are all three Hal Roach “Taxi” streamliners starring William Bendix (The Life of Riley)—with each film culled from original studio masters! Below is a custom trailer we've cut for The Complete Hal Roach Streamliners Collecti...

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  • Hal Roach Streamliners, Vol. 5: Pitts & Summerville Plus Other Rarities in October

    ZaSu Pitts and Slim Summerville, anti-Nazi wartime comedies and the CineColor produced The Fabulous Joe are making their way to DVD in one special collection this October 13th from ClassicFlix in The Complete Hal Roach Streamliners Collection, Volume 5 (Pitts &...

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  • Abbott & Costello's Africa Screams Trailer Showcasing Glorious 4K Restoration

    Set to street in a few weeks, we've cut a custom trailer for the 1949 Abbott and Costello jungle romp Africa Screams (Special Limited Edition). Exclusively available at ClassicFlix.com, and newly restored by 3-D Film Archive in 4K from original nitrate film elements, Africa is presented in stunning and glorious image and sound unseen or heard...

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  • Hal Roach Streamliners, Vol. 2 Trailer - The Westerns

    Below is a custom trailer we've cut for The Complete Hal Roach Streamliners Collection, Volume 2 (The Westerns) - Silver Series #7. The 3-film DVD collection streets on June 16th with all three making their home video debut. The breezy westerns star Noah Beery, Jr. and Jimmy Rogers (son of Will), and are load...

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  • Hal Roach Streamliners, Vol. 4: The Musicals in August

    The ClassicFlix reach into the Hal Roach Studio vaults continues as The Complete Hal Roach Streamliners Collection, Volume 4 (The Musicals) will arrive on DVD this August 25th. Culled from original studio masters, the 3-film collection features the comedic farce All-American Co-Ed, the Tech...

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  • Hal Roach Streamliners, Vol. 1 Trailer - Tracy and Sawyer Military Comedies

    Below is a custom trailer we've cut for The Complete Hal Roach Streamliners Collection, Volume 1 (The Tracy & Sawyer Military Comedies) - Silver Series #6. Officially out next Tuesday, March 31st, shipping of the Tracy/Sawyer Collection will begin today for those who have m...

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  • Hal Roach Streamliners, Vol. 3: The Taxi Comedies in June

    More summer fun is on the way from ClassicFlix as all three Hal Roach "Taxi" comedies starring William Bendix will be released on DVD for the first time this June 30th—with each film culled from original studio masters! Before his "Life of Riley" persona would permeate the airwaves on radio and TV, William Bendix starred in three Streamliners for producer Hal Roach as a happy-go-lucky Brooklyn cabbie trying to make good in the taxi business.  The titles in...

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  • Hal Roach Streamliners, Vol. 2: The Westerns in June

    Saddle up for some fun this summer as ClassicFlix will be releasing all three Hal Roach western Streamliners for the first time on home video this June 16th. The Complete Hal Roach Streamliners Collection, Volume 2 (The Westerns) features three films: Dudes Are Pretty People (1942),

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  • Abbott & Costello's Africa Screams - Exclusive Special Limited Edition in April

    Scanned in 4K and beautifully restored from original 35mm nitrate film elements, Abbott and Costello's jungle romp Africa Screams (1949) will be released in a special limited edition on April 28th. Loaded with bonus features (below), this soon to be collectible will be exclusively available for pre-order only at ClassicFlix.com. It will al...

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