Atoll K (DVD + Blu-ray)

Release Date: 03 December 2018 | Certificate: Universal, suitable for all
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Atoll K (DVD + Blu-ray set)
Directed by Léo Joannon

The feature film finale of cinema's most-beloved comedy duo, Atoll K marked Laurel and Hardy's long-delayed big-screen return. The two great clowns, lured back to the screen amidst the extensive stage tours of Europe that formed the poignant coda to their career, here embark upon a ramshackle sea voyage to save Stan's Pacific-island inheritance. This ambitious attempt to invest their time-honed slapstick with a satirical edge is a testament to the duo's indefatigable comic antics. The BFI is proud to release the longest-ever English language cut of this historically important film, presented for the first time in High Definition and showcasing a new 2K restoration by the BFI using original 35mm nitrate film elements.

Special features:
  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Mother's Baby Boy (1914, 4 mins)
  • Something in Her Eye (1915, 11 mins)
  • Do You Love Your Wife? (1919, 14 mins)
  • Somewhere in Wrong (1925, 23 mins)
  • Should Men Walk Home? (1927, 27 mins)
  • Laurel and Hardy in Tynemouth, aka Grand Hotel (1932, 11 mins)
  • Laurel and Hardy in Scotland (1947, 3 mins)
  • Railway Birthday Party (1947, 2 mins)
  • Laurel and Hardy Return to the UK (1952, 2 mins)
  • US trailer (c1954)
  • German trailer (c1951)
  • Interview With Stan Laurel (1957, 80 mins, audio only): Stan discusses his life and work with Arthur B Friedman in a recoding made a week after Ollie's death

  • Plus

    The Boys Stay in the Picture: New Laurel and Hardy video essay by Chris Seguin, using rare images, scripts, letters and promotional materials from around the time of Atoll K (2018, 13 mins) New feature-length commentary on Atoll K and new commentaries on the amateur films by Laurel and Hardy expert Glenn Mitchell (2018) Illustrated booklet with new essays and notes by Laurel and Hardy authorities Glenn Mitchell, Norbert Aping and David Wyatt, new writing by Alan and Vic Pratt, plus full film credits

    France, Italy | 1951 | black and white | 98 minutes | English language with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles and audio description | original aspect ratio 1.37:1 | BD50: 1080p, 24fps, 2.0 PCM mono audio (48kHz/24-bit), region B | DVD9: PAL, 25pfs, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio (48kHz/16-bit), region 2

    Release Date: 03 December 2018
    Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
    Catalogue No: BFIB1323