This collection focuses the films of comedian Max Davidson at the Hal Roach Studios. Popular for playing Jewish characters and exploring themes of everyday life for the immigrant American, Davidson was star of a successful series of short comedies for the Roach studio.
The collection includes ten silent comedies, as well as the first Roach talkie comedy and an early sound film from the 1930s.
Edition Filmmuseum, 58, unknown UPC/EAN number.
Two single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0PAL DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (? x ? pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, optional German language subtitles, chapter stops; two-disc standard DVD keepcase, €29,95.
Release date: February 2011.
Country of origin: Germany
This PAL collection has been produced by Filmmuseum München under the supervision of Stefan Drössler.
The silent films are presented with music scores performed by Joachim Bärenz, Christian Roderburg and Stephen Horne. The sound films are presented with their original soundtracks.
North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.