Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

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Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

PostFri Aug 25, 2017 6:55 pm

Sprocket Vault is slated to release Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31 at a to be determined date.

The two-disc DVD set is slated to consist of 18 shorts. It's said that the set will use restorations from the best possible elements.

More information: http://www.silentcomedymafia.com/viewto ... f=6&t=1980" target="_blank
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PostFri Aug 25, 2017 8:09 pm

Exciting news!
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PostSun Aug 27, 2017 7:45 am

Great News. I wonder why they decided to skip 1929.
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Re: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

PostSun Aug 27, 2017 10:50 am

Can't wait to see the release! All we have had up to now is sporadic titles on TCM.

Hope they use excellent transfers! Chase's best work was between 1930 and 35 at Hal Roach....the Columbias are
decent but not in the same league with the Roach releases.
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PostSun Aug 27, 2017 12:30 pm

It's odd that there seem to be a lot of Charlie Chase DVDs while other Roach series are underrepresented. Are these PD? Is that why there are so many sets?
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Re: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

PostSun Aug 27, 2017 2:04 pm

I talked to Kit Parker and a lot of what has been prematurely shared on social media is inaccurate (e.g. it is not being released by VCI). I wrote an article promoting the set, which I had Kit read and approve. Here is the link.

http://jln4151.wixsite.com/jlneibaur-wr ... ORTHCOMING

I agree that this is huge news for us comedy film buffs, and my article urges everyone to buy a copy so that future volumes are released. I can only imagine the years of hard work and the financial necessities of putting something like this together, so let's all help make it a success.

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Re: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

PostSun Aug 27, 2017 2:27 pm

Well, if I hadn't heard from people I think are solid, I'd question how much this set was for real at all, given the curious way it's been announced, but they assure me it is. The missing details will no doubt dribble in over time. In the meantime, assuming any set with Thelma Todd covering 1930-1 has The Pip From Pittsburgh, this is exciting news, and as for why Charley Chase and not somebody else— because he has fans. If these sell, maybe other things will follow.
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PostSun Aug 27, 2017 2:35 pm

bigshot wrote:It's odd that there seem to be a lot of Charlie Chase DVDs while other Roach series are underrepresented. Are these PD? Is that why there are so many sets?



Relatively few of the Hal Roach shorts are PD. A few of the Our Gang and perhaps a few others, but the bulk are
owned by a few distributors.

Charlie Chase made MANY talkie shorts at Roach into the mid-30s when Roach discontinued most of his comedy short
series and went to features. Charlie showed up at Columbia in '37 and made shorts there until '40 when he died.

His Hal Roach sound shorts are well crafted and his characterization really flourished with sound.
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PostSun Aug 27, 2017 2:38 pm

The Bullmoose pre-order price is great!
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Re: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

PostSun Aug 27, 2017 7:44 pm

The marketing for this set is certainly... unique

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No post was removed by anyone in charge, of course.

Update: the director of marketing and customer relations for this set continues to insist there was/were posts removed by this management. I am told that someone did have a link up to Roberts' post and, apparently the original poster then removed it (the only person besides a moderator who can, and no moderator did). Me, I never saw any of it, and am inclined to think not linking to his posts is doing the sales potential for this set a favor...

In any case, this is all illogical since there plainly is a thread now. Since our interest is in the set, not in back and forths, we're done with that but remain happy to highlight actual information about this set as it unfolds, as we do for any release about the era we all love.

There is more information (but also, possibly, more misinformation) here.
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PostTue Aug 29, 2017 5:48 am

I am very excited to hear about this set. It is unfortunate that there is ill-will toward fellow film fans. We all like to laugh, so what's the point of deriding each other?
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PostTue Aug 29, 2017 6:07 am

Is there any way of telling who posted it and then removed it?

If there are any shots I haven't seen, I'll buy a copy. Otherwise, no.

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PostTue Aug 29, 2017 10:44 am

Is being a sourpuss a requirement to post in that other silent movie board?
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PostTue Aug 29, 2017 11:02 am

I just ordered my set from Amazon. Their price is $23.13....not bad at all. Here is a link to the item:
https://www.amazon.com/Charley-Chase-Ro ... ch+talkies
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PostTue Aug 29, 2017 11:19 am

bigshot wrote:Is being a sourpuss a requirement to post in that other silent movie board?



I don't believe so, but it seems to help!

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PostTue Aug 29, 2017 11:47 am

Exciting.
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Re: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

PostTue Aug 29, 2017 12:30 pm

As the DVD's co-producer says....wait for their official release.
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Re: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

PostTue Aug 29, 2017 12:54 pm

Well, the story (from the Director of Marketing for the set) is that an Amazon listing just appeared and they're trying to get it pulled down. The number of discs is unknown, the November release date is apparently not to be trusted, either.

I would wait for more solid information on this set before doing anything.
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Re: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

PostTue Aug 29, 2017 6:16 pm

boblipton wrote:
bigshot wrote:Is being a sourpuss a requirement to post in that other silent movie board?



I don't believe so, but it seems to help/

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PostWed Aug 30, 2017 6:17 pm

I guess only the surly ones are the ones I notice.

I put in an order on the Amazon listing. That price is fair.
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PostThu Aug 31, 2017 5:16 am

bigshot wrote:I guess only the surly ones are the ones I notice.

I put in an order on the Amazon listing. That price is fair.


Have you not been following the thread? The Amazon listing is bogus.

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PostThu Aug 31, 2017 9:29 am

Amazon should honor it when it finally comes out as long as the ISBN number is the same. I don't get billed until it ships. No risk for me at all.
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PostThu Aug 31, 2017 12:20 pm

maliejandra wrote:I am very excited to hear about this set. It is unfortunate that there is ill-will toward fellow film fans. We all like to laugh, so what's the point of deriding each other?


I completely agree with you maliejandra, all this "I know more than anyone else about this genre-director-actor" / "My book on so and so is the best, others are error-ridden junk" drama is a turn off and if anything the silent movie lovers community is quite small and should be more supportive and cordial toward any "rivals".
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Re: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

PostThu Aug 31, 2017 1:39 pm

I'm a lot more interested in the products created by people who make movies than I am people who just write about them.
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Re: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

PostFri Sep 15, 2017 10:05 am

Latest word on the Amazon page for this, from Paul Gierucki on Facebook:

Thanks for posting, Frank! Unfortunately, even though this is on Amazon, the page is not supported or sponsored by VCI / Sprocket Vault -- the actual producers of the set. As Richard mentioned in his posts, a sub distributor has created this page (without permission) in order to collect advance sales. As of today, VCI has not yet announced the full content list, the number of discs, or the final purchase price for the Chase set. Everyone ordering from that Amazon page will likely receive a message stating that the title is unavailable, get a refund, and be forced to order again directly from the VCI page when the listing goes live. It is a shame that Amazon allows anyone other than the actual producer to create a product page, worse that they have not yet corrected the error.


So there's no harm in pre-ordering, but unlikely to be much result, either.
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Re: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

PostFri Sep 15, 2017 1:37 pm

Amazon has a preorder price guarantee that is tied to the ISBN number. If it's sold by Amazon and carries the same ISBN they'll honor the price.
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Re: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

PostMon Sep 18, 2017 9:21 am

Harlowgold wrote:
maliejandra wrote:I am very excited to hear about this set. It is unfortunate that there is ill-will toward fellow film fans. We all like to laugh, so what's the point of deriding each other?


I completely agree with you maliejandra, all this "I know more than anyone else about this genre-director-actor" / "My book on so and so is the best, others are error-ridden junk" drama is a turn off and if anything the silent movie lovers community is quite small and should be more supportive and cordial toward any "rivals".


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