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American Slapstick vol 2 - re-available!

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 1:18 pm
by BenModel
If you haven't picked up this 3-disc set from 2008 because Amazon/eBay resellers have jacked up the price, I want to let you know American Slapstick: Volume 2 is now available at a blowout price of $15, while supplies last. This is brand new stock from AllDay Entertainment, sold by Undercrank Prods. 31 comedy shorts plus Syd Chaplin in "Charley's Aunt". Good transfers, and music by Ben Model, Andrew Simpson, David Drazin, Blaine Gale, Ethan Uslan and Jay Warren. Includes a booklet with notes on the films and comedians by Steve Massa.

Order on Amazon here.

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DISC ONE:
LUKE JOINS THE NAVY • Harold Lloyd • 1916 - Surviving extract from this rare Lonesome Luke short
BY THE SAD SEA WAVES • Harold Lloyd • 1917 - Early glasses character short restored from 9.5mm materials.
BLISS • Harold Lloyd • 1917 - Reconstructed from the surviving nitrate and 9.5mm materials.
HEY THERE • Harold Lloyd • 1918 - Harold Lloyd in an early one-reel glasses short.
DON'T SHOVE • Harold Lloyd • 1919 - Lloyd riffs on Chaplin's THE RINK in his own idiom.
DODGE YOUR DEBTS • Gaylord Lloyd • 1921 - Harold's brother creates his own brand of havoc.
LOOKING FOR TROUBLE • Snub Pollard • 1919 - Two-reel short restored from nitrate and 16mm.
WHIRL O' THE WEST • Snub Pollard • 1921 - A rare one-reel Snub comedy restored from 9.5mm sources.
THE DIPPY DENTIST • Snub Pollard • 1920 - Snub, Gaylord, and Paul Parrott.
SHIVER AND SHAKE • Paul Parrott • 1922 - Paul Parrott and his bride face a haunted house, restored from 9.5mm.
POST NO BILLS • Paul Parrott • 1923 - Paul Parrott and too much glue.
A FRESH START • Jimmie Adams and Lige Conley • 1920 - The first ever Educational Mermaid Comedy
AT YOUR SERVICE • Sid Smith and Harry McCoy • 1921 - A Hallroom Boys comedy.
JONAH JONES • Lloyd Hamilton • 1924 - Ham and Babe London in a two-reeler.
BREEZING ALONG • Lloyd Hamilton • 1927 - A complete Ham two-reeler.

DISC TWO:
CHARLEY CARTOONS BY SULLIVAN/MESSMER • 1919 - Excerpts from FELIX IN HOLLYWOOD and CHARLEY AT THE BEACH and the complete cartoon CHARLEY OUT WEST
THE HOBO • Billy West • 1917 - A gorgeous print of this faux-Chaplin short with Billy West and Oliver Hardy.
OH SHOOT • Bobby Dunn • 1923 - The second reel of this rare Arrow comedy.
CAUGHT IN A PARK • Syd Chaplin • 1915 - Syd's Gussle in a Keystone one-reeler.
GUSSLE'S WAYWARD PATH • Syd Chaplin • 1915 - Syd's Gussle in a Keystone one-reeler.
CHARLEY'S AUNT • Syd Chaplin • 1925 - Syd in one of his biggest feature hits.

DISC THREE:
BE REASONABLE • Billy Bevan • 1921 - One of Bevan's best comedies.
KID SPEED • Larry Semon • 1924 - Larry the speed demon.
CALL THE WAGON • Neal Burns • 1923 - A gag-addled Christie two-reeler about a fellow who frames his girl as a lunatic, only to get his in return.
CINDERELLA CINDERS • Alice Howell • 1920 - If you aren't an Alice Howell fan yet, you will be.
HOLD STILL • Anne Cornwall • 1926 - Anne is an aspiring photojournalist. This premise results in slapstick galore.
HASH HOUSE FRAUD • Louise Fazenda • 1915 - Louise is a waitress at a lunch counter that descends into chaos.
FARO NELL • Louise Fazenda • 1929 - Campy, double-entendre-packed Western spoof.
PLAYBOY NUMBER ONE • Willie Howard • 1937 - Dialogue comedy on a steamship!
HOLLYWOOD RUNAROUND • Monte Collins • 1932 - Goodnight, Monte!

Re: American Slapstick vol 2 - re-available!

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 5:53 pm
by FilmGauge
I have this set, and highly recommend it, especially at such a good price.

Re: American Slapstick vol 2 - re-available!

Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 4:43 am
by moviepas
Actually Amazon have it for $25 plus. More stock on the way they say.

Re: American Slapstick vol 2 - re-available!

Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:46 am
by BenModel
Try again after the weekend. The product has been received from AllDay at the Amazon warehouse, and I guess is still going through their “system“. They are in the process of moving some of the product to its various fulfillment centers around the US in order to facilitate faster shipping for customers. Sorry if I jumped the gun on this. Still learning how Amazon works…

Thanks.

Ben

Re: American Slapstick vol 2 - re-available!

Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 10:23 pm
by JLNeibaur
Excellent collection of films -- Here is my ten year old review from the now defunct Rogue Cinema website.

http://www.roguecinema.com/american-sla ... ibaur.html" target="_blank

Re: American Slapstick vol 2 - re-available!

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 11:28 am
by silentfilm
The Amazon webpage says "In stock on May 16, 2018. ", but you can order it now.

Re: American Slapstick vol 2 - re-available!

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 4:44 pm
by NotSoSilent
This is a great collection of films. It's a must-have for any silent comedy film fan.

Re: American Slapstick vol 2 - re-available!

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 1:03 pm
by Harlowgold
Two years ago we had a thread about it because the distributor was getting rid of it's remaining copies at the incredible price of only $5.00 viewtopic.php?f=1&t=21876&p=166626&hili ... ck#p166626" target="_blank however $15 is still a great bargain for this set. If only some "new old stock" copies of volume one would resurface!

Re: American Slapstick vol 2 - re-available!

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 7:12 am
by NotSoSilent
Harlowgold wrote:...If only some "new old stock" copies of volume one would resurface!
I kept a close eye on Amazon for a reasonably priced copy. Last year one surfaced for $14.99 and I jumped on it. It came from the UK and was in very good condition. I did the same thing with the Harry Langdon Lost and Found set. I found one on Amazon in 2014 for $65 and bought it immediately. It was a great price considering one is currently listed at $270. Gulp.

Re: American Slapstick vol 2 - re-available!

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 10:37 am
by BenModel
Harlowgold wrote:Two years ago we had a thread about it because the distributor was getting rid of it's remaining copies at the incredible price of only $5.00 viewtopic.php?f=1&t=21876&p=166626&hili ... ck#p166626" target="_blank" target="_blank however $15 is still a great bargain for this set. If only some "new old stock" copies of volume one would resurface!
That's what the $15 offer on Amazon via Undercrank is. I'm helping David/AllDay sell off remaining brand new stock. Volume one is OOP but its contents were actually sourced from ReelclassicDVD's "Festival of Silent Comedy" discs, so the material is still available...but one disc at a time, from ReelclassicDVD.

Ben

Re: American Slapstick vol 2 - re-available!

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:24 pm
by BenModel

Product is definitely in stock now, although it looks like I need to replenish Amazon's supply soon...

Click here to order.

Ben

Re: American Slapstick vol 2 - re-available!

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 1:24 pm
by BenModel

Sorry about the hiccup in availability/pricing...I sold out of the product faster than I'd expected and for the last week or so the low price has not been listed on Amazon. However...

More copies have arrived at Amazon's warehouse and are now available at the $15 blow-out price and ready to ship. You can order American Slapstick Vol 2 here.

If you've already got a copy and wouldn't mind posting a review, it'd help get the word out via Amz's recommendation algorithm. Most of the reviews posted are from 8-10 years ago.

Thanks!

Ben

Re: American Slapstick vol 2 - re-available!

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:16 pm
by BenModel
I've lowered the price on this box set to $9.95 for the rest of July! Order yours here.

Ben