THE SIN OF HAROLD DIDDLEBOCK - Best HV Edition?

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THE SIN OF HAROLD DIDDLEBOCK - Best HV Edition?

Unread post by Kerr Lockhart » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:57 am

I'm trying to complete my collections of a number of artists including Harold Lloyd. I was wondering if there was a version of DIDDLEBOCK which was superior, such as the Roan Group or Lobster Films has done with some PD titles. Obviously one that also had the MAD WEDNESDAY cut would also be desirable.

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Re: THE SIN OF HAROLD DIDDLEBOCK - Best HV Edition?

Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:17 pm

This is the version I have, I recall it was watchable, plus you get The Milky Way and Wheeler & Woolsey in Hook, Line & Sinker. I can check it when I get home to be sure.

Too bad Criterion didn't include Diddlebock as an extra on its release of The Freshman.
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Re: THE SIN OF HAROLD DIDDLEBOCK - Best HV Edition?

Unread post by Marr&Colton » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:38 pm

WHAT does HV mean? That's a new one on me.

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock/Mad Wednesday was the worst of Harold Lloyd's movies. There are various editions on the market since it is in the Public Domain.


I've never seen a release that is any better than "average" quality.

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Unread post by Jim Roots » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:22 am

Marr&Colton wrote:WHAT does HV mean? That's a new one on me.

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock/Mad Wednesday was the worst of Harold Lloyd's movies. There are various editions on the market since it is in the Public Domain.


I've never seen a release that is any better than "average" quality.
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Unread post by Ray Faiola » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:06 am

Every transfer I've seen has been from the same dupe of the original release (which is what my print is). I've never seen a 35mm transfer and I've never seen any print of MAD WEDNESDAY.
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Unread post by Jonathan » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:07 am

Ironically, my off-air recording of MAD WEDNESDAY is considerably better quality than my copy of DIDDLEBOCK, which may account for why I prefer the shorter version (though each has material not in the other).

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Unread post by Ray Faiola » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:10 am

Who ran MAD WEDNESDAY?
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Unread post by Jonathan » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:21 am

Channel 4 (UK) in the 1980s, when I think they still ran actual prints. It looks to me like an officially licensed copy; nearly all feature film broadcasts over here in those days were supplied in packages. C4 had rights to other films from the Hughes library at that time, so I guess that was the source.

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