THE LOT OF FUN

WHERE THE MOVIES LEARNED TO LAUGH

The International Documentary about the “King of Comedy”  Hal Roach and “Hollywood`s Fun Factory”
THE LOT OF FUN

WHERE THE MOVIES LEARNED TO LAUGH


plus those 5 exclusive postcards:
Orders from the EU (not UK)
€ 9,95 (plus € 3,90 shipping)
2 DVD-Box
Orders from UK:
GBP 9,95 (plus GBP 3,95 Shipping)
2 DVD-Box
Orders from all other
Countries worldwide (not EU):
$ 12,95 (plus $ 6,00 shipping)
2 DVD-Box
With plenty
of bonus material
like previously
unreleased
private footage,
movie clips 
and interviews.
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Written and Directed by Andreas Baum

For many the American movie producer and director Hal Roach is the “King of Comedy”.
His legendary studios are also called the “The Lot of Fun”: Hollywood’s “Fun Factory”! The film pioneer produced from 1914 up to the early sixties about 2.000 movies - almost exclusively comedies! Probably no other filmmaker gave the world more to laugh about than he did: with his comedy stars like Laurel & Hardy, Harold Lloyd or "Our Gang".

Besides the incredible live and work of Hal Roach the international documentary is focused on his stars and competitors like Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton. The film is presenting a lot of funny movie clips and interviews, a look behind the scenes, amazing facts about the comedy stars and their private lives and amongst others never before published private footage, previously unreleased movie clips and photographs.

The documentary features as well a lot of amusing and interesting interviews with Hal Roach himself and family members, Roach´s stars like Harold Lloyd or Jean Darling from “Our Gang”, Stan Laurel´s daughter, Harold Lloyd´s granddaughter, film historians, comedy experts and comedians like Walter Matthau.

Director Andreas Baum, who also produced the documentary “Laurel and Hardy: Their Lives and Magic”, tells the amazing story of the live and career of the legendary comedy pioneer Hal Roach, of the roots of comedy and of the big slapstick stars.

The 2 DVD-Box comes with 5 rare Collector’s Postcards and the DVDs are region free (in PAL, will run worldwide, which means also in NTSC-countries like the USA on all computers and almost all newer DVD players). The box contains one DVD with the Director´s Cut of the documentary in a length of round about 115 minutes (instead of the 90minutes tv-version for ZDF/ARTE) in English and German language (switchable) with more exclusive interviews and rare film clips, etc. as well as another DVD in English and German language with really a lot of rare and previously unreleased bonus material (round about 90 minutes).


This BONUS DVD contains - for example - unpublished private film footage, rare and/or never before published movie clips and short movies produced by Hal Roach, film footage and photographs from the Hal Roach studios, lots of photographs from the stars of Hal Roach, a lot of them animated in 3 D, unrealised interview-clips with Hal Roach, Harold Lloyd and our experts like Richard. W. Bann, Annette D`Agostino Lloyd, Stan Taffel, Richard Correll or Hal Roach family members like his daughters Maria and Jeanne or Harold Lloyds granddaughter Suzanne Lloyd etc.!


PAL, 16:9

regionfree (USA and other NTSC or
SECAM countries: runs on a lot
of newer DVD players as well
as on computers)

Languages: english, german

“Director’s Cut“ of the documentary
with a running time of
appr. 115 minutes instead
of the 90-minutes tv-version

Running time: appr. 115 minutes
PAL, 16:9 and 4:3

regionfree (USA and other NTSC or
SECAM countries: runs on a lot
of newer DVD players as well
as on computers)

Languages: english
    and german/subtitles

Running time: appr. 90 minutes

The 2 DVD-Box comes with 5 rare Collector’s Postcards and the DVDs are region free (in PAL, will run worldwide, which means also in NTSC-countries like the USA on all computers and almost all newer DVD players). The box contains one DVD with the Director´s Cut of the documentary in a length of round about 115 minutes (instead of the 90minutes tv-version for ZDF/ARTE) in English and German language (switchable) with more exclusive interviews and rare film clips, etc. as well as another DVD in English and German language with really a lot of rare and previously unreleased bonus material (round about 90 minutes).



The BONUS DVD contains - for example - unpublished private film footage, rare and/or never before published movie clips and short movies produced by Hal Roach, film footage and photographs from the Hal Roach studios, lots of photographs from the stars of Hal Roach, a lot of them animated in 3 D, unrealised interview-clips with Hal Roach, Harold Lloyd and our experts like Richard. W. Bann, Annette D`Agostino Lloyd, Stan Taffel, Richard Correll or Hal Roach family members like his daughters Maria and Jeanne or Harold Lloyds granddaughter Suzanne Lloyd etc.

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Orders from the EU (not UK)
€ 9,95 (plus € 3,90 shipping)
2 DVD-Box
Orders from UK:
GBP 9,95 (plus GBP 3,95 shipping)
2 DVD-Box
Orders from all other
Countries worldwide (not EU):
$ 12,95(plus $ 6,00 shipping)
2 DVD-Box

DVD Cover

DVD 1 Documentation (Director`s Cut)
DVD 2 Bonus material
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