Hal Roach Studios

aka

Nostalgia Archive


The video product of Hal Roach Studios has been distributed by Image Entertainment. Also credited for the releases listed below is Fast Forward Marketing. It should be noted that Hal Roach Studios sold off most of its product several decades ago, and subsequently acquired product made by other studios. Ultimately, they were swallowed up by RHI Entertainment and later Hallmark. That being said, the videos released under the Hal Roach Studios name are actually a company previously called Nostalgia Archive, and are not associated with the Roach company. This company changed their name (with much controversy) to Hal Roach Studios in 1998. Therefore, most of the films found on the videos released by this company are not Hal Roach films. When a Roach film is included on a Hal Roach video, it's usually a film that's in the public domain. The laserdiscs were released by Nostalgia Archive, while the VHS and DVD releases came about after the name-change. Volumes 3 through 7 of the laserdisc series listed below do not contain Our Gang material and are therefore not listed.


releases:

Laurel and Hardy and Friends - Volume One (LD)
Contents:


Laurel and Hardy and Friends - Volume Two (LD)
Contents:


Laurel and Hardy and Friends - Volume Eight (LD)
Released Sep. 3, 1997. Contents:


Laurel and Hardy and Friends - Volume One (VHS)
Released Dec. 15, 1998. Contents:


Laurel and Hardy and Friends - Volume Two (VHS)
Released Dec. 15, 1998. Contents:


Laurel and Hardy and Friends - Volume Three (VHS)
Released Dec. 15, 1998. Contents:


Laurel and Hardy and Friends - Volume Four (VHS)
Released Dec. 15, 1998. Contents:


Laurel and Hardy and Friends - Volume Five (VHS)
Released Dec. 15, 1998. Contents:


Laurel and Hardy and Friends - Volume Six (VHS)
Released Dec. 15, 1998. Contents:


Laurel and Hardy and Friends (DVD)
Released Mar. 23, 1999. This DVD was originally going to be called The Lost Films Of Laurel & Hardy Volume Ten, but never came out with that title. Contents:


Laurel and Hardy and Friends - Volume Seven (VHS)
Released June 1, 1999. Contents:


Laurel and Hardy and Friends - Volume Eight (VHS)
Released June 1, 1999. Contents:


Laurel and Hardy and Friends - Volume Nine (VHS)
Released June 1, 1999. Contents:


Laurel and Hardy and Friends - Volume Ten (VHS)
Released June 1, 1999. Contents:



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2006 updates: 9/14, 10/25.


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