Dual Format Edition (Blu-ray/DVD) release on 3 December 2018.
The BFI is proud to release the longest-ever English language cut of this historically important film, presented for the first time in High Definition, in a new 2K restoration by the BFI using original 35mm nitrate film elements.
Packed with special features, it includes rare early solo shorts and amateur footage of Stan and Ollie, alongside new audio commentaries and new writing by internationally acclaimed experts on the life and work of The Boys.
Coming out ahead of the feature film Stan & Ollie, starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly (released 11 January 2019) which had its world premiere in the BFI London Film Festival last month, here’s a timely chance to see the real duo in action.
The 1951 feature film finale of cinema's most beloved comedy duo, Atoll K marked Laurel and Hardy's long-delayed big screen return. The two great clowns, lured back to film amid the extensive stage tours of Europe that were the poignant coda to their career, embark here on a ramshackle voyage to save Stan's Pacific island inheritance. This ambitious attempt to invest their time-honed slapstick with a satirical edge is a testament to the duo's indefatigable comic antics. Click the link to see the specially-made trailer.