One of Bert and Bob's best shots . . .
Movie Lover: Daniel Nather
Cincinnati, OH US
-- October, 30, 2004
This was Wheeler & Woolsey's first starring vehicle and one of my favorites, so I was glad to finally get it on DVD. What little story there is in this picture is merely a clothesline for gags, sketches, and musical numbers. The ballet parodies are the best!
I compared this DVD to a tape I made off AMC several years ago, and the DVD comes off very well. The only things that mar it are a few video artifacts that crept in, causing to picture to go out for a frame or two (appearing as a blip on your TV screen). Somebody in quality control should have caught this, and I took half a star off my rating for that reason.
But don't let that keep you from buying and enjoying this disc. HALF SHOT AT SUNRISE is definitely worth your time and money!
Movie Lover: David Olson
Toronto, ON CA
-- February, 10, 2004
I know that Alpha Video is considered a budget label but aside from the price (which is unbeatable!) and, perhaps, the lack of any real extra features, I can find nothing about this disc that suggests that it is anything but first class! The print is excellent; the best I’ve seen from Alpha. I have most of the Wheeler and Woolsey laserdiscs that came out some years ago and this DVD is easily the equal of most of those. And the cover art is just as appealing! If you are a Wheeler and Woolsey fan (and why on earth would anyone not be) you really must grab this one. And while I’m on the subject, I’d like to take this opportunity to implore Alpha to release HOLD ‘EM JAIL, one of W&W’s best features, on DVD! Thank you Alpha, you have produced a wonderful product for a remarkable price.