Vitaphone Shorts Movies on DVD
In 1926, Warner Bros.' Vitaphone branch made movie history with its "sound-on-disc" recording process, and the studio-within-a-studio would go on to make a variety of short subjects: musicals, stage revues, comedies, documentaries, and more. This six-disc set offers 53 one- and two-reel gems, several in early Technicolor, from the Vitaphone vaults. Featured stars include Judy Garland (with The Gumm Sisters), The Nicholas Brothers, Patsy Kelly, Leon Errol, and El Brendel. 10 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
This four-disc set features a collection of over 50 sound shorts produced by Warner Bros.' Vitaphone Corporation from the late '20s/early '30s, boasting a roster of some of the finest vaudevillians, comedians, bandleaders, and music performers. Features appearances by Jay C. Flippen, Henry B. Walthall, Montagu Love, Florence Brady, and many, many more. 9 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Another crop of 35 early sound shorts that captured the leading singers, comics, dancers, musicians and other entertainers of the Jazz Age for posterity have been gathered on this two-disc set. Enjoy appearances by Edgar Bergen, Fred Allen, Joe E. Brown, Bert Lahr, Pat O'Brien, Fred Waring, Blanche Sweet, and many, many others. 5 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.