For generations, Our Gang comedies have been enjoyed by millions of fans the world over. Now, celebrate the 100th anniversary of this iconic and beloved film series in The Little Rascals – The Complete Collection (Centennial Edition).
In 1922, producer Hal Roach introduced the kiddie troupe known as “Our Gang” to theater audiences and kicked off one of the most popular and prolific franchises in the field of short subjects, with 220 one- and two-reel comedies released over a twenty-two-year period.
By the late 1920s, the series (later re-titled “The Little Rascals” for TV syndication) made the transition from silents to “talkies” and would soon embark on its most revered and best-remembered period–the 80 sound shorts made at Hal Roach Studios between 1929 and 1938–all of which are included in this one-of-a-kind collection.
A must-have for any true Our Gang fan, this 6-disc set also includes over 4 hours of bonus material and features the talents of George “Spanky” McFarland, Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer, Allen “Farina” Hoskins, Darla Hood, Matthew “Stymie” Beard, Jackie Cooper, Bobby “Wheezer” Hutchins, Billie “Buckwheat” Thomas, Eugene “Porky” Lee and many, many more.
- “These films have never looked this good.” – Leonard Maltin
- “(The) picture quality is quite remarkable.” – Jeffrey Kauffman, Blu-ray.com
- “The remastered image is just beautiful… If you’re as fond of them as I am, or just appreciate great film restoration work, this release is highly recommended.” – Bill Hunt, The Digital Bits in reference to prior volume release
Mickey Rooney and Shirley Temple failed their ‘Our Gang’ auditions. Believe it or not, two of Hollywood’s most successful child stars didn’t cut the mustard. “I remember the kid,” Hal Roach recalled of Rooney in the Leonard Maltin book The Little Rascals: The Life and Times of Our Gang. “I just didn’t think he’d fit into the gang.” Likewise, Temple was rejected. The two’s careers turned out just fine, thanks.