Two-time Academy Award® nominee Steve Coogan (Best Motion Picture of the Year and Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, Philomena, 2014) and John C. Reilly, who received a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance, star as the slapstick comedy legends Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in STAN & OLLIE arriving on digital, Blu-ray™ & DVD March 26 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film follows the pair through a farewell tour across the U.K. as they attempt to re-connect with both their fans and each other. STAN & OLLIE is directed by Jon S. Baird (Filth) and also stars Nina Arianda (Florence Foster Jenkins) and Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets).
The digital, Blu-ray and DVD release of STAN & OLLIE includes four featurettes: “Making Stan & Ollie,” where stars Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly and director Jon S. Baird discuss the making of the film and why Laurel & Hardy’s legacy prevails; “Playful Prosthetics,” where prosthetics designer Mark Coulier shows how he brought the iconic Stan & Ollie to life; “The Dancing Duo,” which explores the complex working relationship at the center of the film that made Laurel & Hardy one of the greatest comedy duos of all time; and a Q&A with the cast and crew as they explain the film’s genesis, tone, and intricate production design; plus three never-before-seen deleted scenes.
Laurel & Hardy, one of the world’s great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans.
The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can’t quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy’s past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver’s failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.
STAN & OLLIE is directed by Jon S. Baird and written by Jeff Pope. The film is produced by Entertainment One (eOne), BBC Films and Faye Ward via her Fable Pictures banner, with Xavier Marchand, Kate Fasulo, Joe Oppenheimer, Nichola Martin, Jeff Pope, Eugenio Pérez, Gabrielle Tana, and Christine Langan as executive producers.
Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:
- Four Featurettes
- “Making Stan & Ollie”
- “Playful Prosthetics”
- “The Dancing Duo”
- “Q&A with Cast and Crew”
- Three Deleted Scenes
STAN & OLLIE has a run time of approximately 98 minutes and is rated PG for some language, and for smoking.