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The Laughing Academy
A Life of Noisy Desperation
Maybe it was the world’s first three-word DVD commentary track: “What the f—?!?” 
5th-Nov-2009 02:10 pm
I was just looking at my Hollywood Legends of Horror Collection DVD boxset (which I brought to work last week so I could grab screencaps for Halloween-themed desktops and screensavers), and saw, to my utmost delight, that it includes The Devil Doll (1936), easily the most deranged mainstream movie I have seen. Then I was disappointed to realize that it was the only title in the six-film set without a commentary track, because I would love to know what the deal was with this movie; a recap of the plot sounds like the jumbled retelling of two or more half-remembered dreams, and one of the credited writers is Erich von Stroheim. Yes, that guy.
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