A collection of essential films from one of the greats of cinema
Eureka Entertainment to release BUSTER KEATON - The Complete Short Films 1917-1923, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UIK on 18 July 2016. Containing thirty-two films - with a running time of over 740 minutes - this collection documents Buster Keaton's short films between 1917 -1923. Capturing Keaton's first steps in front of a camera this box set charts his early association with ex-keystone Kop Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle through to starring in, headlining, and directing his own box office smash hits. Using Chaplin's old Hollywood studios in 1920, Keaton's sophisticated technical inventiveness coupled with his haunted-yet-handsome 'Stone Face' persona, created a succession of the most timeless, classic comedy shorts ever realised. The masters of cinema series is proud to present the following films in a luxurious four-disc box set, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.
Eureka Entertainment to release BUSTER KEATON: 3 FILMS, a collection of essential films from one of the greats of cinema operating at the height of his powers, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series on Blu-ray from stunning new 4K restorations in a lavish limited edition (3000 copies) 3-disc hardbound boxed set on 16 October 2017. Between 1920 and 1929, Buster Keaton created a peerless run of feature films that established him as arguably the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies. Collected here are three key films from that era; Sherlock Jr., The General and Steamboat Bill, Jr. Together they represent a true master at his peak, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present all three films from stunning new 4K restorations available for the first time on Blu-ray anywhere in the world. Sherlock Jr. (1924) A film projectionist (and amateur detective) offers to solve the case of a missing watch, but is instead framed for the crime himself. Desperate to clear his name, the projectionist dreams of being the great Sherlock Jr., and in one of cinemas most iconic sequences, literally steps into the screen to bring his fantasies to life. The General (1926) When union spies steal his locomotive (along with his girlfriend), a plucky railway engineer pursues them doggedly across enemy lines. Containing one of the most memorable chase sequences in the history of filmmaking, The General is widely considered to be Keaton's masterpiece. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) A steamboat captain receives a telegram informing him that his son who he has not seen for many years will be coming to visit. Eagerly expecting a strapping young lad who will help him compete with his arch-rival, he is disappointed with the effete progeny that instead shows up. Best remembered for its climactic cyclone sequence in which Keaton performs a number of death-defying stunts whilst an entire town is destroyed around him, Steamboat Bill, Jr. was Buster Keaton's last independent silent comedy and also one of his finest. BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES: 3 x Blu-ray discs plus 60-page book all housed in a hardbound slipcase 1080p presentations of all three films from stunning new 4K restorations Audio commentary on Sherlock Jr. by film historian David Kalat Three new video interviews with film scholar Peter Kramer discussing Sherlock Jr., The General and Steamboat Bill, Jr Buster Keaton: The Genius Destroyed by Hollywood (52 mins) - A new documentary on Keaton and his struggles working within the Hollywood studio system Buster Keaton on Wagon Train (58 mins) an audio recording of a then 63 year old Buster Keaton in conversation with television writer Bill Cox Sherlock Jr. Original music by Timothy Brock Sherlock Jr. Tour of Filming Locations featurette Sherlock Jr. Movie Magic & Mysteries featurette The General - Original score composed and conducted by Carl Davis The General Tour of Filming Locations featurette The General Video Tour featurette The General Home Movie Footage The General Introduction by Orson Welles The General Introduction by Gloria Swanson Steamboat Bill, Jr. - Original score composed and conducted by Carl Davis Steamboat Bill, Jr. A video essay on the making of the film PLUS: A 60-PAGE BOOK featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp; notes on each film; archival writings; Keaton Family Scrapbook, a selection of Keaton family photographs generously supplied by friends of the Keaton family; and a stunning array of archival imagery
A collection of 28 films featuring the 'Great Stone Face' himself Buster Keaton. Buster Keaton is one of the trio of great comedy geniuses that the silent era produced and along with Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd can still be considered one of the great comics of all time. Buster starred in both features and shorts and as proof of his enduring popularity his 1927 masterpiece The General was voted number 18 on the AFI-Top 100 Funniest films of all time in June 2000. Buster has profound things to say about man and modern life; famous for his high-speed timing and inventiveness which have never been surpassed in the history of cinema. His films remain today as fresh modern and as wonderfully funny as when they were made. Films Comprise: 1.One Week 2.The Saphead 3.Convict 13 4.The Scarecrow 5.Neighbors 6.The Haunted House 7.The Goat 8.The Boat 9.The Playhouse 10.The Paleface 11.Cops 12.My Wife's Relations 13.The Blacksmith 14.The Frozen North 15.The Electric House 16.Day Dreams 17.The Balloonatic 18.The Love Nest 19.The Three Ages 20.Our Hospitality (Thames Silent Version) 21.Sherlock Jr. 22.The Navigator 23.Seven Chances 24.Go West 25.Battling Butler 26.The General (Thames Silent Version) 27.College 28.Steamboat Bill Jr. 29.The Great Stone Face (1968 documentary)