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Buster Keaton Short Films Collection: 1920-1923

Buster Keaton Short Films collectionEditorial review of Buster Keaton Short Films Collection, courtesy of Amazon.com

 

 

buy-from-amazon For the first time ever, Kino International proudly presents a box set of all of Buster Keaton’s classic silent short films in one collection. All films have been digital remastered in high definition and include all new extras. —– DISC 1: THE HIGH SIGN (1920/21 – B&W – 19 Min.), ONE WEEK (1920 – B&W – 24 Min.), CONVICT 13 (1920 – B&W – 19 Min.), THE SCARECROW(1920 – B&W – 18 Min.), NEIGHBORS (1921 – B&W – 19 Min.), THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1921 – Color Tinted – 20 Min.), HARD LUCK (1921 – B&W 21 Min.). —– DISC 2: THE GOAT (1921 – B&W – 23 Min.), THE PLAY HOUSE (1921 – B&W – 23 Min.), THE BOAT (1921 – B&W – 23 Min.), THE PALEFACE (1922 – B&W – 20 Min.), COPS (1922 – B&W – 18 Min.), MY WIFE’S RELATIONS (1922 – B&W – 17 Min.). —– DISC 3: THE BLACKSMITH (1922 – B&W – 21 Min.), THE FROZEN NORTH (1922 – B&W – 17 Min.), DAY DREAMS (1922 – B&W – 19 Min.), THE ELECTRIC HOUSE (1922 – B&W – 23 Min.), THE BALLOONATIC (1923 – B&W – 22 Min.), THE LOVE NEST(1923 – Color Tinted – 20 Min.) —– SPECIAL FEATURES: Fifteen visual essays illustrated with clips and stills, written by various Keaton experts,

Four visual essays on the film’s locations by ”Silent Echoes” author John Bengston, Eight page booklet with an essay by Jeffrey Vance, author of ”Buster Keaton Remembered”, ”The Men Who Would Be Buster” a collection of clips from slapstick films influenced by Keaton’s work, ”Character Studies” (ca. 1925) a gag film starring Carter DeHaven, with cameos by Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Roscoe ”Fatty” Arbuckle and others. ”Seeing Stars” (excerpts) a 1922 promotional film featuring cameos by Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and others.

A series of brief, alternate / deleted shots from ”The Goat”, ”The Blacksmith” and ”The Ballonatic”.