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Authorized by the Buster Keaton estate and mastered in HD from 35mm archival film elements, "The Short Films Collection" gathers all of Keaton's solo silent comedies in one monumental three-disc set. Widely considered to be among Keaton's finest work, the nineteen two-reel shorts are loaded with laughs, punctuated by breath-taking stunts, and bursting with raw creativity. Over the course of this three-year period, Keaton evolved from a successful slapstick comedian into one of cinema's most inventive visual stylists, and became an enduring icon of American popular culture. Films include: "The High Sign", "One Week", "Convict 13", "The Scarecrow", "Neighbors", "The Haunted House", "Hard Luck", "The Goat", "The Play House", "The Boat", "The Paleface", "Cops", "My Wife's Relations", "The Blacksmith", "The Frozen North", "Day Dreams", "The Electric House", "The Balloonatic", "The Love Nest".
Visual Essays, Illustrated with Clips and Stills, Written by Various Keaton Experts; Digitally Enhanced Versions of "The High Sign", "The Boat", "The Balloonatic" and "Cops"; Brief Alternate/Deleted Shots from "The Balloonatic", "The Blacksmith", "Cops", "Day Dreams", and "The Goat"; "The Men Who Would Be Buster", a collection of clips from slapstick films influenced by Keaton's work: "Only Me" (1929, with Lupino Lane), "Be Reasonable" (1921, excerpt, with Billy Bevan), "Hello Baby!" (1925, excerpt, with Charley Chase), "White Wings" (1923, excerpt, with Stan Laurel); "Character Studies" (ca. 1922), a Gag Film Starring Carter DeHaven, with Cameos by Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, and others; "Seeing Stars" (excerpts), a 1922 promotional film for First National, featuring cameos by Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and others.
Presented in Black & White.
|Studio Name:||Team Marketing|
|Blu-ray Release Date:||07/12/2011|
|Run Time (in minutes):||386 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Digital Sound|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.6|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44|
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