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Buster Keaton: 3 Films (Volume 2) [Eureka! Masters of Cinema] (The Navigator, Seven Chances, Battling Butler) on Blu-ray March 30, 2020!

Buster Keatom Volume 2 Blu-ray Eureka Entertainment to release BUSTER KEATON: 3 FILMS (Volume 2), a further collection of essential films from the true genius of silent comedy available for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK from 4K restorations. Presented as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 30 March 2020, with a Limited Edition 60-page Perfect Bound Collector’s Book and Limited Edition Hardbound Slipcase [3000 copies ONLY]. 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 further films from that era; The Navigator, Seven Chances and Battling Butler. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present all three films from stunning 4K restorations in their UK debuts on Blu-ray. 

 

A collection of three films from one of the greats of cinema operating at the height of his powers

 

Buster Keaton Volume 2 Blu-ray

 

The Navigator (1924, dir. Buster Keaton & Donald Crisp) Wealthy Rollo Treadway (Keaton) suddenly decides to propose to his neighbour across the street, Betsy O’Brien (Kathryn McGuire. Keaton was unhappy with the audience response to Sherlock Jr. , and endeavoured to make a follow-up that was both exciting and successful. The result was the biggest hit of Keaton’s career.

Seven Chances (1925, dir. Buster Keaton) Jimmy Shannon (Keaton) learns he is to inherit seven million dollars, with a catch. He will only get the money if he is married by 7pm on his 27th birthday, which happens to be that same day!

Battling Butler (1926, dir. Buster Keaton) A rich, spoiled dandy (Keaton) pretends to be a champion boxer, “Battling Butler”, to impress the family of the girl he loves. When the real Butler shows up, he decided to humiliate the imposter by having him fight the “Alabama Murderer” !

LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Limited Edition Hardbound Slipcase [3000 copies ONLY]
  • 1080p presentations of all three films from the Cohen Film Collection s stunning 4K restorations, with musical scores composed and conducted by Robert Israel
  • The Navigator Audio commentary by silent film historians Robert Arkus and Yair Solan
  • Seven Chances Brand new audio commentary by film historian Bruce Lawton
  • New and exclusive video essay by David Cairns covering all three films
  • The Navigator A short documentary on the making of the film and Keaton s fascination with boats as sources of comedy, by film historian Bruce Lawton
  • Buster Keaton & Irwin Allen audio interview from 1945 [6 mins]
  • Buster Keaton & Arthur Friedman audio interview from 1956 [32 mins]
  • Buster Keaton & Robert Franklin audio interview from 1958 [56 mins]
  • Buster Keaton & Herbert Feinstein audio interview from 1960 [48 mins]
  • Buster Keaton & Studs Terkel audio interview from 1960 [38 mins]
  • What! No Spinach? (1926, dir. Harry Sweet) [19 mins] Rarely seen comedy short by American actor / director Harry Sweet, that riffs on a number of elements from Seven Chances
  • PLUS: A LIMITED EDITION 60-PAGE perfect bound collector s book featuring new writing by Imogen Sara Smith and Philip Kemp; and a selection of archival writing and imagery

 

 

DETAILS:

 

Label: Eureka!

 

Title| BUSTER KEATON: 3 FILMS (Volume 2) (The Navigator, Seven Chances, Battling Butler) Limited Edition Blu-ray

Starring| BUSTER KEATON

Director| BUSTER KEATON / DONALD CRISP

 

Blu-ray Cat. No.| EKA70374

Blu-ray Barcode| 5060000703740

Blu-ray RRP| £34.99

 

Release Date| 30 March 2020

Certificate| U

Run Time| 65 / 56 / 77 minutes

OAR| 1.33:1

Picture| Tinted

Genre| Silent Comedy

Year| 1924 / 25 /26

Country| USA

Language| SILENT (English Intertitles)

 

Buster Keaton: 3 Films (Volume 2) is released

on Blu-ray in the UK March 30, 2020!

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Buster Keaton Volume 2 Blu-ray

 

Buster Keaton Volume 2 Blu-ray

 

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