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Buster Keaton: The Complete Short Films (1917-1923)

EE.UU.. Cortometraje/Comedia. 720 minutos
Título Original: Buster Keaton: The Complete Short Films
Director: Buster Keaton, Roscoe «Fatty» Arbuckle, Edward F. Cline, Malcolm St. Clair
Intérpretes: Buster Keaton
Formato: DVD  Calidad: DVD
Idioma: Silente   Subtítulos: Inglés (Intertítulos)

Fabulosa edición de Eureka! Masters of Cinema de las versiones restauradas de los cortometrajes de Buster Keaton. Incluye la versión alternativa de The Blacksmith, recientemente descubierta en Argentina.

Summary:

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 box set, available on DVD, as well as on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.


Disc 1:
1. The Butcher Boy(1917), 23:59
2. The Rough House(1917), 18:54
3. His Wedding Night(1917), 19:06
4. Oh, Doctor!(1917), 22:48
5. Coney Island(1917), 25:23
6. Out West(1918), 20:44
7. The Bell Boy(1918), 25:57
8. Moonshine(1918), 6:46 


Disc 2:

9.  Good Night Nurse(1918), 20:22
10. The Cook(1918), 21:01
11. Back Stage(1919), 21:16
12. The Hayseed(1919), 21:32
13. The Garage(1919), 21:55
14. The `High Sign`(finished 1920, released 1921), 20:59 
15. One Week(1920), 22:18 
16. Convict 13(1920), 21:17 

Disc 3:

17. The Scarecrow(1920), 20:13
18. Neighbors(1920), 17:31
19. The Haunted House(1921), 23:46
20. Hard Luck(1921), 22:29
21. The Goat(1921), 22:54
22. The Play House(1921), 22:36 
23. The Boat(1921), 27:01 
24. The Paleface(1922), 22:41

Disc 4:

25. Cops(1922), 18:13 
26. My Wife`s Relations(1922), 24:05
27. The Blacksmith(1922), 21:35
28. The Frozen North(1922), 16:59
29. Day Dreams(1922), 22:27
30. The Electric House(1922), 22:31
31. The Balloonatic(1923), 23:53
32. The Love Nest(1923), 22:52

Extras:
Disc 1:
Alternate ending for Coney Island 
An introduction by preservationist Serge Bromberg 

Disc 2:
Audio commentaries by Joseph McBride on The ‘High Sign’, One Week, Convict 13
That's Some Buster, a new exclusive video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns 
Life with Buster Keaton (1951, excerpt) - Keaton re-enacts Roscoe Arbuckle's "Salomé dance", first performed in The Cook 

Disc 3:
Audio commentaries by Joseph McBride on The Playhouse and The Boat

Disc 4:
Newly discovered version of The Blacksmith containing four minutes of previously unseen footage 
Audio commentary by Joseph McBride on Cops
Alternate ending for My Wife’s Relations 
The Art of Buster Keaton, actor Pierre Étaix discusses Keaton’s style 
Audio recording of Keaton at a party in 1962