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Old 09-09-04, 12:52 PM
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Buster Keaton's Cameraman, Spite Marriage, Free and Easy Dec. 7

Warner will release TCM Archives: The Buster Keaton Collection on December 7.

The 2-disc set will include 3 classic MGM films:

The Cameraman (1928 - remastered with a new score by Arthur Barnow),

Spite Marriage (1929)

Free and Easy (1930 - Keaton's first "talkie").

The set also includes a new Kevin Brownlow documentary: So Funny It Hurts: Buster Keaton at MGM.

With this new set all of Buster Keaton's silent features will be available on DVD!
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Great news! It's nice to see Warner is continuing the TCM Archives series (and here's a big recommendation for the first issue, The Lon Chaney Collection.)
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More specs and the cover art (back and front!) up at DVDAnswers.com.

http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?...5040&n=1&burl=

-Introduction by Turner Classic Movies Host Robert Osbourne
-Commentary on The Cameraman by Glenn Mitchell
-Commentary on Spite Marriage by silent historians John Bengston and Jeffrey Vance
-Photo montages on the two silents

Also includes Free & Easy (Keaton's first sound film) and So Funny It Hurts (new documentary by Kevin Brownlow). Special features also include an intro by Robert Osborne (TCM host) and photo montages for the two silents.

The settup looks mostly indentical to the Lon Chaney collection...I hope Lillian Gish (for The Wind and The Scarlet Letter) or John Gilbert (for The Big Parade, Stroheim's The Merry Widow, and He Who Gets Slapped, since the first Chaney collection so grossly ignored it) are next in line for silent collections.
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This will look good sitting next to my Art of Buster Keaton box set.
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Can't wait and hopefully a second Chaney collection is on the way. That would make my day!
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Re: Buster Keaton's Cameraman, Spite Marriage, Free and Easy Dec. 7

Originally posted by Damfino
The set also includes a new Kevin Brownlow documentary: So Funny It Hurts: Buster Keaton at MGM.
It's disappointing that the updated specs omit the Kevin Brownlow documentary. I hope Warner isn't saving it for a future release of Keaton's talkies at MGM (featuring his brief partnership with Jimmy Durante--certainly one of the most disappointing pairings in film history). As much as I love Buster, I have no desire to own those later films ... but, dammit, I do want the Brownlow documentary.

Otherwise, the set looks like another exemplary release from Warner.

EDIT: In the words of the great Emily Latella (Gilda Radner on SNL): "Never mind." I re-read the back cover of the box, and Brownlow's documentary is included. Color me overjoyed.

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