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Old 03-19-05, 01:14 PM
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Looking for Recommendations on Some Good Buster Keaton dvds

I am looking for some good buster Keaton dvds. Can anyone give me recommedations on which dvds have the best audio/video quality. The main two that I am looking for are The General and Steamboat Bill Jr. Thanks!
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From what I have read at DVDBeaver the disc that is the best is The General/Steamboat Bill Jr. double feature disc from Image. That is the one I purchased and I think the transfers are great, granted this was my first exposure to them. It is an enrollment option at Columbia House if you are into the whole CH thing.
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Originally Posted by cfloyd3
From what I have read at DVDBeaver the disc that is the best is The General/Steamboat Bill Jr. double feature disc from Image. That is the one I purchased and I think the transfers are great, granted this was my first exposure to them. It is an enrollment option at Columbia House if you are into the whole CH thing.
Thanks for you input! I saw that one on ddd. They had it and a one disc version of the General. I didn't know which one was the better disc. I saw the art of Buster Keaton box set also on ddd. Can anyone comment on it? It would be a good pickup if they ever had another 20% off sale. Also can anyone recommend any other good Keaton films beside The General and Steamboat Bill Jr?
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I have not seen that many Buster Keaton films (5 or 6 now) but my favorites would be Sherlock Jr. and The Cameraman. Sherlock Jr. is my favorite Keaton film and the first film I saw of his that turned me on to wanting to see more. I saw a terrible looking The Cameraman on TCM even though they just had released that nice new DVD set, but even then I felt the film was fantastic. From what I understand the Art of Buster Keaton set is great (Sherlock Jr. disc looked good).
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I definitely recommend The Art of Buster Keaton. If you find it for a good price, get it!

You get 11 feature length Keaton films and I believe 18 shorts. Plus a bonus disc full of information on his life and movies.

Warner Brothers just realeased a 3 movie DVD that is quite good as well.

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Save up for the box set. Keaton's ratio of good films to stinkers was pretty high (in the silent era, at least).
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warner's new set is a good cheap way into keaton as well....THe box set from Kino is nice but steep...200.00 msrp, so it'll cost ya
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FYI - Keaton marathon on TCM this month.

April 11th
8:00 PM The Paleface (1922) 0m.

9:45 PM Cops (1922) In this silent film, a misunderstanding sends an entire city police force after a young man. Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Virginia Fox. D: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton. 22m.

10:15 PM Our Hospitality (1923) In this silent film, a man returns home to the old South and gets caught between feuding families. Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Roberts. D: John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton. 74m.

11:45 PM Sherlock Jr. (1924) In this silent film, a movie projectionist dreams himself into a mystery movie. Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Ward Crane. D: Buster Keaton. 44m.

12:45 AM The Navigator (1924) In this silent film, two members of the idle rich have to move fast when they're stranded on an abandoned luxury liner. Buster Keaton, Frederick Vroom, Kathryn McGuire. D: Donald Crisp, Buster Keaton. 60m.

2:00 AM The Scarecrow (1920) 0m.

2:30 AM The Cameraman (1928) In this silent film, a photographer takes up newsreel shooting to impress a movie queen. Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harry Gribbon. D: Edward Sedgwick. 76m.

3:45 AM Buster Keaton: So Funny It Hurt! (2004) Documentary that focuses on comedians Buster Keaton's years at MGM. 38m. CC

4:30 AM Free And Easy (1930) A bumbling manager turns a beauty queen into a Hollywood star. Buster Keaton, Anita Page, Robert Montgomery. D: Edward Sedgwick. 93m. CC
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awesome...i think this thread gets the vote for most moved around....i have seen it in Dvd, reviews, back in dvd, and now movies...and only 10 post....mods love this thread....and since the title says dvd shouldn't that solve this...anyhow

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