"Director: Buster KEATON"

  • Buster Keaton: 3 Films (Volume 2) (The Navigator, Seven Chances, Battling Butler) Limited Edition Blu-rayBuster Keaton: 3 Films (Volume 2) (The Navigator, Seven Chances, Battling Butler) Limited Edition Blu-ray | Blu Ray | (30/03/2020) from £24.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    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. The Navigator Wealthy Rollo Treadway (Keaton) suddenly decides to propose to his neighbour across the street, Betsy O'Brien (Kathryn McGuire), and sends his servant to book passage for a honeymoon sea cruise to Honolulu. When Betsy rejects his sudden offer however, he decides to go on the trip anyway, boarding without delay that night. Because the pier number is partially covered, he ends up on the wrong ship, the Navigator, which Betsy's rich father has just sold to a small country at war. 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 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! What follows is an incredible series of escalating set-pieces that could only have come from the genius of Buster Keaton. Battling Butler 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! Special Features 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 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 A selection of rarely heard audio interviews with Buster Keaton (Runtime TBC)

  • The Complete BUSTER KEATON Short Films 1917-1923 (Masters of Cinema) (Blu-ray)The Complete BUSTER KEATON Short Films 1917-1923 (Masters of Cinema) (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (25/07/2016) from £26.99   |  Saving you £13.00 (48.17%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Eureka Entertainment to release BUSTER KEATON - The Complete Short Films 1917-1923, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UIK on 18 July 2016. Containing thirty-two films - with a running time of over 740 minutes - this collection documents Buster Keaton's short films between 1917 -1923. 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 four-disc box set, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

  • Buster Keaton - College / Steamboat Bill Jr. / Three Ages [1927]Buster Keaton - College / Steamboat Bill Jr. / Three Ages | DVD | (13/02/2006) from £16.98   |  Saving you £13.01 (43.40%)   |  RRP £29.99

    College: Coming hard on the heels of Keaton's comic masterpiece 'The General' this was a relaxing romp in both setting and approach after the exacting precision of the American Civil War comic-drama. (Dir. James W. Horne 1927) Steamboat Bill Jr.: Steamboat Bill is William Canfield (Ernest Torrence) the larger-than-life owner of the stern-wheeler 'Stonewall Jackson' which he has operated for many years with his first (and only) mate played by Tom Lewis. Almost the e

  • Buster Keaton: 3 Films(Sherlock Jr., The General, Steamboat Bill, Jr.) [Masters of Cinema] [Blu-ray]Buster Keaton: 3 Films(Sherlock Jr., The General, Steamboat Bill, Jr.) | Blu Ray | (12/08/2019) from £17.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Eureka Entertainment to re-issue BUSTER KEATON: 3 FILMS, a collection of essential films from one of the greats of cinema operating at the height of his powers, taken from stunning 4K restorations, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series in a 3-disc Blu-ray set from 12 August 2019. 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 key films from that era; Sherlock Jr., The General and Steamboat Bill, Jr. Together they represent a true master at his peak, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present all three films from stunning 4K restorations. Sherlock Jr. (1924) A film projectionist (and amateur detective) offers to solve the case of a missing watch, but is instead framed for the crime himself. Desperate to clear his name, the projectionist dreams of being the great Sherlock Jr., and in one of cinemas most iconic sequences, literally steps into the screen to bring his fantasies to life. The General (1926) When union spies steal his locomotive (along with his girlfriend), a plucky railway engineer pursues them doggedly across enemy lines. Containing one of the most memorable chase sequences in the history of filmmaking, The General is widely considered to be Keaton's masterpiece. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) A steamboat captain receives a telegram informing him that his son who he has not seen for many years will be coming to visit. Eagerly expecting a strapping young lad who will help him compete with his arch-rival, he is disappointed with the effete progeny that instead shows up. Best remembered for its climactic cyclone sequence in which Keaton performs a number of death-defying stunts whilst an entire town is destroyed around him, Steamboat Bill, Jr. was Buster Keaton's last independent silent comedy and also one of his finest. Features: 1080p presentations of all three films from stunning 4K restorations Audio commentary on Sherlock Jr. by film historian David Kalat Three video interviews with film scholar Peter Kramer discussing Sherlock Jr., The General and Steamboat Bill, Jr Buster Keaton: The Genius Destroyed by Hollywood (52 mins) - A documentary on Keaton and his struggles working within the Hollywood studio system Buster Keaton on Wagon Train (58 mins) an audio recording of a then 63 year old Buster Keaton in conversation with television writer Bill Cox Sherlock Jr. Original music by Timothy Brock Sherlock Jr. Tour of Filming Locations featurette Sherlock Jr. Movie Magic & Mysteries featurette The General - Original score composed and conducted by Carl Davis The General Tour of Filming Locations featurette The General Video Tour featurette The General Home Movie Footage The General Introduction by Orson Welles The General Introduction by Gloria Swanson Steamboat Bill, Jr. - Original score composed and conducted by Carl Davis Steamboat Bill, Jr. A video essay on the making of the film A Collector's Booklet featuring writing on the films alongside rare archival imagery supplied by friends of the Keaton family

  • The Complete Buster Keaton Short FilmsThe Complete Buster Keaton Short Films | DVD | (20/11/2006) from £24.99   |  Saving you £25.00 (50.00%)   |  RRP £49.99

    Containing thirty-two films - with a running time of over 700 minutes - this collection documents Buster Keatons short films between 1917-1923. 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 headlining starring in 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 presents the following films in a four-disc box set with audio commentary by Joseph McBride on six of the films and a 212-page book Films comprise: 1. The Butcher Boy (1917) 2. The Rough House (1917) 3. His Wedding Night (1917) 4. Oh Doctor! (1917) 5. Coney Island (1917) 6. Out West (1918) 7. The Bell Boy (1918) 8. Moonshine (1918) 9. Good Night Nurse (1918) 10. The Cook (1918) 11. Backstage (1919) 12. The Hayseed (1919) 13. The Garage (1919) 14. The ""High Sign""* (finished 1920 released 1921) 15. One Week* (1920) 16. Convict 13* (1920) 17. The Scarecrow (1920) 18. Neighbors (1920) 19. The Haunted House (1921) 20. Hard Luck (1921) 21. The Goat (1921) 22. The Playhouse* (1921) 23. The Boat* (1921) 24. The Paleface (1922) 25. Cops* (1922) 26. My Wifes Relations (1922) 27. The Blacksmith (1922) 28. The Frozen North (1922) 29. Daydreams (1922) 30. The Electric House (1922) 31. The Balloonatic (1923) 32. The Love Nest (1923) *features audio commentary

  • Buster Keaton - The General [DVD]Buster Keaton - The General | DVD | (25/01/2010) from £12.13   |  Saving you £-2.14 (-21.40%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The General

  • Our Hospitality/Sherlock JrOur Hospitality/Sherlock Jr | DVD | (23/07/2007) from £5.85   |  Saving you £2.14 (26.80%)   |  RRP £7.99

    Buster Keaton's career as a performer and director is widely regarded to be among the most innovative and important work in the history of cinema. Our Hospitality: Directed produced written by and starring Buster Keaton. Full of brilliant sight gags and featuring a most memorable and hilarious train journey in an 1831-vintage Stephenson Rocket. Sherlock Jr.: The story of a movie projectionist who is accused of stealing his girlfriend's father's watch. He falls asleep on the job and dreams that he is Sherlock Holmes solving the case. This film features the incredible physical comedy and stunts for which Keaton is famous.

  • Buster Keaton: 3 Films (Sherlock Jr., The General, Steamboat Bill, Jr.) [Masters of Cinema] Limited Edition Blu-ray Boxed SetBuster Keaton: 3 Films (Sherlock Jr., The General, Steamboat Bill, Jr.) | Blu Ray | (20/11/2017) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Eureka Entertainment to release BUSTER KEATON: 3 FILMS, a collection of essential films from one of the greats of cinema operating at the height of his powers, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series on Blu-ray from stunning new 4K restorations in a lavish limited edition (3000 copies) 3-disc hardbound boxed set on 16 October 2017. 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 key films from that era; Sherlock Jr., The General and Steamboat Bill, Jr. Together they represent a true master at his peak, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present all three films from stunning new 4K restorations available for the first time on Blu-ray anywhere in the world. Sherlock Jr. (1924) A film projectionist (and amateur detective) offers to solve the case of a missing watch, but is instead framed for the crime himself. Desperate to clear his name, the projectionist dreams of being the great Sherlock Jr., and in one of cinemas most iconic sequences, literally steps into the screen to bring his fantasies to life. The General (1926) When union spies steal his locomotive (along with his girlfriend), a plucky railway engineer pursues them doggedly across enemy lines. Containing one of the most memorable chase sequences in the history of filmmaking, The General is widely considered to be Keaton's masterpiece. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) A steamboat captain receives a telegram informing him that his son who he has not seen for many years will be coming to visit. Eagerly expecting a strapping young lad who will help him compete with his arch-rival, he is disappointed with the effete progeny that instead shows up. Best remembered for its climactic cyclone sequence in which Keaton performs a number of death-defying stunts whilst an entire town is destroyed around him, Steamboat Bill, Jr. was Buster Keaton's last independent silent comedy and also one of his finest. BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES: 3 x Blu-ray discs plus 60-page book all housed in a hardbound slipcase 1080p presentations of all three films from stunning new 4K restorations Audio commentary on Sherlock Jr. by film historian David Kalat Three new video interviews with film scholar Peter Kramer discussing Sherlock Jr., The General and Steamboat Bill, Jr Buster Keaton: The Genius Destroyed by Hollywood (52 mins) - A new documentary on Keaton and his struggles working within the Hollywood studio system Buster Keaton on Wagon Train (58 mins) an audio recording of a then 63 year old Buster Keaton in conversation with television writer Bill Cox Sherlock Jr. Original music by Timothy Brock Sherlock Jr. Tour of Filming Locations featurette Sherlock Jr. Movie Magic & Mysteries featurette The General - Original score composed and conducted by Carl Davis The General Tour of Filming Locations featurette The General Video Tour featurette The General Home Movie Footage The General Introduction by Orson Welles The General Introduction by Gloria Swanson Steamboat Bill, Jr. - Original score composed and conducted by Carl Davis Steamboat Bill, Jr. A video essay on the making of the film PLUS: A 60-PAGE BOOK featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp; notes on each film; archival writings; Keaton Family Scrapbook, a selection of Keaton family photographs generously supplied by friends of the Keaton family; and a stunning array of archival imagery

  • Steamboat Bill Jr [1928]Steamboat Bill Jr | DVD | (10/11/2003) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-1.74 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Steamboat Bill Jr dates from 1928 and is the last great film Buster Keaton made before he gave up his independence and signed for MGM. Buster is the rather fey son of an elderly steamboat owner who is being driven out of business by a wealthy competitor. More by accident than intention Buster turns things around and gets the girl as well. The last 15 minutes are truly astonishing: a storm sequence in which a whole town is blown apart, with Buster experiencing a series of amazing escapes as buildings fall down around his ears. On the DVD: The print is a good one, best seen in the 4:3 ration, with unobtrusive organ music added. As a nautical extra there's The Boat, a 1921 short (the print not in such a good state as the feature), in which in the course of launching his newly built craft Buster manages to wreck his house, tip his car into the river and sink the boat. And that's only the beginning. --Ed Buscombe

  • Buster Keaton [DVD]Buster Keaton | DVD | (01/05/2017) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Buster Keaton at his very best, with his trademark stoic, deadpan expressions that earned him the nickname The Great Stone Face . The General. Consistently ranked among the greatest films ever made. THE GENERAL is so brilliantly conceived and executed that it continues to inspire awe and laughter with every viewing. Rejected by the Confederate army as unfit, and taken for a coward by his beloved Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), young Johnny Gray (Keaton) is given a chance to redeem himself when Yankee spies steal his cherished locomotive. Johnny wages a one-man war against hijackers, an errant cannon and the unpredictable hand of fate while roaring along the iron rails. Steamboat Bill Jr. The last of the independent features made in the prime of Buster Keaton s career. STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. is a large-scale follow-up to The General. Keaton stars as William Canfield, Jr., a Boston collegian who returns to his deep-southern roots to reunite with his father, a crusty riverboat captain (Ernest Torrence) who is engaged in a bitter rivalry with a riverboat king coincidentally, the father of Willies sweetheart (Marion Byron). Keaton s athleticism and gift for inventive visual humor are in top form, and the cyclone that devastates a town (and sends houses literally crashing down around him) is perhaps the most ambitious, awe-inspiring and hilarious slapstick sequence ever created. THE NAVIGATOR. In a return to the pampered youth role he had played in The Saphead (and would return to in Battling Butler), Keaton stars as Rollo Treadway, an inexperienced lad of extraordinary wealth and surprisingly little common sense, who finds himself adrift on The Navigator with no one else on board except an equally naive girl (Kathryn McGuire). After discovering each other s presence in an ingenious ballet of unintentional hide-and-seek, the couple resourcefully fashion a home for themselves aboard the derelict boat, in spite of their unfamiliarity with the tools of domesticity. They then embark on a series of misadventures on the ocean floor (where Rollo in a diving suit must parry the attacks of an aggressive swordfish) and upon the high seas, surrounded by a fleet of menacing cannibals, where the film reaches its explosively funny climax, with the aid of a crate of rocket flares.

  • The General [1926]The General | DVD | (19/02/2001) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Buster Keaton's career reached its creative apex with this rousing comic adventure. Not merely one of the finest silent films, this remains one of the great film comedies of all time. The Great Stone Face stars as Southern railroad engineer Johnny Gray, a man with only two loves: the sweet Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack) and his trustworthy engine, the eponymous General. When Fort Sumner is fired upon he is one of the first to enlist, but when the war office rejects him (he's too valuable as a trained engineer) his sweetie rejects him as a coward. Johnny has the opportunity to prove his bravery when Yankee spies steal his engine and inadvertently kidnap Annabelle, and Johnny pursues with all the resources at his disposal: handcar, bicycle and finally railroad engine. Keaton's love/hate relationship with technology and machinery shines as he becomes one with his beloved locomotive and wrestles with a finicky cannon that threatens to blow his engine off the tracks; with tremendous dexterity, he nails the humour with inimitably deadpan takes. Spunky Marion Mack makes a perfect partner for Keaton, not merely a foil but a gifted comedienne in her own right. Other Keaton films contain more laughs and inspired comic stunts, but none combines romance, adventure and comedy into a solid story as seamlessly as this silent masterpiece. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com

  • The General [1926]The General | DVD | (25/04/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Love locomotives and laughs! On this special edition DVD the original film has been digitally restored frame by frame and is accompanied by a symphonic score written and recorded by Jo Hisaishi one of modern cinema's leading composers. Johnny Gray (Keaton) is a brave little Southern engineer on the Western and Atlantic Rail Road running through Georgia in 1861. The Civil War is declared and Johnny tries to enlist but is told that he is more valuable as an engineer. When his train

  • Buster Keaton CollectionBuster Keaton Collection | DVD | (14/04/2008) from £10.78   |  Saving you £-2.79 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £7.99

    The Buster Keaton Collection (3 Discs)

  • Buster Keaton-Our Hospitality [DVD]Buster Keaton-Our Hospitality | DVD | (19/10/2009) from £12.13   |  Saving you £-2.14 (-21.40%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The Canfields and McKays are locked in a bitter feud which Willie McKay has avoided while living in the city. During a trip to his old family home he meets Virginia and falls in love. However after coming into her house he realizes she is a Canfield. Virginia's family wants to kill Willie but their rigid social code prevents them from doing it while he's a guest in their home. Once he steps outside however it's a different story!

  • Buster Keaton - Collector's EditionBuster Keaton - Collector's Edition | DVD | (01/08/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Manic stunt work elaborate sight gags and mind-boggling mechanical comedy are just some of Keaton's work featured in these movies. Known the world round as the 'Stone' face comedy actor with charming moments of intimate humour flavoured with rich pathos uniquely graceful and characteristically hilarious. 'That's Buster Keaton'. This box set features:- Our Hospitality Sherlock Jnr. Steamboat Bill Jnr. Convict 13 Daydreams The Saphead The High Sign One Week Seven Chances The

  • Buster Keaton - Vol. 2Buster Keaton - Vol. 2 | DVD | (26/03/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £23.99

    Steamboat Bill Jnr. / 1928: A spoiled young man is forced by his father to learn the ropes of river-boating on the Mississippi. After a series of mishaps which land the captain in jail Buster tries unsuccessfully to spring him. The highlight comes in the shape of a hurricane which smashes and destroys buildings and the pier and allows Buster to prove his worth by saving the Captain who is up to his neck in water. Convict 13 / 1920: Golf is the game that brings out the best in

  • Buster Keaton - Vol. 4Buster Keaton - Vol. 4 | DVD | (26/03/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £23.99

    Seven Chances / 1925: Jimmie Shannon is a romantically jinxed young man who in order to inherit 7 million dollars must marry by 7pm. A public announcement of his problem brings a string of women eager to make his acquaintance and money. Fleeing these would-be gold-diggers he finally makes a mad dash to the altar with the woman of his dreams. The Balloonatic / 1923: In an amusement park in the city Buster manages to get himself on top of a hot air balloon which then breaks free

  • The Buster Keaton Collection [1926]The Buster Keaton Collection | DVD | (08/10/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Buster Keaton's 1926 masterpiece The General shows the great stone-faced comedian at the height of his powers. Buster is a train driver from the South who's caught up in the American Civil War. The film is basically an extended chase, with trains pursuing each other up the track. The level of stuntwork (including a huge train wreck) has to be seen to be believed, but it's the deftness and elegance of Keaton's comedy that is ultimately most memorable. For many, Buster Keaton is the greatest comedian of the silent era rated even above Chaplin, and College (1927) is one of his finest films. A poor student who has to work his way through college, Buster is desperate to win the attention of a pretty girl so takes up sports. Through every disaster, the great "stone face" as he was nicknamed betrays not a flicker of emotion, enduring all humiliations with aplomb. College shows Keaton at the top of his form. Steamboat Bill Jr dates from 1928 and is the last great film Buster Keaton made before he gave up his independence. Buster is the rather fey son of an elderly steamboat owner who is being driven out of business by a wealthy competitor. More by accident than intention Buster turns things around and gets the girl as well. The last 15 minutes are truly astonishing: a storm sequence in which a whole town is blown apart, with Buster experiencing a series of amazing escapes as buildings fall down around his ears. Tragically, the following year he lost his independence when he signed for MGM. His career collapsed, his marriage broke up and he became an alcoholic, never to regain former glories. On the DVD: The organ music accompanying this silent feature is pleasantly unobtrusive, and apart from a short section in the middle where it deteriorates, the print quality is a reasonable 4.3. In addition there are five excellent Keaton shorts, One Week (1920), The Boat (1921) Cops (1922), The Blacksmith (1922) and The Balloonatic (1923). --Ed Buscombe

  • Steamboat Bill Jr [1928]Steamboat Bill Jr | DVD | (18/06/2001) from £27.00   |  Saving you £-7.01 (-35.10%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Steamboat Bill Jr dates from 1928 and is the last great film Buster Keaton made before he gave up his independence and signed for MGM. Buster is the rather fey son of an elderly steamboat owner who is being driven out of business by a wealthy competitor. More by accident than intention Buster turns things around and gets the girl as well. The last 15 minutes are truly astonishing: a storm sequence in which a whole town is blown apart, with Buster experiencing a series of amazing escapes as buildings fall down around his ears. On the DVD: The print is a good one, best seen in the 4:3 ration, with unobtrusive organ music added. As a nautical extra there's The Boat, a 1921 short (the print not in such a good state as the feature), in which in the course of launching his newly built craft Buster manages to wreck his house, tip his car into the river and sink the boat. And that's only the beginning. --Ed Buscombe

  • College [1927]College | DVD | (09/04/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    For many, Buster Keaton is the greatest comedian of the silent era rated even above Chaplin, and College (1927) is one of his finest films. A poor student who has to work his way through college, Buster is desperate to win the attention of a pretty girl and takes up sports. His attempt at the high jump is a classic piece of clowning, and as the cox in a boat race Buster displays his full genius for comic invention. Through every disaster, the great "stone face" as he was nicknamed betrays not a flicker of emotion, enduring all humiliations with aplomb. If not quite the equal of The Navigator (1924) or its immediate predecessor The General (1927), College shows Keaton at the top of his form. Tragically, the following year he lost his independence when he signed for MGM. His career collapsed, his marriage broke up and he became an alcoholic, never to regain former glories. On the DVD: The organ music accompanying this silent feature is pleasantly unobtrusive, and apart from a short section in the middle where it deteriorates, the print quality is reasonable. In addition there are two excellent Keaton shorts, One Week (1920) and The Blacksmith (1922).-- Ed Buscombe

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