Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection (1917-23)

As new generations discover the magic of silent cinema, Buster Keaton has emerged as one of the era's most admired and respected artists. Behind the deadpan expression and... Read more


Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection (1917-23)

Directed by Buster Keaton, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Eddie Cline, and Malcolm St. Clair

Year: 1917
Running Time: 738
Color Type: B&W/Color Tinted
Country: U.S.
Genres: Silent, Comedy
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video

Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection (1917-23)

Cast
Buster Keaton
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle

Crew
Directed by Buster Keaton, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Eddie Cline and Malcolm St. Clair


As new generations discover the magic of silent cinema, Buster Keaton has emerged as one of the era's most admired and respected artists. Behind the deadpan expression and trademark porkpie hat was a filmmaking genius who conceived and engineered some of the most breathtaking stunts and feats of visual trickery, while never losing sight of slapstick cinema's primary objective: laughter.

Produced by Lobster Films, BUSTER KEATON: THE SHORTS COLLECTION includes all 32 of Keaton's extant silent shorts (thirteen of which were produced under the tutelage of comedian Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle). These 2k restorations were performed utilizing archival film elements from around the world, and promises to be the definitive representation of Keaton's early career. Watching these films in succession, one witnesses the evolution of an artist -- from broad knockabout comedian into a filmmaker of remarkable visual sophistication.

 

Complete List of Films Contained in This Collection:

The Arbuckle-Keaton comedies, 1917-1920
All films directed by Roscoe Arbuckle.
The Butcher Boy (1917)
The Rough House (1917)
His Wedding Night (1917)
Oh Doctor! (1917)
Coney Island (1917)
Out West (1918)
The Bell Boy (1918)
Moonshine (1918)
Good Night, Nurse! (1918)
The Cook (1918)
Back Stage (1919)
The Hayseed (1919)
The Garage (1920)

The Keaton silent short comedies, 1920-1923
All films directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline unless otherwise noted.
One Week (1920)
Convict 13 (1920)
The Scarecrow (1920)
Neighbors (1920)
The Haunted House (1921)
Hard Luck (1921)
The "High Sign" (1921)
The Goat (1921) (directed by Buster Keaton and Malcolm St. Clair)
The Play House (1921)
The Boat (1921)
The Paleface (1922)
Cops (1922)
My Wife's Relations (1922)
The Blacksmith (1922) (directed by Buster Keaton and Malcolm St. Clair)
The Frozen North (1922)
The Electric House (1922)
Day Dreams (1922)
The Balloonatic (1923)
The Love Nest (1923)

The films in this collection are presented with orchestral scores by Frank Bockius, Neil Brand, Timothy Brock, Antonio Coppola, Stephen Horne, Robert Israel, The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, Dennis Scott, and Donald Sosin.

Special Features:
* 24-page booklet with detailed film notes and essay by Jeffrey Vance, author of Buster Keaton Remembered
* The Blacksmith - Newly rediscovered alternate version of the 1922 comedy, containing four minutes of previously unseen material
* Coney Island - alternate (politically incorrect) ending
* My Wife's Relations - alternate ending
* Introduction by film preservationist Serge Bromberg (6 min.)
* Life with Buster Keaton (1951, excerpt) - Keaton reenacts Roscoe Arbuckle's "Salomé dance", first performed in The Cook

Technical Specs:
U.S. | Total Running Time: 738 Min. | B&W/Color Tinted | 1920x1080p (1.33:1) | 2.0 Stereo

Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu. Interested in bringing Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection (1917-23) to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please visit our site or contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 17 2020 at 6:06pm
RT' @selfstyledsiren': This screened at MoMA in 2016, with an excellent' @EddieMuller' intro. It is strange, flawed but also beautiful and inte…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 17 2020 at 6:03pm
RT' @The_Ent_Factor': The classic horror comedy THE GHOST BREAKERS (1940) starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard has been released on Blu-ray…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 17 2020 at 6:03pm
RT' @The_Ent_Factor': The classic drama DISPUTED PASSAGE (1939) starring Dorothy Lamour, Akim Tamiroff and John Howard has been released on B…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 17 2020 at 6:03pm
RT' @PopStream': It's been nearly 50 years since A BAY OF BLOOD was released this month in 1971, directly inspiring FRIDAY THE 13TH in Americ…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 17 2020 at 6:03pm
RT' @FReelReviews': A timeless classic that matches sinister suspense with sure-footed hysteria. THE CAT AND THE CANARY is now on #bluray tha…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 17 2020 at 6:02pm
RT' @bobfreelander': Check out this week’s' @JustTheDiscsPod' - where' @scrawfish' & I talk about Underrated' @KinoLorber'!' https://t.co/kFqbCsArRt…'
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 17 2020 at 6:02pm
RT' @filmcenter': ⌛️ENDS 9/24⌛️EPICENTRO 2020, Hubert Sauper, Austria/France, 108 min. From renowned filmmaker Hubert Sauper - director of t…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 17 2020 at 5:56pm
Richard Wright adapted and starred in the original 1951 film version of his enduring novel NATIVE SON, which expose…' https://t.co/YF2Vw5DDmh'
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 17 2020 at 4:11pm
RT' @TrailersFromHel': Now on TFH,' @charliehillart6' of' @CineSavant' assesses the new' @KinoLorber' Blu-rays for the Peter Cushing-starring “Dr.…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 17 2020 at 4:11pm
RT' @woodstockfilm': Join us on 9/30' @' 2pm EST for our #WFF2020 "State of Distribution" panel moderated by' @TheNYFF's'' @eug'! Speakers include…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com