The Buster Keaton Collection – Volume 1 (DVD)
Directed by Buster Keaton
Cohen Film Collection introduces this Buster Keaton classic. Set during the Civil War and based on a true incident, the film is also an authentic-looking period piece that brings the scope and realism of Matthew Brady-like images to brilliant life. Keaton portrays engineer Johnnie Gray, rejected by the Confederate Army and thought a coward by his girlfriend (Marion Mack). When a band of Union soldiers penetrate Confederate lines to steal his locomotive, Johnnie Gray sets off in pursuit. Seven of the film’s eight reels are devoted to the chase, featuring hilarious comedy and amazing stunts performed by Keaton himself.
STEAMBOAT BILL JR:
The son of a steamboat captain, Buster falls in love with the daughter of a rival steamboat owner. When a cyclone rages, Buster proves himself a hero by rescuing his love and her father from a watery grave.
DVD Extras Include:
Brand New 4K Restoration Masters | 5.1 Orchestral scores by Carl Davis | Reflections on The General (1080p; 5:28) | Buster Keaton: The Luminary (1080p; 5:19) | Trailers
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