Sherlock Jr. & Three Ages (Ultimate Edition) (Blu-ray)

Directed by Buster Keaton

Year: 1923
Running Time: 108
Color Type: B&W
Country: U.S.
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Sherlock Jr. & Three Ages (Ultimate Edition) (Blu-ray)

Cast
Buster Keaton

Crew
Composed by Lee Erwin
Produced by Joseph M Schenck
Directed by Buster Keaton

Widely regarded as one of the most visually inventive silent comedies ever made, SHERLOCK JR. offers fast-paced slapstick as well as a brilliant deconstruction of the filmmaking process. Keaton stars as a movie theatre projectionist who dreams of becoming a super-sleuth and, in one breathtaking sequence, literally steps into the screen to bring his fantasies to life.

Another comedy for film-lovers (that plays upon the conventions of cinema), THREE AGES is a clever spoof of D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance. In Keaton’s multi-narrative epic, man’s primal quest for love is played out in the Stone Age, Ancient Rome, and the Jazz Age.

The films in this collection have been mastered in HD from archival 35mm elements, authorized by the Buster Keaton Estate.


Blu-ray Extras Include:

SHERLOCK JR.

  • Music by The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra in 2.0 stereo & DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Music by the Club Foot Orchestra (2.0)
  • Vintage jazz score compiled by Jay Ward
  • Audio commentary by film historian David Kalat
  • Documentary short on the making of the film, written by film historian David B. Pearson
  • Visual essay on the film’s locations by Silent Echoes author John Bengtson

THREE AGES

  • Music arranged and directed by Robert Israel in 2.0 stereo
  • Organ score by Lee Erwin
  • Piano score
  • Man’s Genesis (1912): a nine-minute excerpt of the D.W. Griffith prehistoric romance that inspired Keaton’s parody
  • Visual essay on the film’s locations by Silent Echoes author John Bengtson
  • Three Ages re-cut as a trio of stand-alone short films.

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