The General and Three Ages (Blu-ray)

Directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline and Clyde Bruckman

Year: 1926
Running Time: 79
UPC: 7 38329 21162 2
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Country: U.S.
Language: Silent (English intertitles)
Genres: Silent, Comedy
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The General and Three Ages (Blu-ray)

Cast
Buster Keaton
Wallace Beery
Margaret Leahy
Jim Farley
Glen Cavender
Marian Mack
Joe Roberts

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Directed by Buster Keaton, Eddie Cline and Clyde Bruckman

Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL is not simply one of the greatest silent comedies ever made, it is one of the greatest films—of any era. In restaging the true story of one man’s journey behind enemy lines to reclaim his captured locomotive during the Civil War, Keaton stages a series of complex chases, using lumbering trains as comedic props. Keaton’s inventive mind is matched only by his physical athleticism, making THE GENERAL a truly breath-taking experience. Keaton’s first foray into making feature films, THREE AGES is a parody of D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance, dramatizing man’s quest for love in three parallel settings—a modern city, the Stone Age, and ancient Rome—and loading each plotline with amazing stunts and hysterical sight gags. 


Blu-ray Extras Include:

New 2K restoration by Lobster Films, Orchestral score by Robert Israel, Orchestral score by Joe Hisaishi, Audio commentary by film historians Michael Schlesinger and Stan Taffel, Introduction by Orson Welles, Introduction by Gloria Swanson, “Return of The General,” a vintage short film on the restoration of the legendary locomotive/New 2K restoration by Lobster Films, Music by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, Music by Robert Israel, Vintage Alka-Seltzer commercial, starring Buster Keaton, Candid Camera television segment starring Buster Keaton, Man's Genesis (1912) a prehistoric drama by D.W. Griffith, parodied in Three Ages

"This is a must-own disc for movie fans."

"...two of the most visually inventive (and funniest) silent comedies ever made."

"Featuring new 2K restorations supplied by French distributor Lobster Films, this double feature of Buster Keaton's The General and Three Ages plays very well on Blu-ray."


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