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Best Arbuckle/Keaton Collection DVD 1 of 1

Product Details:

Format: DVD
Sku: 40173382
UPC: 014381185423
UPC 14: 00014381185423
Rating: NR
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A rising star who rose from bit player to writer, director, and star of comedies for Mack Sennett's Keystone Film Company, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle recruited up-and-coming vaudeville comic Buster Keaton for a series of films from 1917 through 1919. Presented chronologically, these shorts demonstrate Keaton's evolution from bit player to full partner as both men honed their comedic skills. Following the 1921 scandal that was inflamed by a publicity-seeking prosecutor and the tabloid press, Arbuckle's films were withdrawn from circulation in America. The films in this collection were gathered from international archives and private collections, with new English intertitles and digitally mastered from 35mm, some directly from the nitrate originals. Shorts: "The Butcher Boy," "The Rough House," "His Wedding Night," "Oh Doctor!," "Coney Island," "Out West," "The Bell Boy," "Moonshine" (fragment), "Good Night," "Nurse," "Back Stage," "The Hayseed," "The Garage."
Editor's Note
This release features a series of short films from a reunited Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Buster Keaton, dating from 1917 through 1919. Each performer's comedic progress is uniquely documented here, the chronological order of the short films offering the viewer a tantalizing insight into how Keaton went from minor roles to becoming a full partner with Arbuckle. Lovingly restored from private collections and archives, this collection provides us with a valuable artefact of these legendary performers.
Features
Video Features DVD, Dolby, Digital Audio, Mono Audio
Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Image
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/22/2002
Video Play Time Running Time: 218 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1917
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1854-DSDVD
Video UPC UPC: 00014381185423
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: B&W and Tinted

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 4:3
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Buster Keaton
Video Cast Info Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
Video Cast Info Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle - Director
Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Arbuckle,Roscoe "fa
Product attributeLabel:   Image Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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