Volume 1: Charlie's Antics
Born in London, England in 1889, Charlie Chaplin was the first great comedian of the silver screen and the most important figure of the silent film era. This collection of classic Charlie Chaplin favorites will have you laughing out loud at the inventive and creative antics of a comedic genius.
This volume includes A Day's Pleasure, Sunnyside, The Kid, Between Showers, Charlie's Recreation, Cruel, Cruel Love, Film Johnny, His Favorite Pastime, Kid Auto Races at Venice, Mabel's Strange, Predicament, Making a Living, Behind the Screen, Easy Street, The Cure, The Rink, and The Immigrant.
Volume 2: Classic Chaplin
Did you know...Charles Spencer Chaplin began he career at the age of five as a dancer! With a career spanning over 60 years, Chaplin became a world class director, writer and composer, earning himself numerous awards and distinguished recognition from he peers.
This volume includes The Tramp, The Champion, In the Park, Dough and Dynamite, His New Job, A Night Out, A Fair Exchange, The Floorwalker, One A.M., The Fireman, The Vegabond, Face on the Barroom Floor, Recreation, The Good-for-Nothing, The Masquerader, The New Janitor, The Rounders, and The Rival Mashers.
Volume 3: Charlie Chaplin
Among the many honors silent film legend Charlie Chaplin has received are a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and his image on a postage stamp in both the United Kingdom and in the United States. And at the age of 85, Chaplin was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, for his outstanding contributions to film and culture.
This volume includes Musical Tramp, Burlesque on Carmen, A Night in the Show, Police, A Busy Day, Caught in a Cabaret, The Fatal Mallet, The Knockout, The Landlady's Pet, Twenty Minutes of Love, Laffing Gas, Mabel's Married Life, By the Sea, Shanghaied, The Bank, Work, and A Woman.
Volume 4: Classic Shorts
A collection of classic Buster Keaton shorts that showcases his comic genius - guaranteed to keep you in stitches! Known for his physical stamina, Buster Keaton was said to have crushed his foot in an escalator during the filming of The Electric House. Under doctor's orders to rest until fully, he promptly began filming The Playhouse, including it's famous dancing scene.
Volume 5: Buster Keaton Classics
The Paleface, Daydreams, and Love Nest - Three ageless Buster Keaton classics! In The Paleface, Keaton stars as the captive of hostile Indians. His captors tie him to a stake and prepare him for death by fire. Watch as Buster Keaton turns certain death into hilarious comedy, ending with his being made member of the tribe and named Little Chief Paleface.
L'il Abner: Based on the classic comic strip, Granville Owen and Martha O'Driscoll star alongside Keaton (as "Polecat"), engaging in zany backwoods adventures.
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath: In this tongue-in-cheek Victorian satire, Keaton plays a dimwitted suitor who accidentally gets caught in several compromising situations with the posh - and libidinous - ladies of a wealthy family. A classic comedy of errors with tones of Keaton slapstick.
Volume 6: Genius of Buster Keaton
Steamboat Bill Jr.: This film is said to contain some of Keaton's greatest gags. Don't miss the classic "falling-wall" scene!
The General: Keaton considered The General to be his favorite film. Filled with action, romance and adventure, this is a classic flick for any movie fan.
The Villain Still Pursued Her: This satirical film has Keaton delivering unforgettable tongue-in-cheek comedy as the hero's best friend. Richard Cromwell plays alongside Keaton in this tale romance gone awry.