Seven Chances (Blu-ray, Ultimate Edition)

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 56 minutes
  • Video: Black & White / Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1917
  • Label: Lorber Films (Kino)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio commentary and conversation by film historians Ken Gordon and Bruce Lawton
    • A Brideless Groom (1947, 17 min.). a Three Stooges short that recycles the premise of Seven Chances, co-written by Keaton collaborator Clyde Bruckman
    • How a French Nobleman Got a Wife Through the New York Herald Personal Columns, a 1904 Edison short directted by Edwin S. Porter
    • Visual essay on the film's locations, by Silent Echoes author John Bengtson
    • Analysis of the Technicolor sequence by film historian Eric Grayson
    • Gallery of production stills
    • Music arranged and conducted by Robert Israel, in 2.0 stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English
    • PCM Stereo - English

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Product Description:

The following classics: "Seven Chances" (1925), "Neighbors" (1917), and "The Balloonatic" (1923). Silent.

Plot Synopsis:

A boxed set of four videos starring the brilliant silent clown Buster Keaton. Most of this material has never been released on video before.
This collection features some of Keaton's best-known and most popular works -- such as "The Navigator" -- as well as some rare gems like the early short "The Scarecrow", made with fellow comedian Fatty Arbuckle.
Each cassette contains one feature and two shorts -- creating a delightful comic program that captures Keaton's versatility and genius.

Plot Keywords:

Silent | Slapstick | Vintage

Production Notes:

  • The films in this collection were licensed by Kino from The Dardis Corporation under Gary Dartnell. The restoration was supervised by David Shepard of Film Preservation Associates. They have been digitally mastered and speed corrected.
  • This collection consists of:
    "The Navigator" (1924/feature)
    "The Boat" (1921/short)
    "The Love Nest" (1921/short)
    "Seven Chances" (1925/feature)
    "Neighbors" (1917/short)
    "The Balloonatic" (1923/short)
    "Go West" (1925/feature)
    "The Scarecrow" (1920/short)
    "The Paleface" (1921/short)
    "Battling Butler" (1926/feature)
    "The Haunted House" (1921/short)
    "Frozen North" (1922/short)
  • According to Kino, only "The Boat" and "The Balloonatic" have been released on video before.
  • All films are in black-and-white, except for "Seven Chances." Its prologue is in two-strip Technicolor and was taken from original archive material.
  • All digitally mastered from archive prints featuring original musical scores.
  • Produced for video by David Shepard, Film Preservation Associates.

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  • UPC: 738329084325
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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