College (Ultimate Edition) (Blu-ray)

Starring: Buster Keaton Director: James W. Horne
College (Ultimate Edition) (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 4 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1927
  • Label: Kino Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Musical Setting By John Muri
    • Audio Commentary By Film Historian Rob Farr, Founder Of The Slapsticon Silent Film Festival
    • Visual Essay On the Film's Locations By Silent Echoes Author John Bengston
    • "The Scribe" (1966, 30 Min.) This Industiral Film, Sponsored By The Construction Safety Association Of Ontario, Is Believed To Be Keaton's Last Filmed Performance.
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 10/01/2000
"...[Keaton's] grace and timing are as impeccable as ever..."

Plot Synopsis:

One of the later entries in Keaton's series of classic silent comedies. In this one he plays a bookish college student who tries to please his girlfriend by becoming a star athlete. The problem is, he's a weakling and a klutz. In a series of typically breathtaking, balletic and brilliantly funny Keaton gags, the diminutive hero attempts to master a variety of different sports -- all the while suffering the taunts of his brawny rival. Among the celebrated sequences in the film is a boat race in which Buster turns himself into a human rudder and steers his team to a triumphant finish.

Plot Keywords:

Campus Life | Love Triangle | Romance | Silent | Vintage

Production Notes:

  • Additional cast members: Flora Bramley (The Girl's Friend); Sam Crawford (Baseball Coach)
  • Music credits: overture, "Orpheus"; Joseph Plunkett's "Postcard Frolic"; "Boston," with Reeves and Leu; "New York," with Layman and Kling, the Indiana Five and Allan Mackenzie.
  • "College" is the only film in which Buster Keaton ever used a stunt double. The spectacular shot in which Keaton's character pole vaults into a second-story window was actually performed by an Olympic pole vaulter. It was a point of honor with Keaton that he performed all his own stunts (and had even performed anonymously as a stuntman in other movies). The fact that he was unable to perform the pole vault himself (which may have been partially due to his increasing alcohol intake) deeply depressed Keaton.

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  • UPC: 738329110123
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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