Safety Last (2-DVD)

Starring: Harold Lloyd Director: Sam Taylor & Fred C. Newmeyer
Rating 4.9
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Item:  CRRN 2268D

DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 13 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1923
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Disc one:
    • New, restored 2K digital film transfer
    • Musical score by composer Carl Davis from 1989, synchronized and restored under his supervision
    • Alternate score by organist Gaylord Carter from the 1960s
    • Audio commentary featuiring film critic Leonard Maltin and director and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll
    • Introduction by Suzanne Lloyd, Lloyd's granddaughter and the president of Harold Lloyd Entertainment
    • Three newly restored Lloyd shorts: Take a Chance (1918), Young Mr. Jazz (1919), and His Royal Slyness (1920), with commentary by Correll and film writer John Bengtson
    • Disc two:
    • Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius, a 108-minute documentary from 1989
    • Locations and Effects, a new documentary Bengtson and visual-effects expert Craig Barron
    • New interview with Davis
    • Plus:
    • A booklet featuring an essay by critic Ed Park
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Premiere - 07/01/2006
"[A] death-defying slapstick classic."
New York Times - 06/14/2013
"Lloyd passed through the broad slapstick tradition of early film comedy, slowly separating himself from the new medium’s large herd of mustached grotesques as he constructed his own naturalistic, psychologically rounded character."

Product Description:

A 1920's "yuppie," Lloyd climbs the corporate ladder in this early comedy featuring his famous dangle from the hands of a giant clock.

Plot Synopsis:

Harold's a poor country boy who comes to the city to make good -- in hopes of eventually marrying his hometown sweetheart. In the meantime, however, he works as a department store clerk and sends his girl optimistic letters that lead her to believe he is well on his way to success. So, on her mother's advice, she packs her bags and goes to join him.
Soon Harold's doing his best to convince her that he really is a boss...
A high point: the justifiably famous scene where Lloyd climbs up the 12-story department store building, and hangs over the downtown streets on the hands of a clock.

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Recommended | Silent | Slapstick | Vintage

Production Notes:

  • SAFETY LAST was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1994.
  • Although Harold Lloyd swore for years that he had done all his own stunts, after his death it was finally revealed that the famous climb up the 12-story building was done with the aid of a stuntman.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 131,037
  • UPC: 715515106610
  • Shipping Weight: 0.31/lbs (approx)
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