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Buster Keaton - Collector's Edition (Box Set) (Five Discs) (DVD)
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on 28 November 2011
There seem to be two schools of thought when it comes to releasing silent comedy on DVD. The first one is to obtain the best surviving prints of the film, use the latest digital technology to clean it up, commission and record some new music, then package in a nice box-set with a booklet explaining more about the films and the restoration project. The second is to simply dump whatever footage you can find onto DVD, add some stock "silent film" music and then release. This box-set falls firmly into the second category. It appears to have been released with no real respect for the original material and the whole process just comes across as plain lazy. As an example, the "DVD-extras" consist of Buster's filmography which looks like it has just been copy-and-pasted straight from IMDB.

Keaton's comedy deserves better than this. Look at the DVD release of Charlie Chaplin at Keystone for how it should be done.
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39 of 50 people found the following review helpful
Busters Manic stunt work, elaborate sight gags and mind-boggling mechanical comedy are just some of his work featured in these movies. Known the world round as the 'Stone' face comedy actor, with charming moments of intimate humour flavoured with rich pathos, uniquely graceful and characteristically hilarious. 'That's Buster Keaton'. This box set features:- Our Hospitality, Sherlock Jnr., Steamboat Bill Jnr., Convict 13, Daydreams, The Saphead, The High Sign, One Week, Seven Chances, The Balloonatic, Neighbours, Battling Butler, The Haunted House, The Frozen North.Sadly its low on extras but still worth the price!!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 16 October 2011
I wanted Charlie Chaplin. Too expensive (ridiculously so) so I settled for this . What a gem. Black and white....silent...and VERY funny. Watch it while doing the ironing.... or preferably while someone else does the ironing. A grand buy.
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33 of 55 people found the following review helpful
on 14 January 2009
erm, how can we review this or order it when we don't know what's on the discs? i'm sure it's great, cos it's buster. but seriously, a bit of missing info here!

update oct-2011, details have been added now. that would make it well worth 5 stars :)
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on 4 April 2015
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 11 August 2014
Very good.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 17 January 2013
bought as a gift and they are loved by recipient great idea for a gift and they are timeless so any age will love them
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