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Get This set,
This review is from: The Complete Buster Keaton Short Films [Masters of Cinema] [DVD]  (DVD)If you are after the best restoration prints of the GREAT Buster Keaton short films than this is the set for you. It contains every surviving short he made solo and alongside Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle. All The shorts are in their most fullist versions and are accompanied by great musical scores.
The only downside to this set is that it does not contain his feature films. If you are after those I would purchase the 'Three Ages'/'College'/'Steamboat Bill Jr box set. These are of the best quality versions. I would also purchase 'The General' 2 disc dvd again as it contains the best available restored version of the film out there. And to complete his feature film set. I would purchase 'The Buster Keaton Chronicles' which contains the remaining feature films In as good quality as you can find.
It may be expensive to get all those sets, but what that when you can own the work of a genious. Especially this Shorts box set, beautifully and carefully made, with a great booklet with lots of information and of course it contains the films themselves in their best and most hilarious form.
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Initial post: 13 Aug 2010 08:29:32 BDT
Thanks for the comments on the best quality versions of the feature films - that's saved me a bit of research!
Posted on 21 Apr 2011 10:29:10 BDT
Mr. Michael N. Slater says:
This is what makes Amazon the place to go for the best, most informative reviews.
It's great when a reviewer gives extra info that may be useful to help in further purchases (I bet Amazon are grateful too!). Many thanks.
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