Buster Keaton

The General

The General

Director: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton
Year: 1926

Consistently ranked among the greatest films ever made, Buster Keaton's THE GENERAL is so brilliantly conceived and executed that it continues to inspire awe and laughter with every viewing. This Kino Ultimate Disc Edition was mastered in HD from a 35mm archive print struck from the original camera negative.

Rejected by the Confederate army and taken for a coward by his beloved Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), young Johnny Gray (Keaton) is given a chance to redeem himself when Yankee spies steal his cherished locomotive. Johnny wages a one-man war against hijackers, an errant cannon and the unpredictable hand of fate while roaring along the iron rails. "Every shot has the authenticity and the unassuming correct composition of a Mathew Brady Civil War photograph," wrote film historian David Robinson, "No one - not even Griffith or Huston and certainly not Fleming (Gone With the Wind) - caught the visual aspect of the Civil War as Keaton did."  New 2K restoration by Lobster Films coming soon!

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Three Ages

Three Ages

Director: Buster Keaton, Eddie Cline
Year: 1923

A brilliant historical satire teeming with inventive flourishes, Buster Keaton's THREE AGES is a silent comedy of truly epic proportions. This clever parody of D. W. Griffith's INTOLERANCE follows Buster's hard-luck romantic adventures throughout world history: form the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome, to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. New restoration from Lobster Films coming soon to DCP!

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Our Hospitality

Our Hospitality

Director: Buster Keaton, John Blystone
Year: 1923

Our Hospitality (1923) broadened the boundaries of slapstick and proved that Buster Keaton was not just a comedian, he was an artist.

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Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection (1917-23)

Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection (1917-23)

Director: Buster Keaton, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Eddie Cline, Malcolm St. Clair
Year: 1917

As new generations discover the magic of silent cinema, Buster Keaton has emerged as one of the era's most admired and respected artists. Behind the deadpan expression and trademark porkpie hat was a filmmaking genius who conceived and engineered some of the most breathtaking stunts and feats of visual trickery, while never losing sight of slapstick cinema's primary objective: laughter.

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The Cook and Other Treasures

The Cook and Other Treasures

Director: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Harold Lloyd
Year: 1918

One of the finest collaborations between Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Buster Keaton, THE COOK leads this collection of rediscovered comedy classics along with A RECKLESS ROMEO (1917) and NUMBER, PLEASE? (1920)

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Film

Film

Director: Alan Schneider
Year: 1965

Nobel-winning playwright Samuel Beckett’s only movie screenplay is the basis for this experimental short starring Buster Keaton as a nameless, wordless man incessantly pursued by the camera itself.

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NOTFILM

NOTFILM

Director: Lipman Ross
Year: 2015

After restoring the short Film, Ross Lipman wanted to explore its surprising history. He ended up making a mesmerizing feature-length essay about Samuel Beckett, Buster Keaton and other luminaries! 

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Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Director: Richard Lester
Year: 1966

A wily Roman slave discovers that his master's son is in love with the girl next door, he promises to help win her heart in exchange for his freedom. The road to romance is blocked with mayhem and the wildest chariot race ever! Stars Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton and Michael Crawford.

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