Cohen Media Group will release two of Buster Keaton’s classic pictures next month.
The General and Steamboat Bill Jr. are set for release on DVD and Blu-ray on May 14 in what is being titled The Buster Keaton Collection: Volume 1. Both movies are considered some of Keaton’s best works, and are even featured in the National Film Registry.
The General (1926) is considered by many critics to be the last truly standout movie of the silent era. It is listed at No. 18 on the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest American Films and at No. 34 on the latest Sight & Sound critics poll of the movie industry’s greatest movies.
The civil war movie features Keaton as train engineer Johnnie Gray. Gray’s train is taken by Union spies, leading him on a chase to reclaim the locomotive.
Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) stars Keaton as the son of a steamboat captain. Keaton’s character rescues a young woman following a cyclone, to prove his love for her, and later has to face her father man to man to show even more how much he loves the young woman.
Along with the two main features, The Buster Keaton Collection: Vol. 1 will also feature the bonus featurettes “Reflections on The General” and “Buster Keaton: The Luminary.
The Buster Keaton Collection: Volume 1 will retail for MSRP of $30.99 (Blu-ray) and $25.99 (DVD). More information on this release and other titles from Cohen Media Group is available online now at:
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