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SAFETY LAST! on Blu-Ray June 18th!

Posted: March 18th, 2013, 5:58 pm
by Gagman 66
:) A very big announcement from The Criterion Collection. SAFETY LAST on Blu-ray in June. The first Harold Lloyd feature to make it to this format! And it will contain the 1988 Kevin Brownlow, David Gill Documentary THE THIRD GENIUS as a special feature for the first time on DVD or Blu-ray.


The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin was the sweet innocent, Keaton the stoic outsider, but Lloyd—the modern guy striving for success—is us. And with its torrent of perfectly executed gags and astonishing stunts, Safety Last! is the perfect introduction to him. Lloyd plays a small-town bumpkin trying to make it in the big city, who finds employment as a lowly department-store clerk. He comes up with a wild publicity stunt to draw attention to the store, resulting in an incredible feat of derring-do on his part that gets him started on the climb to success. Laugh-out-loud funny and jaw-dropping in equal measure, Safety Last! is a movie experience par excellence, anchored by a genuine legend.

Disc Features

New 2K digital film restoration
Musical score by composer Carl Davis from 1989, synchronized and restored under his supervision and presented in uncompressed stereo on the Blu-ray edition
Alternate score by organist Gaylord Carter from the late 1960s, presented in uncompressed monaural on the Blu-ray edition
Audio commentary featuring film critic Leonard Maltin and director and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll
Introduction by Suzanne Lloyd, Lloyd’s granddaughter and president of Harold Lloyd Entertainment
Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius, a 104-minute documentary from 1989

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
Locations and Effects, a new documentary featuring Bengtson and special effects expert Craig Barron
New interview with Davis
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Ed Park

Re: SAFETY LAST! on Blu-Ray June 18th!

Posted: March 18th, 2013, 8:03 pm
by Rita Hayworth
Fantastic! :D

Re: SAFETY LAST! on Blu-Ray June 18th!

Posted: March 19th, 2013, 9:19 am
by movieman1957
Good news. Thanks.

Re: SAFETY LAST! on Blu-Ray June 18th!

Posted: March 19th, 2013, 11:45 am
by RedRiver
This is a delightful comedy. I'm sure this copy is better than the one I saw. Composer Carl Davis...There's a conductor in my hometown by that name. Do you have any history on the gentleman?