THE FRESHMAN (dual-format Blu-ray and DVD edition)
Harold Lloyd’s biggest box-office hit was this silent comedy gem, featuring the befuddled everyman at his eager best as a new college student. Though he dreams of being a big man on campus, the freshman’s careful plans inevitably go hilariously awry, be it on the football field or at the Fall Frolic. But he gets a climactic chance to prove his mettle—and impress the sweet girl he loves—in one of the most famous sports sequences ever filmed. This crowd-pleaser is a gleeful showcase for Lloyd’s slapstick brilliance and incandescent charm, and it’s accompanied here by a new orchestral score by Carl Davis (Napoleon).
1925 • 76 minutes • Black & White • Silent • 1.33:1 aspect ratio
DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
• New 4K digital transfer from a restoration by the UCLA Film and Television Archive
• New orchestral score, composed and conducted by Carl Davis, presented in uncompressed stereo on the Blu-ray
• Audio commentary featuring director and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll, film historian Richard Bann, and film critic and historian Leonard Maltin
• Lloyd’s prologue to the film, created for the 1966 rerelease
• Three newly restored Lloyd shorts: The Marathon (1919), with a new score by Gabriel Thibaudeau, and An Eastern Westerner and High and Dizzy (both 1920), with new scores composed and conducted by Davis
• Big Man on Campus, a new visual essay on the film’s locations by silent-film historian John Bengtson
• Conversation between Correll and film historian Kevin Brownlow
• Footage from a 1963 Delta Kappa Alpha tribute to Lloyd, featuring comedian Steve Allen, director Delmer Daves, and actor Jack Lemmon
• Lloyd’s 1953 appearance on the television show What’s My Line?
• One Blu-ray and two DVDs, with all content available in both formats
• PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Stephen Winer
TITLE: THE FRESHMAN (dual-format Blu-ray and DVD edition)
CAT. NO: CC2346BDDVD
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