Are any Harold Lloyd films on DVD?

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  1. Brandon Conway

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    Just wondering if films such as Safety Last or The Freshman were either out on DVD, or being prepped.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    The Harold Lloyd Estate is preparing them for 2003, I think.

    They should be quite splendid. TCM screened the restored versions of Safety Last, Speedy, Hot Water, The Freshman, and Girl Shy and they look wonderful.

    Even better, they have extremely good musical scores. Safety Last was scored by Carl Davis.
     
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    I need to get better at monthly check-ins with TCM so I don't miss stuff like this. Seems like they always play something I want to see when I'm not watching (and I won't be buying a Tivo so save your breath [​IMG] ).
    Anyway, I would certainly be interested in some DVD form of these based on rep alone. I've bought many silents sight unseen (General, Potemkin, Joan of Arc, Last Dance) and it's worked out well so far. [​IMG]
     
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    Patrick,
    I don't recall seeing The Freshman on TCM (hope I didn't miss it somehow!)--although they have shown The Sin of Harold Diddlebock, which contains a sizable chunk of the football game from the earlier film.
    Their mini-fest from a few months was made up of the other four you mentioned plus The Kid Brother, which I felt was the best of the five.
    I agree though, all looked wonderful and I'd love to see them all out in a nice Keaton-style box set that includes as many of his shorts as possible as well as the Brownlow/Gill documentary, Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius.
    Evan
     
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    All of the Thames-produced Gill-Brownlow documentaries are now with Pearson/Freemantle Media.

    This also includes Hollywood, Unknown Chaplin, and Buster Keaton: A Hard Act To Follow.

    So far, it doesn't look like they're very interested in Thames material.
     
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    If you're desperate to see some Harold Lloyd on
    DVD, he does have one short on the DVD of
    The Cat and The Canary
    titled "Haunted Spooks"
    [​IMG]
    It's pretty cute. A near-sucidial over past love
    Harold marries a girl who has to stay in a creepy
    house to gain her inheritance...much like the plot
    of the main film on DVD.
    Fun.
    [​IMG]
    Mark
     
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    During the film festival on TCM they mentioned that they were planning on releasing his movies to DVD early in 2003. They're also supposed to have a larger Harold Lloyd festival in the spring (I thought they said in March), which is supposed to show 19(?) of his films. I'm hoping they include some of his shorts when they finally start putting out the DVD's. In the meantime, I highly recommend the book Harold Lloyd: Master Comedian. I read it a few weeks ago, and it's fantastic. It's full of some great information, but the pictures are truly astounding.
     
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    How about The Cat's Paw? Very strange movie (but good!).
     

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