Freshman 1925 Criterion Collection
A terrific silent film featuring the many talents of one of the greatest comedians of the time.
Lloyd plays Harold Lamb, a bespectacled go-getter who heads off to college thinking his experiences will be just like the ones he saw in a college-based movie. He even learns a little jig that he saw in the picture, imagining that it will make him one of the more popular guys on campus. Unfortunately, reality intrudes, and Harold finds himself being laughed at by the other students. He decides to re-invent himself yet again, by trying out for the football team. But he evolves into more of a tackling dummy than a real player. Luckily, he gets a chance to set things straight, and even win the affection of the girl he loves (Jobyna Ralston), by starring in a climactic game that was partially filmed during a real contest at Pasadena's Rose Bowl.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor
Cast: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict
Country: USA
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport

• Audio commentary featuring director and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll, film historian Richard Bann, and film critic Leonard Maltin
• New orchestral score, composed and conducted by Carl Davis, presented in uncompressed stereo on the Blu-ray
• On-camera introduction to The Freshman by Lloyd and a clip reel, both from Harold Lloyd’s Funny Side of Life (1966 - 29:37)
• Three newly restored Lloyd shorts: The Marathon (1919 - 13:58), with a new piano score by Gabriel Thibaudeau, and An Eastern Westerner (27:38) and High and Dizzy (27:15) - both 1920, with new orchestral scores by Davis
• Harold Lloyd: Big Man on Campus, a new visual essay on the film’s locations by Lloyd author John Bengtson (16:27)
• Conversation between Correll and film historian Kevin Brownlow (39:48)
• Footage from a 1963 Delta Kappa Alpha tribute to Lloyd, featuring comedian Steve Allen, director Delmer Daves, and actor Jack Lemmon (29:21)
• Lloyd’s 1953 appearance on the television show What’s My Line? (6:31)

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:16:56 | 45.1 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English Intertitles
Subtitles: none

DVD9 + DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:16:50 | 7.69 Gb + 4.19 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English Intertitles
Subtitles: none

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