The Mack Sennett Collection (1909 - 1933) 3 x Blu-Ray
The Keystone Film Company, under the guidance of pioneering producer and director Mack Sennett, was the birthplace of classic American slapstick comedy. This historic studio was at one time home to a staggering number of silent screen luminaries including Mabel Normand, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Harold Lloyd, Gloria Swanson, Wallace Beery, Harry Langdon, Marie Dressler, Ben Turpin, The Keystone Cops, Ford Sterling, Charley Chase, Al St. John, Mack Swain, Edgar Kennedy, Billy Bevan, Louise Fazenda, Eddie Quillan, and countless others. Even Hollywood icon Charlie Chaplin, still the world’s most recognized actor, introduced his beloved Tramp character under the auspices of Keystone. Later, under the Mack Sennett Comedies banner, Sennett went on to produce a new generation of sound comedies, some in early color, featuring the likes of W.C. Fields, Bing Crosby, Lloyd Hamilton, Andy Clyde, and more.

The Mack Sennett Collection, Vol. 1 premieres a wealth of rare, unknown, and previously thought lost footage which had been locked away in vaults and unseen for nearly 100 years! Finally, these long neglected classic comedies may once again be seen as originally intended.

These new editions have been painstakingly reconstructed by CineMuseum and Keystone Films using original 35mm nitrate, archival negatives, preservation materials, and sometimes the lone known surviving film print, from the collections of the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Blackhawk Films, Lobster Films, the Richard M. Roberts Collection, Gierucki Studios, and dozens of privately held archives.


3 BD50 | 1080p AVC | 1005 minutes | 125 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English intertitles
Subtitles: none
Genre: Comedy, Short, Silent

The Mack Sennett Collection is a three-disc set that gives a comprehensive overview of Sennett's career, starting with his early appearances at Biograph and extending to his sound films. Throughout the three discs, we are offered restored films by the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle, D.W. Griffith, Harry Langdon, Ben Turpin, and W.C. Fields. In all, 50 films are featured on the three discs.

DISC 1

The Curtain Pole
The Manicure Lady
A Dash Through the Clouds
The Water Nymph
A Grocery Clerk's Romance
On His Wedding Day
Bangville Police
A Fishy Affair
The Speed Kings
The Thief Catcher
The Great Toe Mystery
Recreation
Shot in the Excitement
The Noise of Bombs
Ambrose's First Falsehood
A Bird's a Bird
Gussle's Day of Rest
Do-Re-Mi-Boom!
A Lover's Lost Control
A Submarine Pirate
Fatty And Mabel Adrift
His Bitter Pill
Madcap Ambrose
Teddy at the Throttle

DISC 2

Her Torpedoed Love
A Clever Dummy
Hearts And Flowers
Down on the Farm (Feature)
Don't Weaken
Gymnasium Jim
The Extra Girl (Feature)
The Dare-Devil
Black Oxfords
Galloping Bungalows
His Marriage Wow

DISC 3

Super-Hooper-Dyne Lizzies
A Rainy Knight
Saturday Afternoon
A Sea Dog's Tale
Hoboken to Hollywood
Ice Cold Cocos
Broke in China
The Pride of Pikeville
Fiddlesticks
Run, Girl, Run
Taxi For Two
The Dentist
Too Many Highballs
Don't Play Bridge With Your Wife (Sound)
The Fatal Glass of Beer (Sound)

BONUS

-- New music scores from silent film accompanists Philip Carli, Ben Model, Dennis Scott, Andrew Simpson, and Donald Sosin
-- Commentary tracks from noted comedy historians Brent Walker, Steve Massa, Richard M. Roberts, Stan Taffel, Sam Gill, Paul Gierucki, and others
-- Memorabilia galleries featuring vintage lobby cards, glass slides, posters, scripts, studio photographs, The Mack Sennett Story by film historian Joe Adamson, and rare audio recordings
-- Long unseen rarities: newsreels, trailers, outtakes, Sennett-Color films, the dedication of the Mabel Normand soundstage, This Is Your Life Mack Sennett, and much more!

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