Buster Keaton Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway (Facebook/Blog March)

The Buster Keaton Celebration Continues!
Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway

And, now for the Facebook/Blog version of our Buster Keaton giveaway, courtesy of Kino Lorber!  We’ll be giving away 1 Buster Keaton Blu-Ray/DVD via this version of our contest… winners’ choice of either The General (and Three Ages) OR Steamboat Bill Jr (and College)! And don’t forget, we’re giving away 4 more copies via the twitter version of this contest — and, yes, you can enter both contests to stack the odds in your favor!

In order to qualify to win via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, April 1 at 9PM EST.  We will pick one winner via a random drawing and announce him/her on Facebook or this Blog (depending on how you entered) the day after the contest ends (Sunday April 2).

the general buster keaton   steamboat bill jr

Winners’ choice of two classic titles: The General (and Three Ages) OR Steamboat Bill Jr (and College)

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ENTRY TASK to be completed by Saturday, April 1 at 9PM EST:

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

THE QUESTION:
What is your favorite Buster Keaton film and why? And, if you haven’t seen any of his films, why do you want to win one of these titles?

NOTE: if for any reason you encounter a problem commenting here on this blog, please feel free to tweet or DM us, or send an email to clas@gmail.com and we will be happy to create the entry for you. Also, please note that, due to spamming, we must approve all comments, so please allow us at least 24 hours to approve your comment. Thanks!

About the films:

STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. was Buster Keaton’s last independent silent comedy and also one of his finest. He stars as the effete son of a gruff riverboat captain (Ernest Torrence), who struggles to earn his father’s respect (and the love of beautiful Marion Byron). But the film is best remembered for the climactic cyclone sequence—a slapstick tour-de-force in which Keaton’s comedic stunts are performed amid the full-scale destruction of an entire town. A stone-faced response to Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman, COLLEGE follows a frail scholar as he tries to win the heart of a girl (Anne Cornwall) through athletics. Keaton used his own physical agility to brilliant comic effect, as his character suffers a series of crushing failures. But the greatest surprise comes at the end, when the scrawny intellectual finally releases the physical tiger within.

Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL is not simply one of the greatest silent comedies ever made, it is one of the greatest films—of any era. In restaging the true story of one man’s journey behind enemy lines to reclaim his captured locomotive during the Civil War, Keaton stages a series of complex chases, using lumbering trains as comedic props. Keaton’s inventive mind is matched only by his physical athleticism, making THE GENERAL a truly breath-taking experience. Keaton’s first foray into making feature films, THREE AGES is a parody of D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance, dramatizing man’s quest for love in three parallel settings—a modern city, the Stone Age, and ancient Rome—and loading each plotline with amazing stunts and hysterical sight gags.

You can visit Kino Lorber on their website, on Twitter at @KinoLorber or on Facebook.

Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.

And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

And if you can’t wait to win, you can buy them on amazon:

  

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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12 Responses to Buster Keaton Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway (Facebook/Blog March)

  1. Mark PAGAN says:

    I believe I’ve seen only The General in toto, so I guess that should be my favorite – although there’s always his performance in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; who can deny Sondheim?

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Yes, two good ones! I sometimes forget that he was in Forum, although I don’t know why! Thanks for entering and Good Luck :)

  2. Laura A. says:

    My favorite, out of the two I’ve seen, is The Cameraman. It’s funny, it’s touching, it’s sad, it’s heartwarming. I just love it.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      So many gems… for me it’s The General and Steamboat Bill Jr, but that could change depending on the day! Thanks for entering (and for all of your support) and Good Luck!

  3. Jon Schuller says:

    My favorite is The General. It showed Mr Keaton’s amazing range of talent, his deadpan under any circumstances and the fact that he – like Chaplin – created effects in the movies still being used today – all without dialogue. Thank you.

  4. Chris Teel says:

    Probably The General, simply for the scope and complexity of the gags/stunts. It is hard to pick a favorite, kind of like being a judge in a chocolate chip cookie baking contest, they’re all good.

  5. Connie Hsu says:

    My favorite Buster Keaton film…I have to say it’s a tie between Seven Chances because it was probably my first introduction to Buster Keaton and the stunts he was doing were just…jaw-dropping. Needless to say, I quickly became a fan!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Oh wow, I haven’t seen Seven Chances yet… but I will look for it! Thanks for entering and Good Luck :)

  6. Jason S says:

    By far the General. It is the only one of his I have seen more than once and could watch everyday. It never gets old and always leaves me laughing!

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