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Buster Keaton is universally recognized as one of the all-time greatest motion picture comedians. Today, over 75 years after his last silent film was made, those contributions still reign supreme as masterworks from the golden era of slapstick comedy.Now Laughsmith Entertainment and Mackinac Media presents another facet of The Great Stone Face , providing fans with an opportunity to rediscover many of Buster Keaton's rarely seen gems from the silent and sound eras! Through newly restored and remastered shorts, features, forgotten industrial films, promotional films, commercials, live television appearances and out-takes, Industrial Strength Keaton reveals the continuing artistry of Hollywood's greatest laugh maker, paying homage to a career spanning nearly every form of recorded visual media from 1917 until his final work in 1965.Whether you enjoy silent film, classic comedy, early television, or just revel in the pleasure of screening rare Keaton material that has been unavailable for decades, you'll find something to enjoy in this tribute to one of filmdom's most celebrated comic geniuses.
Wow, I haven't seen these films in years! In fact, some of this stuff (and the Educational shorts) is what I knew of Keaton when I was a kid. Read morePublished 21 months ago by MJ
I purchased this for a friend who is a huge Buster Keaton fan. I am sure he will enjoy adding these curiosities to his collection.Published on July 5, 2013 by Rat Pack Babe
Finding any Buster Keaton that I haven't seen is hard. This collection consists of the "industrial" films of Keaton's's later career, the first disc is filled with material from... Read morePublished on April 23, 2013 by Amazon Customer
...and what a bargain - literally a steal for the rare footage of arguably the greatest comedic genius of all time! Read morePublished on December 26, 2012 by Missy H.
Even the bad Buster is awesome Buster. He never let his disdain show, which often makes me wonder if he didn't have a child-like hope for every project - that THIS time the... Read morePublished on November 25, 2012 by daphne
The included pamplet book for this DVD...reads more like a novella, rather than a quick 1 or 2 pg. pamplet as associated with other dvd's.... Read morePublished on March 29, 2012 by toonrog99
Industrial Strength Keaton contains some great short material. Some of it may not be his best, but that doesn't mean it isn't funny, plus it is good video to see some of the OTHER... Read morePublished on June 21, 2010 by James D. Crabtree
This video is a comedy classic that is enjoyable to watch. I puchased it for my father because of "The Triumph of Lester Snapwell", an old Kodak promotional film in this video. Read morePublished on October 29, 2009 by William Kosoris