College: Ultimate Edition [Blu-ray]
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The story and the acting aside, the main problem is the substandard transfer from film to video. The result is a poor quality picture with loss of detail, poor focus, and exaggerated and disturbing contrasts of black and white. This is due, no doubt, to the poor decision by someone to transfer the video using the slowest speed possible of EP/SLP. The low cost of this video reflects it's inferior picture quality. The video may have been of better quality if recorded on the standard speed (SP).
The secondary problem is the ridiculous sound track which has been added to the video with absolutely no regard for the story or the action. It is merely "elevator music" and would better have been used in a circus. In addition, the style of the music is not of the same era as the story, and therefore doesn't match.
The movie itself, although not the best of Keaton's, is entertaining and worth having in your "Muster, Buster" video library. Just not this taped version! The poor quality of this video interfers greatly with the enjoyment of the comedy - at least for this viewer.
There has to be a "College" out there with a far better image.
Many of the college scenes were shot on the campus of the Univ.of Southern California and in the Los Angeles Memorial
Coleseum built for the Olympics.Over-all a very funny film.
The only down-side is the unfortunate use of some "black-face" comedy scenes in which Buster tries to work in a restaurant as a waiter with disasterous results.
The disc includes a nice addition of John Bengtson's "Silent Echoes" in which he traces Buster's actual locations in the film through historical photos he has researched.
The disc also includes a short film that is believed to be Keation's last filmed performance. It's an industrial film promoting saftey at construction sites.Read more ›
At their high school graduation ceremony, Ronald alienates a girl he's sweet on by giving a speech that disparages sports. To try to win Mary's affections, Ronald enrolls in college, where he hopes to become an athlete. He fails miserably however-- an interesting premise, especially in Buster's case, for he was a naturally-gifted baseball player and acrobat capable of immense feats of strength.
Defeated and depressed, Ronald's honors-level grades plummet, so the school's dean gets involved. He sympathetically puts Ronald on the rowing team as coxswain (the man who steers). Mary comes to appreciate all of the young man's efforts, but when Jeff, her jock boyfriend is expelled from school, he takes Mary hostage, hoping she'll get thrown out, too and they can be married. This brings Ronald running to the rescue.
Parenthetical number preceding title is a 1 to 10 IMDb viewer poll rating.
(7.2) College (silent-1927) - Buster Keaton/Anne Cornwall/Flora Bramley/Harold Goodwin/Snitz Edwards/Carl Harbaugh/Sam Crawford/Florence Turner/Grant Withers
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I love Buster Keaton but this movie is not one I'd watch again. A slow build up for a 2 minute chase/fight scene at the end. Not worth the wait.Published 1 month ago by G and L Calley
Buster Keaton is one of the funniest men that has ever lived. His physical comedy has been imitated by everyone from Bugs Bunny to Jackie Chan. He was unforgettable!Published 15 months ago by alvaro salce
Not Keaton's best... but awesome nonetheless! The first half hour should never have happened... but it's LOL the whole way after that:-) Omg, the tailoring scenes!Published 16 months ago by Proudbastard Arts
The film is great.
However, the print of this film is TERRIBLE.
Almost impossible to watch. Read more
Buster Keaton was a classic performer of his era and I had to have him in my collection - now I do!Published on July 16, 2013 by MacGoo
Great movie. Plenty of laughs. Great extras that show the old Hollywood lots and where everything was shot on location.Published on June 23, 2013 by Michael G. Ryan
For those who are not familiar with the name Buster Keaton, it is sufficient to say that, along with Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd, he was one of cinema's early and most famous... Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by Carlos E. Velasquez
The first part of the movie got a bit bogged down.
I think he spent too much time with the attempts at the different track and field events. Read more
Comparing this new Blu-ray release to the old Art Of Buster Keaton DVD shows much improvement.
1) A significant amount of picture has been added to all sides! Read more
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