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on February 23, 2018
…roles, the other being "The General", according to this movie's featurette. I think the featurette said Navigator didn't do as well in the theaters.

Navigator is scratchier than some "restorations", especially for the title and dialog cards(?), but most of the movie looks pretty good. The makeup silent film actors used to wear on their faces is more noticeable here than in some movies.
Dangerous stunts including a segment shot underwater, some funny bits and a lot of detail but I think that "The General" might be the one to buy if you can afford just one of the two.

Not very much here to be "Ultimate", great detail and lots of action…the featurette has some behind the scenes pictures, the "gallery" doesn't.
I read in the trivia section IMDB has on 2001: a Space Odyssey that the walking, rotating, stewardess (on the spacecraft) scene was an effect created by Buster Keaton for this movie…it's towards the last don't risk leaving the room, you might miss it (not very significant looking here).

Worth owning if you can afford it.
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on September 21, 2017
Excellent Blu-ray disc of classic comedy. I remember this film on TV when I was a child. Quality of the print is excellent. Would buy from this company that had produced this disc again.
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on September 4, 2016
Buster Keaton is a great introduction to silent films. I purchased this video when I was hosting a dinner party and had to entertain both children and adults after dinner. Keaton appeals to children because of his crazy stunts and to adults because this is just a good movie.
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on December 9, 2012
Amazing how much story and gags can be packed into a hour and yet it never seems rushed. Nice to see the original tints restored and Robert Israel's score is a lot of fun. One quibble: no one thought to try and actually integrate the recording of "Asleep in the Deep" into the score? Seems that in the digital age that could have been done and quite effectively.
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on September 17, 2007
This is the first Buster Keaton film I ever saw and instilled my liking for his comedies. With "The General", it is one of the two of his better films, each of which have an individual character. His comedies are arguably as good as, if not better, than those of Charlie Chaplin, which tend to introduce elements of pathos. Buster Keaton, in each film, has novel ideas and his acrobatics are marvellous.
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on December 2, 2015
For a silent film that is 90 years old I never expected it to be so laugh-out-loud funny. Keaton's timing is perfect, and we didn't need to hear him speak in order for him to communicate well to the audience.
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on February 9, 2012
Keaton plays a hapless rich toff who finds himself on an almost-deserted ocean liner, almost deserted because the girl he loves who has just said no to his marriage proposal is also, coincidentally marooned on board. (If you can be marooned on a boat.) Fantastic Keaton moments, as ever. A film to be watched and watched again, and then given to your kids, grandkids and everybody. The two bonus films that I hadn't seen before are also boat themed and also brilliant. Buy with confidence, and enjoy for a lifetime.
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VINE VOICEon April 29, 2010
"The Navigator" (1924) was a critical and commercial triumph that helped establish Buster Keaton's place in the pantheon of silent-film comedians. Like many Keaton features, "The Navigator" showcases his mastery of props and characterization. In this instance, the expensive "prop" is an abandoned ship. As pampered millionaire Rollo Treadway, the Keaton persona falls into place: a youthful novice who proves his mettle when relying on his own devices. Though Donald Crisp received director credit, Buster actually did most of the work - displaying expert command of the cinematic medium. An ideal introduction to Keaton's timeless art.
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on September 16, 2014
Excellent film quality plus insightful extra commentaries on one the best films of a giant of humour.
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on May 8, 2016
Great movie, great DVD, great service!
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