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Blu-Ray: Harold Lloyd's "Safety Last!" (1923)


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Due for release on Criterion Blu-Ray on June 18, 2013 (US)
- New 2K digital film restoration
- Musical score by composer Carl Davis from 1989, synchronized and restored under his supervision and presented in uncompressed stereo
- Alternate score by organist Gaylord Carter from the late 1960s, presented in uncompressed monaural
- Audio commentary featuring film critic Leonard Maltin and director and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll
- Introduction by Suzanne Lloyd, Lloyd’s granddaughter and president of Harold Lloyd Entertainment
- Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius, a 104-minute documentary from 1989
- Three newly restored Lloyd shorts: Take a Chance (1918), Young Mr. Jazz (1919), and His Royal Slyness (1920), with commentary by Correll and film writer John Bengtson
- Locations and Effects, a new documentary featuring Bengtson and special effects expert Craig Barron
- New interview with Davis
- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Ed Park

Also getting a theatrical outing in the US

Janus Films is proud to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Lloyd's crowning achievement with a new DCP restoration sourced from an original nitrate element as well as freshly-struck 35mm prints, all featuring Carl Davis's sparkling score.

The DCP of Safety Last! was created from a 2K transfer of an original nitrate print. Over 300 hours of digital work went into cleaning the image. Composer Carl Davis then re-synced his original score to the restored master to create the best possible match for theatrical presentation.

Safety Last! will be showing throughout April, May & June in selected US cinemas

U.S. Re-release Trailer



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Sounds fantastic, I haven't got any comedies in my collection so this will be my first comedy on Blu-Ray. We're in the Golden Age of Home Video if they can put this out for punters on HD !


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Spotted this in the recent Criterion newsletter, a must buy for me! I've not seen it in many years.

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