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Three Buster Keaton Classics to Make Their UK Bluray Debuts [New Trailer/Artwork]

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A new boxset brings three of Keaton's ingenious works to UK bluray for the first time.

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Throughout the 1920s, actor/filmmaker Buster Keaton pushed the limits of both the cinematic medium and his own physicality with a series of acclaimed films that have stood the test of time, known for their ingenious visual storytelling and Keaton's death defying stunts.

Eureka Entertainemnt have gathered three of his films - The Navigator, Seven Chances and Battling Butler - for upcoming boxset 'Buster Keaton; 3 Films (Volume 2)'. All three movies are presented in new 4K restorations and are making their UK bluray debuts. The set comes with a limited edition 60 page collector's bound booklet and a hardbound slipcase.

Special features include a commentary by silent film historians Robert Arkus and Yair Solan on The Navigator; commentary by film historian Bruce Lawton on Seven Chances; new video essay by David Cairns covering all three films; short documentary on the making of The Navigator and Keaton’s fascination with boats as sources of comedy, by film historian Bruce Lawton; vintage audio interviews with Keaton and collaborators; rarely seen 1926 comedy short What! No Spinach? by actor/director Harry Sweet.

'Buster Keaton; 3 Films (Volume 2)' is released on March 30th.

Check out Eureka's new trailer below.

The Navigator (1924, dir. Buster Keaton & Donald Crisp) – Wealthy Rollo Treadway (Keaton) suddenly decides to propose to his neighbour across the street, Betsy O'Brien (Kathryn McGuire), and sends his servant to book passage for a honeymoon sea cruise to Honolulu. When Betsy rejects his sudden offer however, he decides to go on the trip anyway, boarding without delay that night. Because the pier number is partially covered, he ends up on the wrong ship, the Navigator, which Betsy's rich father has just sold to a small country at war. Keaton was unhappy with the audience response to Sherlock Jr., and endeavoured to make a follow-up that was both exciting and successful. The result was the biggest hit of Keaton's career.

Seven Chances (1925, dir. Buster Keaton) – Jimmy Shannon (Keaton) learns he is to inherit seven million dollars, with a catch. He will only get the money if he is married by 7pm on his 27th birthday, which happens to be that same day! What follows is an incredible series of escalating set-pieces that could only have come from the genius of Buster Keaton.

Battling Butler (1926, dir. Buster Keaton) – A rich, spoiled dandy (Keaton) pretends to be a champion boxer, "Battling Butler", to impress the family of the girl he loves. When the real Butler shows up, he decided to humiliate the imposter by having him fight the "Alabama Murderer”!