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Eureka to Bring Three More Buster Keaton Classics to UK Blu-Ray - Newly Restored Clips and Artwork

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Another trio of Keaton films are set to make their UK blu-ray debuts in August.

Eureka Entertainment's ongoing series 'Buster Keaton: 3 Films' gets a third instalment in August with the release of Volume 3, which features brand new restorations of Our Hospitality, Go West and College, all making their UK blu-ray debuts.

The limited edition three disc box-set will be available from August 24th and is limited to 3,000 copies, so best to pre-order from Amazon or direct from Eureka to ensure your copy.

Bonus features include a new audio commentary on Our Hospitality by silent film historian Rob Farr; an alternate shorter cut of Our Hospitality [55 mins], with optional commentary by film historian Polly Rose; a new video essay by John Bengtson on Go West's filming locations; a new video essay by David Cairns; the 1965 short The Railrodder, featuring Keaton in one of his final roles, with optional commentary by director Gerald Potterton and cameraman David DeVolpi; 1965 documentary Buster Keaton Rides Again with optional commentary by Potterton and DeVolpi.

More extras are set to be announced for the set, which comes in a hardbound slipcase and is accompanied by a 60-page bound collector’s book featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp, writing on all three films by Imogen Sara Smith, and archival material on the filming locations used for Our Hospitality.

Check out three newly restored clips, Eureka's disc artwork, and official synopses for all three films below.

buster keaton 3 films bluray volume 3

buster keaton 3 films bluray volume 3

Our Hospitality (1923 - dir. Buster Keaton & John G. Blystone) – Often cited as one of his most significant films—as well as one of his funniest—1923’s Our Hospitality, which Keaton co-directed with John G. Blystone, is his take on the notorious feud between the Hatfield and McCoy clans (here renamed the Canfields and the McKays). Keaton is luckless William McKay, who must journey down South to view his lacklustre inheritance, only to be seduced along the way by one of the Canfields, Virginia, who lures him to her family's house so that the men of the clan can shoot him down. But William knows that the Canfield men won't kill him as long as he's in their house, so he endeavours to stay put there, against all obstacles. With its attention to 19th-century period detail and emphasis on integrating the gags into the storyline, Our Hospitality was not just a breakthrough in Keaton's career, but it was also noted even during its release as an advancement in the medium, with Variety proclaiming, "It marks a step forward in the production of picture comedies." From a 2K restoration

Go West (1925 - dir. Buster Keaton) – Keaton is at his most stone-faced as the memorably named "Friendless" in Go West, an irresistible blend of deadpan darkness and spectacular comic set-pieces. Friendless abandons city life to ride the rails to an Arizona ranch, where his ineptitude at almost everything only makes his nickname even more accurate. But when his one beloved companion, a cow named Brown Eyes, seems to be headed to a slaughterhouse fate, Friendless intervenes, and the resulting cattle stampede through the streets of Los Angeles is one of Keaton's most understandably famous and acclaimed sequences. From a 4K restoration

College (1927 - dir. James W. Horne & Buster Keaton) Keaton follows up The General with a higher education comedy that seems to take a cue from Harold Lloyd's The Freshman (1925). Keaton is bookworm Ronald, whose high school girl Mary ditches him for someone with the athletic prowess that Ronald lacks. Determined to win her back, Ronald enters college with an eye on sports, but two left feet. From a 2K restoration