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The Navigator Blu-Ray


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A precursor to his classic The General — only centered around a 500-foot steamship rather than a Civil War locomotive — THE NAVIGATOR demonstrates Buster Keaton’s ability to transform complex machinery into large-scale comedy props. In a return to the “pampered youth” role he had played in The Saphead and Battling Butler, Keaton stars as Rollo Treadway, an inexperienced lad of extraordinary wealth(and surprisingly little common sense) who finds himself adrift on the Navigator with no one else on board excerpt an equally naive girl. After discovering each other’s presence in an ingenious ballet of unintentional hide-and-seek, the couple resourcefully fashion a home for themselves aboard the derelict boat, in spite of their unfamiliarity with the tools of domesticity. A series of misadventures ensue: on the high seas, on the ocean floor, and in the face of a fleet of angry head-hunters.

Special Features

  • Mastered in HD from a 35mm negative from the Raymond Rohauer Collection, color-tinted according to the original specifications
  • Music arranged and composed by Robert Israel, in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Featurette, written by film historian Bruce Lawton, about the making of The Navigator and Keaton’s fascination with boats as sources of comedy
  • Audio commentary by silent film historians Robert Arkus and Yair Solan
  • Photo gallery
  • And more!

U.S. 1924 Color Tinted 60 Min. 1.33:1 1920 x 1080p
Directed by Donald Crisp and Buster Keaton
Produced by Joseph M. Schenck
Screenplay by Clyde Bruckman, Joseph Mitchell and Jean Havez
Photographed by Byron Houck and Elgin Lessley
With Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Frederick Vroom
Produced for Video by Bret Wood
1995 edition produced for video by David Shepard

--synopsis and DVD image courtesy of KINO. For more great films on DVD, visit the KINO website. U.S. region DVD Blu-ray

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 04 August, 2012.