'Safety Last!' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT by

The 1923 silent comedy classic featuring Harold Lloyd will debut on Blu-ray in June.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion is preparing 'Safety Last!' for Blu-ray on June 18.

The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin was the sweet innocent, Keaton the stoic outsider, but Lloyd—the modern guy striving for success—is us. And with its torrent of perfectly executed gags and astonishing stunts, 'Safety Last!' is the perfect introduction to him.

The Blu-ray will feature a new 1080p 2K digital film restoration, musical score by composer Carl Davis from 1989, synchronized and restored under his supervision and presented in uncompressed stereo on the Blu-ray edition, alternate score by organist Gaylord Carter from the late 1960s, presented in uncompressed monaural on the Blu-ray edition; and supplements include: 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; and a booklet featuring an essay by critic Ed Park.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Safety Last!' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under June 18.

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Safety Last! (Blu-ray)
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