Safety Last!

1 x Blu-ray

Main Details
Identifying Codes
Barcode 71551510651
Catalog Number CC2267BD
Criterion Collection Spine # 662
ISBN 978-1-60465-730-2
Region A
Territories United States
Aspect Ratio 1.37:1
Colour Black and White
Audio Silent
Run Time 73 Min. Approx.
Notes Criterion Collection Blu-ray Edition

The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin is 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. Lloyd plays a small-town bumpkin trying to make it in the big city, who finds employment as a lowly department-store clerk. He comes up with a wild publicity stunt to draw attention to the store, resulting in an incredible feat of derring-do on his part that gets him started on the climb to success. Laugh-out-loud funny and jaw-dropping in equal measure, Safety Last! is a movie experience par excellence, anchored by a genuine legend.

New, restored 2K digital film transfer
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
Audio commentary featuring film critic Leonard Maltin and director and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll
Introduction by Suzanne Lloyd, Lloyd’s granddaughter and the president of Harold Lloyd Entertainment
Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius, a 108-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 visual-effects expert Craig Barron
New interview with Davis
PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Ed Park
(No chapters specified)


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