Speedy (Blu-ray) UK Criterion

$59.95

Speedy was the last silent feature to star Harold Lloyd—and one of his very best. The slapstick legend reprises his “Glasses Character,” this time as a good-natured but scatterbrained New Yorker who can’t keep a job. He finally finds his true calling when he becomes determined to help save the city’s last horse-drawn streetcar, which is operated by his sweetheart’s crusty grandfather. From its joyous visit to Coney Island to its incredible Babe Ruth cameo to its hair-raising climactic stunts on the city’s streets, Speedy is an out-of-control love letter to New York that will have you grinning from ear to ear.

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Special Features

New 4K digital restoration from elements preserved by the UCLA Film & Television Archive
Musical score by composer Carl Davis from 1992, synchronized and restored under his supervision and presented in uncompressed stereo on the Blu-ray
New audio commentary featuring Bruce Goldstein, director of repertory programming at New York’s Film Forum, and Turner Classic Movies director of program production Scott McGee
In the Footsteps of “Speedy,” a new short documentary by Goldstein about the film’s New York shoot
Selection of rare archival footage from UCLA Film & Television Archive’s Hearst Newsreel Collection of baseball legend Babe Ruth, who has a cameo in the film, presented by David Filipi, director of film and video at the Wexner Center for the Arts
New visual essay featuring stills of deleted scenes from the film and narrated by Goldstein
Selection of actor Harold Lloyd’s home movies, narrated by his granddaughter, Suzanne Lloyd
Bumping into Broadway, a 1919 Lloyd two-reeler, newly restored and with a 2004 score by Robert Israel
PLUS: An essay by critic Phillip Lopate

New cover by F. Ron Miller

Format

Bluray

Label

Criterion