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Bumping Into
Broadway

(1919)

 
coverThe Criterion Collection
2015 Blu-ray Disc edition

Speedy (1928), black & white, 85 minutes, not rated,
with Bumping Into Broadway (1919), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

The Criterion Collection,
unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region A DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in pillarboxed 16:9 (1920 x 1080p) AVCHD MPEG-4 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; two-disc standard BD keepcase, $39.95.
Release date: 8 December 2015.
Country of origin: USA
This Blu-ray Disc edition has been mastered in high-definition from a new 4K digital restoration of archival 35mm print materials.

The film is accompanied by the 1992 musical score by composer Carl Davis, which has been synchronized and restored under his supervision. The supplementary materials include audio commentary featuring Bruce Goldstein and Scott McGee; “In the Footsteps of ‘Speedy,’” a new short documentary by Goldstein about the film’s New York locations; a new visual essay featuring stills of deleted scenes from the film and narrated by Goldstein; an essay by critic Phillip Lopate; a selection of archival footage of baseball legend Babe Ruth; a selection of Lloyd’s home movies, narrated by his granddaughter, Suzanne Lloyd; plus, a presentation of Bumping Into Broadway (1919), newly restored and featuring a 2004 score by Robert Israel.

 
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coverThe Criterion Collection
2015 DVD edition

Speedy (1928), black & white, 85 minutes, not rated,
with Bumping Into Broadway (1919), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

The Criterion Collection,
unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
Two single-sided, dual-layered, Region 1 NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) progressive? scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; two-disc standard DVD keepcase, $29.95.
Release date: 8 December 2015.
Country of origin: USA
This two-disc DVD edition has been mastered from a new 4K digital restoration of archival 35mm print materials.

The film is accompanied by the 1992 musical score by composer Carl Davis, which has been synchronized and restored under his supervision. The supplementary materials include audio commentary featuring Bruce Goldstein and Scott McGee; “In the Footsteps of ‘Speedy,’” a new short documentary by Goldstein about the film’s New York locations; a new visual essay featuring stills of deleted scenes from the film and narrated by Goldstein; an essay by critic Phillip Lopate; a selection of archival footage of baseball legend Babe Ruth; a selection of Lloyd’s home movies, narrated by his granddaughter, Suzanne Lloyd; plus, a presentation of Bumping Into Broadway (1919), newly restored and featuring a 2004 score by Robert Israel.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 1 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website. AmazonUS
 
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coverNew Line Home Entertainment
2005 DVD edition

The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection, Volume 2 (1919-1930), black & white, 466 minutes total, not rated,
including Bumping Into Broadway (1919), black & white, 26 minutes, not rated.

New Line Home Entertainment, N8447,
UPC 7-94043-84472-0, ISBN 0-7806-5290-8.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 1 NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in windowboxed 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, and one dual-sided, dual-layered (side A)/single-layered (side B) Region 1 NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, English and Spanish language subtitles, closed captions, chapter stops; two-disc standard DVD keepcase, $29.95.
Release date: 15 November 2005.
Country of origin: USA

This two-disc collection is mastered from 35mm restoration prints overseen by The Harold Lloyd Trust, which should represent the best-surviving prints of these seven Harold Lloyd shorts and feature films. The Freshman is presented with audio commentary by Leonard Maltin, Rich Correll and Richard Bann.

We fully expect that this collection will be the best-available editions of these wonderful films, and recommend it sight unseen.

 
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coverKino on Video
2004 DVD edition

The Harold Lloyd Collection (1918-1922), black & white, 207 minutes total, not rated,
including Bumping Into Broadway (1919), black & white, 24 minutes, not rated.

Kino International, K367, UPC 0-38329-03672-0.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 5 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $39.95 (reduced to $29.95).
Release date: 3 August 2004.
Country of origin: USA

This edition of Harold Lloyd films was produced for home video by Lobster Films, Paris.

The films are accompanied by music scores by Neil Brand.

 
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coverPassport Video
2007 DVD edition

Smiles and Spectacles: A Harold Lloyd Treasury (1917-1947), black & white, 600 minutes total, not rated,
including Bumping Into Broadway (1919), black & white, 25 minutes, not rated.

Passport Video, DVD-5160, UPC 0-25493-51609-8.
Five single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in windowboxed 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, no chapter stops; five-disc DVD keepcase, $19.98.
Release date: 13 February 2007.
Country of origin: USA

This budget edition has mainly been mastered from 16mm print materials.

 
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Other silent era HAROLD LLOYD films available on home video.

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