The Forgotten Films of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle contains 32 classic silent and sound comedies directed by and starring master filmmaker Roscoe Arbuckle. The "Prince of Whales" is also joined by some of the silver screen's most legendary stars including Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Mable Normand, Harold Lloyd, Ford Sterling, Douglas Fairbanks, Rudolph Valentino, child star Jackie Coogan, and some unjustly forgotten comic luminaries like Al St. John, Mack Swain, Edgar Kennedy, Charley Chase, Monty Banks, Lloyd Hamilton, Lupino Lane, and of course Arbuckle's multi-talented canine companion, Luke.
Restored and digitally remastered from original archival materials, or the only known surviving print, each film features completely restored titles, intertitles, and several films include previously lost or alternate footage. Silent titles feature newly created scores from Philip Carli, David Drazin, Ben Model, The Mont Alto Orchestra, The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Rodney Sauer and Donald Sosin.
This 4 DVD set is a long overdue celebration of the life and work of forgotten funny man Roscoe Arbuckle.
- Alternate commentary tracks from noted comedy historians Paul Gierucki, Bruce Lawton, Steve Massa, and Richard M. Roberts
- 36 page full color booklet with rare photographs, restoration notes and essays from authors and film historians Steve Massa, David B. Pearson, Patricia Eliot Tobias, Brent Walker and Robert Young, Jr.
- Original Arbuckle artwork from animation guru Tom Bertino
- "The Arbuckle Shuffle," a newly created music video from Robert Arkus
Total Running time: 10.5 hours
This DVD is being offered at a special price - the Damfino discount does NOT apply.