30 / BD 150 Buster Keaton: Complete Short Films 1917-1923

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antoniennui
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Re: 30 / BD 150 Buster Keaton: Complete Short Films 1917-192

#201 Post by antoniennui » Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:50 am

I just bought this and what a great set with a fabulous book. One thing I'm curious of: why are the four discs grouped into three cases, with the third case holding the third and fourth discs? Is there a particular reason the films of discs 3 and 4 should be grouped together?

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Re: 30 / BD 150 Buster Keaton: Complete Short Films 1917-192

#202 Post by cana7cl » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:17 pm

antoniennui wrote:I just bought this and what a great set with a fabulous book. One thing I'm curious of: why are the four discs grouped into three cases, with the third case holding the third and fourth discs? Is there a particular reason the films of discs 3 and 4 should be grouped together?
I'm not aware of any particular reason, but if you look closer on the back of the third case, you'll find "contains 1 x Blu-ray".

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Re: 30 / BD 150 Buster Keaton: Complete Short Films 1917-192

#203 Post by rapta » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:40 pm

My guess is they were aiming to make it a 3x BD-50 set but had to spread them across 4x BD-50 instead, and put the last disc in the last case. Hey, I'm just glad they didn't opt for 2 Amarays each with 2 discs inside - if they had done that, the set most likely wouldn't have had a hard outer box (and instead just a flimsy card slipcover like the Early Murnau, Edvard Munch and Man with a Movie Camera sets).

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Re: 30 / BD 150 Buster Keaton: Complete Short Films 1917-192

#204 Post by filmyfan » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:52 pm

Just got this in the MOC sale.

My goodness what a quality upgrade!

I had held off upgrading but so glad i did now.

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Re: 30 / BD 150 Buster Keaton: Complete Short Films 1917-1923

#205 Post by Revelator » Sat May 26, 2018 4:00 pm

Question for the board: I have the DVD version of the MoC set and have just now purchased the Blu-Ray version. Is there any reason to keep the DVD set? I'm worried that the book included with the Blu-Ray might have been shortened to make way for the material by Jeffrey Vance. I assume the films on the Blu-Ray are better-quality, but I'm slightly paranoid they might be from slightly different sources from the DVD and have differences in content (though I know the Blu-Ray has more content, in the way of alternate endings and so forth).

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