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Speedy
(1928)

 

This Harold Lloyd feature comedy, directed by Ted Wilde, features Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff, Brooks Benedict, and an appearance by ‘Babe’ Ruth as himself.

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 Blu-ray Discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in pillarboxed 16:9 (1920 x 1080 pixels) progressive scan 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 DVD 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) 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, 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
 
Canada: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 1 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.ca. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website. AmazonCA
coverNew Line Home Entertainment
2005 DVD edition

The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection, Volume 3 (1920-1932), black & white, ? minutes total, not rated,
including Speedy (1928), black & white, 86 minutes, not rated.

New Line Home Entertainment, N8448,
UPC 7-94043-84482-9, ISBN 0-7806-5291-6.
One single-sided, dual-layered Region 1 NTSC DVD disc, 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, 16 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. Speedy and Haunted Spooks are presented with audio commentary by Annette D’Agostino Lloyd and Rich Correll.

Previously, this was the best-available edition of this wonderful film, but it is OUT-OF-PRINT and we now recommend the Criterion Collection editions noted above.

 
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