Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Seven Chances & Battling Butler

DigitalBlu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 20, 2019
Price: DVD $17.99, Blu-ray $24.99
Studio: Cohen Media

Next up on Cohen Media’s slate of Buster Keaton masterpieces slated for release on single-disc Blu-ray and DVD packages, as well as digital platforms, are Seven Chances  and Battling Butler.

Buster Keaton in Seven Chances (1925)

In 1925’s Seven Chances, a struggling stockbroker Buster gets word that if he can be married by 7 o’clock that evening he will inherit $7,000,000. When his sweetheart refuses, he proposes to everyone in skirts, including a Scotsman. Hopeful still, he advertises for a bride and is horrified to discover 500 would-be-brides hot on his trail in a hilarious chase to the finish.

Keaton remarked on occasion that Battling Butler from 1926 was his favorite of all his films. Based on a Broadway play, the story revolves around a case of mistaken identity between two Alfred Butlers – one an effete millionaire (Keaton), the other the heavyweight champion of the world (Francis McDonald). Coincidence brings them to the same backwoods Kentucky neighborhood, where Butler-the-flop finds love with a mountain girl, but not before antagonizing Butler-the-brute into a Madison Square Garden grudge match.

Both the Blu-ray and DVD of this pair of film that comprise The Buster Keaton Collection, Vol. 3, include the featurettes “Buster Keaton: The Daredevil and as trailers for both films.


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