The Freshman
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The Freshman

   Blu-ray/DVD Combo

$49.98 $44.98


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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Sam Taylor…
Year: 1925
Format: Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Genre: Comedy, Silent
Cast: Brooks Benedict, Harold Lloyd, Hazel Keener, James Anderson, Jobyna Ralston, Joseph Harrington, Pat Harmon
Original Language: English
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 3
Street Date: 25-Mar-14
Runtime (minutes):


Harold Lloyd’s biggest box-office hit was this silent comedy gem, featuring the befuddled everyman at his eager best as a new college student. Though he dreams of being a big man on campus, the freshman’s careful plans inevitably go hilariously awry, be it on the football field or at the Fall Frolic. But he gets a climactic chance to prove his mettle—and impress the sweet girl he loves—in one of the most famous sports sequences ever filmed. This crowd-pleaser is a gleeful showcase for Lloyd’s slapstick brilliance and incandescent charm, and it is accompanied here by a new orchestral score by Carl Davis.

  • New 4K digital transfer from a 1998 restoration by the UCLA Film & Television Archive
  • New orchestral score, composed and conducted by Carl Davis, presented in uncompressed stereo on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring director and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll, film historian Richard Bann, and film critic Leonard Maltin
  • On-camera introduction to The Freshman by Lloyd and a clip reel, both from Harold Lloyd’s Funny Side of Life (1966)
  • Three newly restored Lloyd shorts: The Marathon (1919), with a new piano score by Gabriel Thibaudeau, and An Eastern Westerner and High and Dizzy (both 1920), with new orchestral scores by Davis
  • Harold Lloyd: Big Man on Campus, a new visual essay on the film’s locations by Lloyd author John Bengtson
  • Conversation between Correll and film historian Kevin Brownlow
  • Footage from a 1963 Delta Kappa Alpha tribute to Lloyd, featuring comedian Steve Allen, director Delmer Daves, and actor Jack Lemmon
  • Lloyd’s 1953 appearance on the television show What’s My Line?
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Stephen Winer

    New cover by F. Ron Miller

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