Saturday, December 19, 2015

That great original, Harold Lloyd, debuts on iTunes with 100 YEARS OF HAROLD LLOYD

Most film-goers know Charlie Chaplin. Maybe a few less are familiar with Buster Keaton. But I wager that even less know the work of another of comedy's "greats," Harold Lloyd (1893-1971). Now, thanks to Random Media and Harold Lloyd Entertainment, some of the comedian's best work is available via iTunes in 100 YEARS OF HAROLD LLOYD.

Here come fifteen works from the library of this legendary silent film star: seven features and eight shorts, available for rental or download-to-own on iTunes beginning December 15th in the US and around the world. Lloyd's motion picture career actually spanned 34 years and included more than 200 films and shorts.

100 Years of Harold Lloyd will be available in three packages: The Films: a package of seven features; The Shorts Vol. 1, a package of three shorts; and The Shorts Vol. 2, a package of five shorts. The films will be released in various languages in over fifteen countries, arriving in many of these for the first time.

The feature films included in the package are: Dr. Jack (1922), Why Worry? (1923), Safety Last! (1923), The Freshman (1925), For Heaven's Sake (1926), The Kid Brother (1927), Speedy (1928). The shorts included are: An Eastern Westerner (1920), High and Dizzy (1920), Never Weaken (1921) in the first, and Take a Chance (1918), Young Mr. Jazz (1919) The Marathon (1919), Bumping into Broadway (1919), His Royal Slyness (1920), in the second.

Each feature film and collections of shorts will be available to own for $14.99 HD / $11.99 SD or to rent for $3.99 HD / $2.99 SD. TrustMovies is not quite sure just how the "100 years" collection title figures into the picture, however, as neither this year nor next are the 100th anniversary of Lloyd's birth, death, or of his first or last films (his career actually began back in 1913).

For more information on 100 Years of Harold Lloyd (info which actually seems in very short supply), you can try clicking on the links following for iTunesRandom Media, Harold Lloyd Entertainment, or Alchemy (which acts as distributor for Random Media here in the USA). I tried my best but could only find mention of same on the Harold Lloyd site; on iTunes I could only come up with the first volume of short films. 

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