Harold Lloyd Films.
The best available prints, in alphabetical order.
Whenever there was overlap, I chose the best-looking transfer:
VOL 1-3 = New Line Home Entertainment The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection Vols. 1-3 (7 DVD box, available separately) *
KINO = The Harold Lloyd Collection, Vol. 1 (Slapstick Symposium) (includes 2 early shorts unavailable elsewhere) , and
The Harold Lloyd Collection, Vol. 2 (Slapstick Symposium) (includes 5 early shorts unavailable elswhere)
CRITERION = THE FRESHMAN + 3 shorts, reviewed here , and
SAFETY LAST + 3 shorts, available on Blu-Ray: Safety Last! (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray], or DVD: Safety Last! (Criterion Collection)
SILENT FILM SHORTS:
Among Those Present ** (1921) - VOL 3
Ask Father * (1919) - VOL 1
Are Crooks Dishonest? * (1918) - KINO vol.1
Billy Blazes, Esq. * (1919) - VOL 2
Bumping Into Broadway * (1919) - VOL 2
Captain Kidd's Kids * (1919) - KINO vol.2
the City Slicker * (1918) - KINO vol.2
an Eastern Westerner ** (1920) - CRITERION: FRESHMAN
From Hand to Mouth ** (1919) - VOL 1
Get Out and Get Under ** (1920) - VOL 3
Haunted Spooks ** (1920) - VOL 3 with commentary
High and Dizzy ** (1920) - CRITERION: FRESHMAN
His Royal Slyness ** (1920) - CRITERION: SAFETY LAST
I Do ** (1921) - VOL 3
Just Neighbors * (1919) - KINO vol.1
the Marathon * (1919) - CRITERION: FRESHMAN
Never Weaken ** (1921) - VOL 3
the Non-Stop Kid * (1918) - KINO vol.2
Now or Never ** (1921) - VOL 2
Number Please? ** (1920) - VOL 3
Ring Up the Curtain * (1919) - KINO vol.2
Take a Chance * (1918) - CRITERION: SAFETY LAST
Two Gun Gussie * (1918) - KINO vol.2
Young Mr. Jazz * (1919) - CRITERION: SAFETY LAST
SILENT FEATURE FILMS:
1921: A Sailor-Made Man ** - VOL 3
1922: Grandma's Boy ** - VOL 2
1922: Dr. Jack ** - VOL 2
1923: Safety Last! ** - CRITERION with commentary
1923: Why Worry? *** - VOL 1
1924: Hot Water *** - VOL 3
1924: Girl Shy *** - VOL 1
1925: The Freshman *** - CRITERION with commentary
1926: For Heaven's Sake *** - VOL 3
1927: The Kid Brother *** - VOL 2 with commentary
1928: Speedy - VOL 3 with commentary
SOUND FEATURE FILMS:
1930: Feet First - VOL 2
1932: Movie Crazy - VOL 3
1934: The Cat's Paw - VOL 1
1936: The Milky Way - VOL 1
* costarring Bebe Daniels (spunky), ** costarring Mildred Davis (adorable), *** costarring Jobyna Ralston (adorable yet spunky)
Note: Three sound features: WELCOME DANGER (1929), PROFESSOR BEWARE (1938) and THE SIN OF HAROLD DIDDLEBOCK (1947) are awaiting satisfactory DVD release.
THE SIN OF HAROLD DIDDLEBOCK is in the public domain, with mediocre prints on several budget labels.
I recommend The Sin of Harold Diddlebock / Heartbeat , which makes up in quantity what it lacks in quality.
WELCOME DANGER was broadcast on Turner Classic Movies in June, 2014.
Additions / Corrections to this list are welcome.
--- The Criterion Blu-Rays of THE FRESHMAN and SAFETY LAST are reissues of the same prints that New Line used
(including the same commentaries with Leonard Maltin etc.)
I have no complaint, especially as the New Line DVDs are now out-of-print and starting to get pricey.
They were produced by the Harold Lloyd estate from the original negatives.
Criterion has added additional bonus material,
including the essential 1989 PBS documentary "Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius" (with SAFETY LAST) - watch this first if you are new to Harold Lloyd,
and four shorts that were not on New Line.
I hope Criterion will reissue the remaining New Line titles along with additional shorts.
THE KID BROTHER (1927) and SPEEDY (1928) already have Carl Davis scores and would be likely candidates for the Criterion treatment,
but I have no inside information.
* The bonus DVD (disc 7) is only available as part of the boxed set.
It is very much worthwhile.
(some of the bonus material is reappearing on Criterion).