Consistently ranked among the greatest films ever made, Buster Keaton's The General is so brilliantly conceived and executed that it continues to inspire awe and laughter with every viewing. This Kino Blu-ray Edition was mastered in HD from a 35mm archive print struck from the original camera negative.
Rejected by the Confederate army as unfit, and taken for a coward by his beloved Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), young Johnny Gray (Keaton) is given a chance to redeem himself when Yankee spies steal his cherished locomotive. Johnny wages a one-man war against hijackers, an errant cannon and the unpredictable hand of fate while roaring along the iron rails. "Every shot has the authenticity and the unassuming correct composition of a Matthew Brady Civil War photograph", wrote film historian David Robinson, "No one - not even Griffith or Huston and certainly no Fleming (Gone With the Wind) - caught the visual aspect of the Civil War as Keaton did".
- Starring: Buster Keaton, Marian Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley, Frederick Vroom
- Format: Black & White, NTSC
- Language: English
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of Discs: 1
- Rating: Not Rated
- Label: Kino Lorber
- Release Date: 11/10/2009
- Run Time: 78 minutes
- Catalogue #: 6692
- Three Music Scores
- Video Tour Of The Authentic General
- Tour Of The Filming Locations
- Behind The Scenes Home Video Footage
- Filmed Introduction By Gloria Swanson
- Filmed Introduction By Orson Welles
- "The Buster Express"