posted February 28, 2019 03:57 PM
David, the Blackhawk print was offered silent and with a soundtrack (Gaylord Carter's organ music). Maybe you'll find a prestriped print. I'm not a big friend of organ soundtracks, so I rerecorded the print with Carl Davis' orchestral music that was released on the British Buster Keaton collection by Eureka. It's a piece of (digital) work to get the music in sync with the picture as the Blackhawk print uses the international version of the film (which has sometimes different takes and camera angles - it's the same with Blackhawk's silent version of "The Gold Rush"). But the effort is worth it: IMHO the Carl Davis soundtrack is the best music for this movie by far.