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Win "Behind the Door" DVD/Blu from Flicker Alley!

PostWed Mar 22, 2017 10:06 am

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Flicker Alley and a group of amazing sites for fans of silent and classic film are proud to bring you this giveaway for Behind the Door (1919) on DualFormat Edition Bluray/DVD.

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Legendary producer Thomas H. Ince and director Irvin V. Willat made this—“the most outspoken of all the vengeance films” according to film historian Kevin Brownlow—during the period of World War I-inspired American patriotism.

Hobart Bosworth stars as Oscar Krug, a working-class American, who is persecuted for his German ancestry after war is declared. Driven by patriotism, Krug enlists and goes to sea. However, tragedy strikes when his wife (Jane Novak) sneaks aboard his ship and is captured following a German Uboat attack. Krug’s singleminded quest for vengeance against the sadistic German submarine commander (played with villainous fervor by Wallace Beery) leads to the film’s shocking and brutal climax.

This newly restored edition represents the most complete version of the film available since 1919, thanks to the collaboration of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, the Library of Congress, and Gosfilmofond of Russia.

Sourced from the only two known remaining prints and referencing a copy of Willat’s original continuity script, this edition recreates the original color tinting scheme and features a new score composed and performed by Stephen Horne. Flicker Alley is honored to present Behind the Door on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time ever.

Bonus Materials Include:

• Original Russian version of Behind the Door: The re-edited and re-titled version of the film that was distributed in Russia, with musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne.
• Original Production Outtakes: Featuring music composed and performed by Stephen Horne.
• Restoring Irvin Willat’s Behind the Door: An inside look at the restoration process with the restoration team.
• Kevin Brownlow, Remembering Irvin Willat: Directed by Patrick Stanbury, an in-depth interview with renowned historian and honorary Academy Award® winner Kevin Brownlow on the career of director Irvin Willat.
• Slideshow Gallery: Original lobby cards, production stills, and promotional material.
• 12-page Booklet: Featuring rare photographs and essays by film historian Jay Weissburg, film restorer Robert Byrne, and composer Stephen Horne.

Official Release Date: April 4, 2017

Pre-order now at the special sale price of $29.95 for a limited time!



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One lucky winner will receive a copy of Behind the Door (1919) on DualFormat Edition Bluray/DVD from Flicker Alley! Giveaway is open to residents of U.S./Canada and ends on April 12, 2017.
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Re: Win "Behind the Door" DVD/Blu from Flicker Alley!

PostWed Mar 22, 2017 10:23 am

I'm not applying for this, because I already saw this movie at MOMA. However, it is a very good one!

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Re: Win "Behind the Door" DVD/Blu from Flicker Alley!

PostWed Mar 22, 2017 12:15 pm

I'm in! Thanks to Flicker Alley and Nitrateville for the chance. :)
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PostThu Mar 23, 2017 1:44 pm

And thanks for including Canadian entrants!
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PostTue Apr 04, 2017 7:50 am

I gave it a shot. I don't do social media, so I didn't get points for any Facebook or Twitter entries, but I did the blogs & websites.
Wow, to actually see Jane Novak in a film........
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PostMon Apr 10, 2017 9:27 am

Since the contest is now concluded, has anyone heard who was declared the winner?
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PostMon Apr 10, 2017 10:05 am

Agnes wrote:Since the contest is now concluded, has anyone heard who was declared the winner?

I believe it ends on April 12.
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Re: Win "Behind the Door" DVD/Blu from Flicker Alley!

PostMon Apr 10, 2017 11:46 pm

Agnes wrote:Wow, to actually see Jane Novak in a film........


You mean you didn't see her in WAGON TRACKS with William S. Hart? (Recent Olive Films release -- get it!)
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Re: Win "Behind the Door" DVD/Blu from Flicker Alley!

PostWed Apr 12, 2017 3:06 pm

The winner was Kevin S., but I don't know which site he entered from.
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