Eleven Silent Era Thanhouser Films Now on DVD

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Eleven Silent Era Thanhouser Films Now on DVD

PostWed Jun 07, 2017 9:37 am

Portland, Oregon – Thanhouser Company Film Preservation announced in May 2017 the release of a DVD produced in cooperation with the Library of Congress that contains 11 new HD transfers of silent era films produced by the pioneering Thanhouser Studio between 1910 and 1915; the studio was based in New Rochelle, NY.

Presented for the first time in over 100 years, these rare films are held by the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, VA. Several films were repatriated from international collections, including the New Zealand Film Archive, the EYE Filmmuseum, the British Film Institute, USA museums and historical societies, and from private collections.

New and original music is composed and performed exclusively for this collection by Ben Model for 10 of the films with Robert Israel for one title. Included with this collection is a 12-page booklet with film notes, synopses, and cast listings for all films.

The highlight of this anthology is the two-reel film The Picture of Dorian Gray released by the studio in 1915 that is based on Oscar Wilde’s sensational novel. Professors Judith Buchanan and James Williams of the University of York narrate an optional commentary track that provides unique insight into the life of Oscar Wilde and the studio’s interpretation of this classic philosophical novel.

Thanhouser Films on the DVD
1. Not Guilty (1910)
2. Oh, What a Knight! (1910)
3. The Only Girl in Camp (1911)
4. A Circus Stowaway (1911)
5. When a Count Counted (1912)
6. Little Brother (1913)
7. The Tell-Tale Scar (1914)
8. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1915)
9. When Hungry Hamlet Fled (1915)
10. Down on the Phoney Farm (1915)
11. The Mistake of Mammy Lou (1915)

Special Video Features on the DVD
1. Tour of the Library of Congress Nitrate Vaults (2009)
2. Trailer: The Thanhouser Studio and the Birth of American Cinema (2015)

Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation based in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit http://www.thanhouser.org and http://www.facebook.com/thanhouser. The Library of Congress website is http://www.loc.gov.
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Re: Eleven Silent Era Thanhouser Films Now on DVD

PostWed Jun 07, 2017 6:12 pm

ordered. thanks!
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Re: Eleven Silent Era Thanhouser Films Now on DVD

PostWed Jun 07, 2017 8:15 pm

HI Ned,

How did your event at Hollywood Theatre in Portland turn out? Did you have a good turn out? Heard about the event, but could not drive down from Seattle area.

Thanks,
Dana
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Re: Eleven Silent Era Thanhouser Films Now on DVD

PostThu Jun 08, 2017 9:00 am

Great turnout with 90+ paid attending...sold out of the dvds i brought with me...hope you enjoy!
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Re: Eleven Silent Era Thanhouser Films Now on DVD

PostThu Jun 08, 2017 5:25 pm

Thanks for sharing the results. Good to hear that there is a theatre in the NW USA that supports silent films.

Regards,
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Re: Eleven Silent Era Thanhouser Films Now on DVD

PostTue Jun 13, 2017 9:27 am

Great! Ordered, plus vols 4-6 to catch up.

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