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new DVD - THE MARCEL PEREZ COLLECTION: VOL 2

PostFri Feb 09, 2018 10:56 am

The new Marcel Perez Collection: Volume 2 DVD will be released by Undercrank Productions on Feb 27, 2018 and will be available on Amazon. Sourcing 35mm materials from the Library of Congress and the Museum of Modern Art, and fan-funded by over 150 silent film fans, the DVD brings 8 more rare Marcel Perez comedies to the general public.

THE MARCEL PEREZ COLLECTION: VOLUME 2
The Films: The Near-Sighted Cyclist (1907), Some Hero (1916), Lend Me Your Wife (1916), A Scrambled Honeymoon (1916), Oh! What a Day (1918), Chickens in Turkey (1919), Wild (1921), Pinched (1921), and a fragment of Friday the 13th (1923).

The press release for the DVD can be viewed here.


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Re: new DVD - THE MARCEL PEREZ COLLECTION: VOL 2

PostFri Feb 09, 2018 11:00 am

I’m pleased you’re making the dvd available, but shouldn’t you mention the price someplace?

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PostFri Feb 09, 2018 6:51 pm

DVD won’t be out for a few weeks, but the price will be $19.95 on Amazon.

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PostFri Feb 23, 2018 7:40 pm


Reviews are beginning to come in for the new Marcel Perez DVD!


NJ newspapers (both in print and on nj.com) ran this story today:
Silent comic gets last laugh

Jordan Young's SoCal Arts & Entertainment site posted:
Rediscovering Max Linder and Marcel Perez, finding Lois Weber’s lost “Shoes”

Also, I've been posting a series of essays every Monday on each of the films on the DVD. I've done 4 out of the 8, and you can read them all on my blog here.

The DVD release date is "officially" Feb 27, but because of the quirks of releasing through CreateSpace, you can actually buy it on Amazon it right now.

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PostTue Feb 27, 2018 12:54 pm

DVD is available today! $19.95 on Amazon
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PostMon Mar 05, 2018 8:03 pm

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Re: new DVD - THE MARCEL PEREZ COLLECTION: VOL 2

PostSat Mar 24, 2018 7:18 am

John Sinnott reviews the collection on DVD Talk:

https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/72862/m ... vol-2-the/

"…Final Thoughts:

This is another great disc of excellent but extremely rare films. Marcel Perez was an incredibly talented and funny comedian and these shorts show are a fantastic addition to the previous volume of his shorts. Check this one out as this comes Highly Recommended."
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Re: new DVD - THE MARCEL PEREZ COLLECTION: VOL 2

PostSun Mar 25, 2018 1:23 pm

Richard, thanks for posting the link to the DVD Talk review! Here's another one just posted to the Selig Film News site, covering both vols 1 and 2. It's been fun to see which Perez films on the new vol 2 are people's favorites.

seligfilmnews.com/the-marcel-perez-collection-volume-2-a-dvd-review-by-john-strange/

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