HEARTS OF THE WORLD (1918)

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HEARTS OF THE WORLD (1918)

PostThu Apr 10, 2014 8:48 am

Alpha Video just released a title that I am anxious to see: D.W.Griffith's HEARTS OF THE WORLD (1918). Does anyone know what kind of score is used for this issue? Sometimes Alpha has some good accompaniment, other times not so good.

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Re: HEARTS OF THE WORLD (1918)

PostThu Apr 10, 2014 12:40 pm

For $3.99 + shipping [current special price at Oldies.com http://www.oldies.com/product-view/7352D.html], does it really make any difference? At that price, if you hate the score after you've seen it, you can donate it to the local library and not feel any great financial pain and get a tax write off to boot.
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Re: HEARTS OF THE WORLD (1918)

PostThu Apr 10, 2014 3:02 pm

Danny , you got to admit that Alpha, for better or worse, has some great box covers some digitally reinstituted from original lobby posters. I love it.
Lately they've been releasing some great or hard-to-find stuff. Even DW Griffith's 1922 ONE EXCITING NIGHT has finally made it to a DVD that's easily purchasable. I hope it's the nice print once hawked on IOffer.com, which I think came from a guy in Europe. Not sure though. But here is a list of some recent releases:

*"Hearts of the World"(1918)

*"One Exciting Night"(1922)

*"The Drop Kick" (1927)

*"In Love With Life" (1933) Lila Lee

*"The Curtain Falls"(1934)

*"The Extra Girl" (1924)

*"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (1916)

*"The Tomboy" (1925) Dorothy DeVore

*"Devils Island" (1926)

*"Peacock Alley" (1921)Mae Murray

(PS: will we ever see dvd releases of Norma Talmadge's THE BRANDED WOMAN(1920) or director Al Parker's SECOND YOUTH(1924)
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Re: HEARTS OF THE WORLD (1918)

PostThu Apr 10, 2014 10:36 pm

I ordered several of the more obscure titles, but with the lowest of low expectations regarding scores, & an assumption that the mute button is likely to be employed regularly.
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Re: HEARTS OF THE WORLD (1918)

PostThu Mar 16, 2017 1:03 pm

Hi,

Does anyone know if there is a significant difference in these DVD versions?

“The Film Detective Restored Version”– (Amazon DVR on demand) Studio: The Film Detective DVD Release Date: August 6, 2015

Studio: Nostalgia Family DVD Release Date: July 15, 2015 Run Time: 117 minutes Description says “This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media

Studio: Alpha Video DVD Release Date: March 25, 2014 Run Time: 75 minutes (I think the run time is a typo on Amazon)
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Re: HEARTS OF THE WORLD (1918)

PostTue Mar 21, 2017 11:09 am

filmacq wrote:Does anyone know if there is a significant difference in these DVD versions?

“The Film Detective Restored Version”– (Amazon DVR on demand) Studio: The Film Detective DVD Release Date: August 6, 2015

Studio: Nostalgia Family DVD Release Date: July 15, 2015 Run Time: 117 minutes Description says “This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media

Studio: Alpha Video DVD Release Date: March 25, 2014 Run Time: 75 minutes (I think the run time is a typo on Amazon)

Film Detective have been doing above-average releases of PD film titles for a while now. I recently got their BD-R release of the oddball Roger Corman/Boris Karloff title The Terror, and it's the best I've come across to date. Given the films they're dealing with, and the sources they have to work with, I'm guessing the quality varies from release to release, but I'd buy from them again.
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Re: HEARTS OF THE WORLD (1918)

PostFri Apr 21, 2017 6:41 pm

The "Film Detective" offers what they call a "Restored" version of Steamboat Bill, Jr.. It sells for $9 on Amazon. I wonder what the "restoration" means above the version available from Archive.org that is selling for $9?

I have pre-ordered The Bat, which is a Blu-Ray release upcoming from the Film Detective. That likely had more done to it.

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