Sony Pictures Choice Collection Silent Films

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greg.shoemaker

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Sony Pictures Choice Collection Silent Films

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 3:15 pm

Excuse me if this has been discussed elsewhere.

I recently re-visited Columbia's MOD release of THE BELLE OF BROADWAY, a 1926 silent starring Betty Compson, an enjoyable dramedy with an appropriate music score by Christopher Caliendo.

Question: Have any additional Columbia silent films been given a MOD treatment?

BTW: TCM's soundtrack composer contest for silent film scores revealed quite a number of gifted, young people with an affinity towards scoring silent films; Mr. Caliendo being one of them. Would be nice to see the distributors of restored silents begin to consider appropriating this wealth of talent for the soundtracks of their future releases.
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Re: Sony Pictures Choice Collection Silent Films

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 4:27 pm

Not so far -- after Belle, the next oldest Sony MOD releases are talkies from 1930.

The only other Columbia silent that's ever had an official release, at least in R1, is The Matinee Idol (1928), which came out in June 1999 a couple years after its rediscovery.

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