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by silentmovies742
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Treasures on VHS?
Replies: 26
Views: 1057

Re: Treasures on VHS?

Brown of Harvard (VHS)
by silentmovies742
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Richard Oswalds Hound of Baskervilles (1929) found,restored and screened
Replies: 10
Views: 1080

Re: Richard Oswalds Hound of Baskervilles (1929) found,restored and screened

Nor sadly have any of the Eille Norwood Stoll silents (at least not legitimately.) The late David Shepard wrote that "The rights and materials for the Elie Norwood Sherlock Holmes films are owned by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Company. He is a great enthusiast of the films and bought th...
by silentmovies742
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Official Silents online deals thread
Replies: 546
Views: 240710

Re: The Official Silents online deals thread

Amazon UK have the Network release of Moulin Rouge on blu ray for £2.99

http://amzn.eu/d/67WSZld
by silentmovies742
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Extant Feature-length Films from the 1900s/1910s
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Extant Feature-length Films from the 1900s/1910s

I don't know of pre-1911 films that haven't been mentioned, but from 1911 itself, you have The Black Dream (Asta Nielsen movie) Defence of Sevastapol (Russian movie) Die Verraterin (Asta again) Karadjorje (Serbian) L'odissea (Italian) All of those survive. I've counted films over 45 minutes as "feat...
by silentmovies742
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Oscar news
Replies: 24
Views: 1728

Re: Oscar news

William D. Ferry wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:42 pm
This doesn't seem to be much different from the first Oscars, which had TWO Best Picture awards: WINGS and SUNRISE. IIRC, SUNRISE was "Most Artistic Achievement" , and I guess you could call WINGS the "popular" winner.
Exactly
by silentmovies742
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Unknown (1927)
Replies: 16
Views: 2172

Re: The Unknown (1927)

Thanks for the comments. Would speed really account for the film running 40% longer than the dvd version? That's quite a difference! The weird effect is present in some scenes of the dvd version as well - it looks like it's filmed through a gauze. I always assumed some of the film was missing as 50 ...
by silentmovies742
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Unknown (1927)
Replies: 16
Views: 2172

The Unknown (1927)

Hi all. I've just been speaking to someone on Twitter who was at the screening of The Unknown (1927) in London this week. But the running time is listed at 69 minutes, and she says that is accurate. And yet the DVD release runs at only 50 minutes. So is there a version out there with extra footage?
by silentmovies742
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Undercrank DVDs now avail on more sites incl Canada & int'l
Replies: 26
Views: 2633

Re: Undercrank DVDs now avail on more sites incl Canada & in

I have to say that, living in the UK, these dvds being available on WOWHD, etc is a much cheaper and easier way for us to get hold of them.
by silentmovies742
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: More Universal Silents!
Replies: 43
Views: 5705

Re: More Universal Silents!

While they're not features, I would like to put in a vote for THE COLLEGIANS series (1926–29). The episodes are formulaic but fun examples of a genre in which going to college is more about athletics than academics. ~Roger I'm with you on this one. There are several of them on YouTube now, and they...
by silentmovies742
Mon May 28, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Help identifying a silent film
Replies: 11
Views: 2361

Re: Help identifying a silent film

Sorry. I was referring to the ones in your earlier research that you linked to.

At least the film is now definitely identified.
by silentmovies742
Sun May 27, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Help identifying a silent film
Replies: 11
Views: 2361

Re: Help identifying a silent film

Thanks. Such a shame the youtube vids appear to have gone.
by silentmovies742
Sun May 27, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Mary Pickford Foundation's (4K) Restoration Project
Replies: 24
Views: 10207

Re: The Mary Pickford Foundation's (4K) Restoration Project

I'm THRILLED to hear this. I've wanted to see Madame Butterfly and Rosita for years, basically since the beginning of my interest in silents. I've never seen Fanchon the Cricket either, which will be released by Flicker Alley as a double bill with Little Annie Rooney. Thanks for that info. It will ...
by silentmovies742
Sun May 27, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Help identifying a silent film
Replies: 11
Views: 2361

Re: Help identifying a silent film

There was a 1924 short film (2 reels) that was a biography of Stephen Foster, with his name as the title. That's the only thing I can find. Sadly the board won't let me upload the review as a jpg. It says it was part of the "Famous Music Master Series" and either produced or directed by James A. Fit...
by silentmovies742
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: SHOW BOAT (1929)
Replies: 18
Views: 2310

Re: SHOW BOAT (1929)

No, it's not really that bad, but it seems very long, I think, despite being just under two hours. The story of the Showboat musical seems to be very sad. The show was cut to pieces over the years, and the narrative watered down as language was changed, with those changing the language completely un...
by silentmovies742
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: SHOW BOAT (1929)
Replies: 18
Views: 2310

Re: SHOW BOAT (1929)

You made it to the end??
by silentmovies742
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Daily Mail: The first on-screen kiss: How couple's awkward e
Replies: 8
Views: 1336

Re: Daily Mail: The first on-screen kiss: How couple's awkwa

Lots of misinformation in the article. The Roman Catholic Church did not take a stand on motion pictures until well into the twentieth century. The Church had nothing to say about banning the movie's source play either. That's not to say that individual cranks and crackpots might not have complaine...
by silentmovies742
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: High Society vs Robin and the Seven Hoods
Replies: 20
Views: 2443

Re: High Society vs Robin and the Seven Hoods

Start off with That's Entertainment, see which films he likes the look of, and then hunt them down!
by silentmovies742
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: ON THE BANKS OF ALLAN WATER (1916)
Replies: 11
Views: 1648

Re: ON THE BANKS OF ALLAN WATER (1916)

Very interesting... Note the last name: Graham, Graeme... If the IMDb is so perfect - that is, that they list "listed as" in most of the credits where the credit differs from their own listing name, they seemed to have missed this one, didn't they? I'm not quite sure why the sarcastic remark is aim...
by silentmovies742
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: ON THE BANKS OF ALLAN WATER (1916)
Replies: 11
Views: 1648

Re: ON THE BANKS OF ALLAN WATER (1916)

Very interesting... Note the last name: Graham, Graeme... If the IMDb is so perfect - that is, that they list "listed as" in most of the credits where the credit differs from their own listing name, they seemed to have missed this one, didn't they? I'm not quite sure why the sarcastic remark is aim...
by silentmovies742
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Official Silents online deals thread
Replies: 546
Views: 240710

Re: The Official Silents online deals thread

WowHD are selling a great many Warner Archive titles for £8.65 inclusive of postage - which is really cheap for those of us in the UK. They are also selling Grapevine titles for under £7. And, if you're in the US, they are doing the blu-ray of Wings for under ten dollars. Please note that all titles...
by silentmovies742
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Different from the Others (1919)
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

Re: Different from the Others (1919)

This article seems to say that the restoration was completed and shown last year: http://www.exberliner.com/culture/film/more-than-just-30-years-of-lgbt-film-anders-als-die-andern/ OK. But I don’t see the point of UCLA going to the expense and effort to restore a film of continuing interest, to the...
by silentmovies742
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: WOW.HD for European customers buying US releases?
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: WOW.HD for European customers buying US releases?

I used it quite a bit during the summer, as they had cheap prices on the Archive series at the time. They are, I believe, the same people as those behind "AllyourMusic" which sells on Amazon marketplace in the UK. Everything has arrived as described and without any problems. Their prices fluctuate a...
by silentmovies742
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Different from the Others (1919)
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

Re: Different from the Others (1919)

This article seems to say that the restoration was completed and shown last year:

http://www.exberliner.com/culture/film/ ... ie-andern/
by silentmovies742
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: SHOWBOAT (1929)
Replies: 18
Views: 2843

Re: SHOWBOAT (1929)

I don't think it's ever been officially released on DVD (and someone will correct me if I'm wrong). The '29 version was released on laser disc, which also included the '36 and '51 versions and the "Clouds Roll By" section. I think that TCM has aired the '29 version. If you see the '29 version offer...
by silentmovies742
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Different from the Others (1919)
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

Re: Different from the Others (1919)

That would be great - although it's unlikely given the source is basically the same (the edit into Laws of Love). It's worth mentioning that the New Yorker mentions relaxed censorship laws - regarding cinema that was for a very short time indeed, and Different from the Others benefited from that bri...
by silentmovies742
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: MICHAEL (1924)
Replies: 13
Views: 2802

Re: MICHAEL (1924)

I had seen "Michael" when TCM broadcasted the film but while it was impressive, I had problems understanding. Last year I watched a nice video on my TV using 'YouTube' and again, the point of the story wasn't clear. This was a joint effort by Dreyer and Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang's wife and so I d...
by silentmovies742
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: LOST footage in new HORIZON restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 2294

Re: LOST footage in new HORIZON restoration

HMV in the UK are releasing an exclusive blu-ray+DVD+download release of this on 6th November. https://store.hmv.com/film-tv/blu-ray/lost-horizon-(hmv-exclusive)-the-premium-collect?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4pSQrIXz1gIVITPTCh2KOQ9UEAQYASABEgIVkPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Also released in the same series over the n...
by silentmovies742
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: LOST footage in new HORIZON restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 2294

Re: LOST footage in new HORIZON restoration

ClayKing wrote:
silentmovies742 wrote:Amazon.com states this as all regions. Does anyone know for sure if this is true?
The region logo on the back of the disc booklet is A-B-C.
Thank you.
by silentmovies742
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: LOST footage in new HORIZON restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 2294

Re: LOST footage in new HORIZON restoration

Amazon.com states this as all regions. Does anyone know for sure if this is true?
by silentmovies742
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: If you could do any one thing to promote silent film
Replies: 22
Views: 4742

Re: If you could do any one thing to promote silent film

College film courses have done more to alienate people from silent films by showing the "classics" such as BIRTH OF A NATION, POTEMKIN, JOAN OF ARC (sorry to its admirers), and a few others that have rarely made silent film fans out of anybody... I totally agree, and was lucky enough to have a grou...