What silents were those likely to have been slated for restoration by Universal?Gagman 66 wrote: Huh? YOU NEVER KNOW WOMEN??? How's that? This one came completely out of nowhere. I was hoping for some of the Pola Negri titles, especially THE SPANISH DANCER, and Lubitsch's FORBIDDEN PARADISE. Oh by the way, KID BOOTS was recently restored in 4K just last year. One might think that would be a sure bet. However, they haven't even put out an ultimate edition of IT yet with both the William Perry and Carl Davis scores. Any word yet on when OLD IRONSIDES will be ready? Does Criterion still have the rights to THE WEDDING MARCH? I mean THE LAST COMMAND apparently is now licensed to Kino? So what about UNDERWORLD and THE DOCKS OF NEW YORK? Rather confusing..... On the downside, Universal now under new management, seems to have canceled it's plans to restore 14 of the studios Silents after only a few projects were completed. That's disappointing.
The announcement of You Never Know Women is one of the best surprises in recent years. Hopefully, they will get around to a definitive release of It on HD in the near future. My hopes are high for some Pola Negri films too, especially Barbed Wire. Knowing Criterion, since they are just releasing a half dozen Dietrich/von Sternberg talkies, chances are Underworld and The Docks of New York won't happen for some time to come. Consider the last time they released a Chaplin or Lloyd film – the wait can be excruciatingly frustrating.