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The Champion. New Milestone disc.

Unread post by Tastypotpie » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:20 pm

This was announced on Facebook a week ago and I'm surprised it was not mentioned on here yet, but Milestone is releasing a DVD documentary/collection of films about the Champion studios.

Link here https://www.milestonefilms.com/collecti ... e-champion" target="_blank" target="_blank

Of interest to Nitrateville folks is a film included on the DVD who's discovery was reported on here a few years ago. (The Indian Land Grab)

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Re: The Champion. New Milestone disc.

Unread post by Rodney » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:22 pm

I received my copy in the mail a couple of days ago. I'm saving it for my recovery from shoulder surgery (10/12) when I expect I'll have a lot of movie-watching time on my hands. Looking forward to delving into that, as well as the two boxed sets of women-directed films.
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Re: The Champion. New Milestone disc.

Unread post by silentfilm » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:12 am

Here's a review by Pam at the Silent London website.

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Unread post by drednm » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:18 am

Just ordered mine......
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Re: The Champion. New Milestone disc.

Unread post by R Michael Pyle » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:31 am

Yeah, me, too... Turning out to be an expensive week!

Even though Bob Lipton and one other somewhat [more than that, really] pan "Robin Hood" (1912), Muriel Ostriche has a role in this film, someone I'd really like to watch. Her surviving films are extremely scarce. This is one of 8 or so films in this 2-disc set. Also, a 1918 Tom Moore/Madge Kennedy feature! Not bad...

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Unread post by boblipton » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:50 am

Let us know what you think, particularly of the "animal nature of people" technique of Robin Hood (1912).
Life's too short to sit on our rears watching other people's work.
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Re: The Champion. New Milestone disc.

Unread post by R Michael Pyle » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:17 pm

boblipton wrote:Let us know what you think, particularly of the "animal nature of people" technique of Robin Hood (1912).
So - rather than be hungry like a wolf, you would have me be wise like an owl? I'm going to have a difficult time worming my way out of this, aren't I? Oh, well, I guess I'll be dogged about it, watch the film, then try not to be catty as a response to your request...

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Re: The Champion. New Milestone disc.

Unread post by milefilms » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:06 pm

Sorry, I haven't mentioned it! Here's the list of films in the set:

• THE CHAMPION: A STORY OF AMERICA’S FIRST FILM TOWN by MARC J. PEREZ, 2015, 35 minutes.
• GHOST TOWN: THE STORY OF FORT LEE by THEODORE HUFF AND MARK A. BORGATTA, 1935, 17 MINUTES
• THE INDIAN LAND GRAB CHAMPION STUDIOS, 1910, 11 MINUTES
• A DAUGHTER OF DIXIE CHAMPION STUDIOS, 1911, 10 MINUTES
• NOT LIKE OTHER GIRLS UNIVERSAL VICTOR, 1912, 9 MINUTES
• FLO’S DISCIPLINE UNIVERSAL VICTOR, 1912, 11 MINUTES
• MARKED CARDS UNIVERSAL CHAMPION, 1913, 10 MINUTES
• THE DANGER GAME by HARRY POLLARD, 1918, 61 MINUTES, starring Madge Kennedy and Tom Moore
• ROBIN HOOD by ÉTIENNE ARNAUD, 1912, 31 MINUTES
• A GROCERY CLERK’S ROMANCE by MACK SENNETT, 1912, 8 MINUTES.

We are selling and shipping it now on our own website, http://www.milestonefilms.com
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Huffington Post review of The Champion

Unread post by thomas_gladysz » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:49 pm

Here is my Huffington Post review of the new Milestone DVD, The Champion.

"Before Hollywood, there was Fort Lee, New Jersey" by Thomas Gladysz

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bef ... 022a64698a
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Unread post by drednm » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:17 pm

Not Like Other Girls starring Florence Lawrence and Owen Moore ... the car was enormous. Any idea what make it was?
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Unread post by MattBarry » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:15 am

Got my copy in the mail last night and watched it right away. The Champion documentary was excellent. Many thanks to the folks at the Fort Lee Film Commission for recording the history of this studio and for telling this story when it needed to be told. It was painful to watch the shots of the studio being dismantled after so many years -- so much history gone, but at least it lives on in the films that were shot in Fort Lee. I also very much enjoyed seeing Theodore Huff's GHOST TOWN in its entirety, for a perspective on Fort Lee from a different point in time, and of course the supplemental films make for an all-round first-rate DVD set.

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