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new DVD - LON CHANEY: BEFORE THE THOUSAND FACES

Unread post by BenModel » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:56 am

Now available on Amazon.com!

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from Undercrank Productions
released October 17, 2017

available on Amazon.com for $19.95

LON CHANEY: BEFORE THE THOUSAND FACES
contains three early feature films, made 1915-16 for Universal, in which Lon Chaney has a supporting role. These films have never been available for fans, and are seen here in new 2K scans of 35mm elements preserved by the Library of Congress. The films on this DVD were restored and scored by Jon C. Mirsalis; titles have been created to bridge missing reels of each of the films.

The films:
A MOTHER'S ATONEMENT (1915) - 20 mins
IF MY COUNTRY SHOULD CALL (1916) - 24 mins
THE PLACE BEYOND THE WINDS (1916) - 39 mins

B&W – stereo – 82 mins – not rated – NTSC – region-free – 4:3 aspect ratio
New musical scores by Jon C. Mirsalis
DVD released by Undercrank Productions, in association with Greenbriar Picture Shows
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Re: new DVD - LON CHANEY: BEFORE THE THOUSAND FACES

Unread post by mwalls » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:44 am

Ordered

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Re: new DVD - LON CHANEY: BEFORE THE THOUSAND FACES

Unread post by R Michael Pyle » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:12 am

Received mine yesterday. Will watch this weekend.

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Unread post by Battra92 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:47 am

Wow! I definitely added to the wishlist.

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Re: new DVD - LON CHANEY: BEFORE THE THOUSAND FACES

Unread post by boblipton » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:32 pm

That's what I get for not paying attention to the emails I get from Ben. Had to order it today.

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Re: new DVD - LON CHANEY: BEFORE THE THOUSAND FACES

Unread post by NotSoSilent » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:07 pm

I watched the DVD this morning. To be honest, I was more interested in seeing the films than excited, but came away very satisfied. I am a Lon Chaney fan, so seeing his early work is a treat and these films didn't disappoint. Even with the missing footage they felt pretty complete. At times they were quite melodramatic, which was common for films from that time period, but for me wasn't a distraction (although some scenes prompted a slight giggle). Kudos to Jon C. Mirsalis for the restoration and great scores and thanks to Ben Model for releasing another great DVD!

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Re: new DVD - LON CHANEY: BEFORE THE THOUSAND FACES

Unread post by Mike Gebert » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:42 pm

Be sure to listen if you haven't to the NitrateVille Radio with Jon Mirsalis, talking about this release.

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Unread post by Darren Nemeth » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:25 pm

I wish more Universal films from this era survived. The scant few that I've seen are above par in visuals and story line. The films on the LON CHANEY: BEFORE THE THOUSAND FACES are no exception.

Even with missing footage they are still fun to watch.

For those who read lips they are fun also.
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Re: new DVD - LON CHANEY: BEFORE THE THOUSAND FACES

Unread post by NotSoSilent » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:54 pm

Darren Nemeth wrote:For those who read lips they are fun also.
Oh darn, what did I miss?

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Unread post by Darren Nemeth » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:45 pm

NotSoSilent wrote:
Darren Nemeth wrote:For those who read lips they are fun also.
Oh darn, what did I miss?
In the monvie werhe Lon played the doctor there is one cringe worthy line in the traveling show melodrama style.
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