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Re: More Universal Silents!

Unread post by missdupont » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:31 am

It would be great to have THE HOMEMAKER (1925) out, since that's such a great film. SURRENDER, since that's Ivan Mosjoukine's only American film. Any Lois Weber or cleo Madison directed titles that can be found anywhere. And any Ida May Park title that might survive somewhere, particularly BREAD.

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Re: More Universal Silents!

Unread post by precode » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:27 pm

boblipton wrote:
Tommie Hicks wrote:MODERN LOVE (1929) (silent version) with Charley Chase.
It's been preserved and if they put it on dvd I'm publicly committed to buying a copy.

Bob
Yes, and we ran it at Cinecon a few years ago. SKINNER'S DRESS SUIT is also done, AFAIK, as is Ford's STRAIGHT SHOOTING.

BTW, please list specific titles if you can.

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Re: More Universal Silents!

Unread post by camaro » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:09 am

I'm going to go with the 1925 Phantom of the Opera and The Cat and the Canary.

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Unread post by WaverBoy » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:40 am

rogerskarsten wrote: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.

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I second this motion! Love me some Collegians!

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Unread post by Mark Zimmer » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:48 pm

WaverBoy wrote:The original 1925 theatrical cut of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.
Agreed. This one might actually turn a profit.

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Unread post by silentmovies742 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:09 am

rogerskarsten wrote: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 are really quite amusing - especially the earlier ones.

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Re: More Universal Silents!

Unread post by Don Diego de la Vega » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:20 am

I would love to see a definitive edition of THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928) from the great Universal-Horror-Series. The old Kino DVD is out of print, as well as the one from Sunrise Silents. And both used different source prints with some important shots missing in the Kino restoration, so a new and ultimative DVD or even Blu Ray would be something quite enjoyable.

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Re: More Universal Silents!

Unread post by Gaucho » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:43 pm

I would die to have a restored version of Brenon's Beau Geste (1926).

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Unread post by Darren Nemeth » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:02 pm

Gaucho wrote:I would die to have a restored version of Brenon's Beau Geste (1926).

That would be one of my picks also.

A widely popular movie that deserves to be seen properly presented.
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Unread post by CoffeeDan » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:24 pm

Darren Nemeth wrote:
Gaucho wrote:I would die to have a restored version of Brenon's Beau Geste (1926).

That would be one of my picks also.

A widely popular movie that deserves to be seen properly presented.
Well . . . yeah . . . me too, definitely. Trouble is BEAU GESTE is a Paramount film, owned by Paramount, as are all of the Paramount silent films (with one notable exception).

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Re: More Universal Silents!

Unread post by CoffeeDan » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:17 am

But then again . . .
Gaucho wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:43 pm
I would die to have a restored version of Brenon's Beau Geste (1926).
Wouldn't that defeat the purpose?

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Re: More Universal Silents!

Unread post by boblipton » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:08 am

CoffeeDan wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:17 am
But then again . . .
Gaucho wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:43 pm
I would die to have a restored version of Brenon's Beau Geste (1926).
Wouldn't that defeat the purpose?

Not my purpose.

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Re: More Universal Silents!

Unread post by Gaucho » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:35 pm

:D

Judging from the rights hell this title is doomed to, it's likely this is the only way I'll ever see it.

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Unread post by rudyfan » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:09 pm

Another vote for Smoldering Fires and one for The Goose Woman
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