Nickelodeon-Era Films on DVD?

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Chris Snowden
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Nickelodeon-Era Films on DVD?

Unread post by Chris Snowden » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:07 pm

I've been out of the loop for awhile. Apart from Kino's big Edison: The Invention of the Movies set, the Flicker Alley Melies releases, and the Niles Museum's collection of Broncho Billy shorts... have any good collections of nickelodeon-era films been released on DVD in the past decade?

Thanks in advance!!

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Re: Nickelodeon-Era Films on DVD?

Unread post by Brooksie » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:53 pm

There's the Thanhouser films - see https://www.thanhouser.org/videos.htm. Most date from around 1910-1915.

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Re: Nickelodeon-Era Films on DVD?

Unread post by Arndt » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:22 am

"The greatest cinematic experience is the human face and it seems to me that silent films can teach us to read it anew." - Wim Wenders

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Re: Nickelodeon-Era Films on DVD?

Unread post by Battra92 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:07 am

The BFI put out a collection of hand tinted Pathe shorts in the UK that aren't restored and have what can best be called "Hipster bullshit" scores on them. Avoid that one at all cost.

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Re: Nickelodeon-Era Films on DVD?

Unread post by DavidWelling » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:39 pm

Ahhhhh. But I like the hipster bullshit.

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Re: Nickelodeon-Era Films on DVD?

Unread post by Darren Nemeth » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:02 pm

I can highly recommend Edition Filmmuseum.

Top notch.

My favorite so far is THE STUDENT OF PRAGUE (1913) two disc set.

I have the above linked 1890s disc and like it a lot also.
"How to Film Moving Pictures in the 1910's" by Darren Nemeth
https://darren-nemeth.squarespace.com/h ... the-1910s/

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