Silent

  • Méliès‘ A Trip to the Moon to be Re-released on Blu-ray

    Fans of silent film in general and Georges Méliès in particular should be thrilled with today’s announcement from Flicker Alley.  If you are interested in the disc, don’t hesitate, because you will receive a $10 discount if you order it today. Here’s the official announcement:   Announcing the re-release of...
  • W.C. Fields Silents Dated and Detailed

    Allow me to extend a hearty handclasp of appreciation to Kino Lorber!  Today they confirmed the release date and provided specs for their upcoming Blu-ray releases of the silent W.C. Fields films It’s the Old Army Game (1926) and Running Wild (1927). Fields is my favorite film comedian, so I...
  • The 2018 Silent Movies Calendar

    The treasures of our rich film heritage are quickly turning to dust. Fifty percent of the films made before 1950 are lost forever, and resources are limited to save those that remain. Each year, in an effort to add a bit to those resources, the Mont Alto Motion Picture...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Fritz Lang: The Silent Films (Kino Lorber)

    Happy Black Friday (and Thanksgiving) week, fellow film fanatics.  Here are a few notable titles that are hitting stores on Tuesday — just in time for the stampedes. For the release week of November 21st: Garv’s Pick of the Week: Fritz Lang: The Silent Films :...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Voice of the Moon (Arrow Academy)

    For the release week of 10/31/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Voice of the Moon : Federico Fellini’s final film receives its first video release in the U.S. and the U.K., courtesy of Arrow Academy.  While the film was a critical disappointment upon...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Ernie Kovacs: Take a Good Look (Shout! Factory)

    For the release week of 10/17/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week:Ernie Kovacs: Take A Good Look: The Definitive Collection : The fact that this is my “pick of the week” should come as no surprise, as I recently reviewed this 7-disc box set and called it...
  • Rare Lon Chaney and Occult-Themed Silents

      Today, silent-centric video label Undercrank Productions announced that they will debut five rare silent films on DVD on October 17th. Three titles starring Lon Chaney, A Mother’s Atonement(1915), If My Country Should Call (1916) and The Place Beyond the Winds (1916) will be released as Lon Chaney: Before the Thousand...
  • November Kino Lorber Silent Blu-rays Detailed

    Rejoice, silent cinephiles!  Kino Lorber is providing a bonanza of German silent classics in the month of November with F.W. Murnau’s The Last Laugh and a 12-disc set covering the silent output of Fritz Lang (Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler; Metropolis; Die Nibelungen; etc.).  While most of the Fritz Lang...
  • Beggars of Life (1928)

    In 1927, The Jazz Singer took the nation by storm with a new cinema novelty — sound.  Looking back, it’s a shame that sound hit when it did, because motion pictures had just reached a zenith in visual storytelling.  Directors such as F.W. Murnau, Abel Gance, and William Wellman...
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