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posted a Quick Tip about Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis (.... August 19, 2011
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Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis (Kino Classics Special Edition)
Finally coming to DVD thanks to Kino International, this is the most controversial restoration of Fritz Lang's 1927 sci-fi epic Metropolis. Released in 1984, the Moroder Version, as it has come to …
posted a Quick Tip about Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. August 19, 2011
posted in Awesomeness
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was introduced in 1927 and was designed to be an all-cartoon series to replace Walt Disney's and Ub Iwerks' earlier success, the Alice Cartoons, which featured a live-action …
posted a Quick Tip about He Who Gets Slapped. August 15, 2011
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He Who Gets Slapped
One of my favorite Lon Chaney films, He Who Gets Slapped is a comical tragedy or a tragical comedy about a man destined to succeed only at failure... even as a clown. The film, which came out in 1924,  …
posted a Quick Tip about Murnau. April 09, 2011
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Murnau
Despite the fact that I already own four of these films in different versions, I absolutely love this set mainly because it includes wonderful restorations of three of Murnau's greatest films (Nosferatu, …
posted a Quick Tip about Sunrise - A Song of Two Humans. March 02, 2011
posted in Cinema of Silence
Sunrise
One of the best dramas from the silent age. Sunrise - A Song of Two Humans is F.W. Murnau's most famous and celebrated films and the only real success he experienced while working in America. The …
posted a Quick Tip about The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Kino on .... November 24, 2010
posted in Cinema of Silence
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Kino On Video's Restored Authorized Edition DVD)
Kino's restoration of this film is superb, though I think we can expect a superior edition in the future. The print could have been cleaner and the intertitles didn't seem to be translated as …
posted a Quick Tip about The F.W. Murnau Collection. November 17, 2010
posted in Cinema of Silence
The F.W. Murnau Collection
One of my favorite DVD box sets. Although three of the films here (Nosferatu, The Last Laugh, and Faust) have been re-released in newly restored 2-disc deluxe editions available from Kino International, …
posted a Quick Tip about The Complete Metropolis (Kino Interna.... November 09, 2010
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The Complete Metropolis (Kino International's Two-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray)
Caught the TCM premier of this on Silent Sunday and was completely blown away. Not only do the restored scenes help to clarify some plot points, but they also amplify the emotional impact of the film. …
posted a Quick Tip about Nosferatu (Alpha Video DVD). September 28, 2010
posted in Cinema of Silence
Nosferatu (1929)
Of all the various DVDs of Nosferatu, the Alpha Video DVD release is easily the least impressive of the bunch. This is due in part to the fact that the version of the film is the cheap public domain print …
posted a Quick Tip about Pandora's Box (The Criterion Collecti.... March 28, 2010
posted in Reel Overseas
Pandora's Box
The most important film of director G.W. Pabst & an all-time classic of German cinema. A silent film lover's feast!
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