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#951 Post by L.A. » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:53 am

Just as long as the Pudovkin set comes I am more than happy. :)

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#952 Post by Ashirg » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:05 am

Their Film Noir Foundation releases of 2017 are yet to happen...

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#953 Post by SpiderBaby » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:40 am

A new Phantom (Murnau) release was lined up for 2017 too.

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#954 Post by L.A. » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:16 pm


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#955 Post by L.A. » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:43 pm

L.A. wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:57 pm
L.A. wrote:Das alte Gesetz (Ewald André Dupont, 1923) DVD just came out from Arte and with English subtitles.
Blu-ray coming later this year.
Beaver.

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#956 Post by L.A. » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:27 am

Méliès: Fairy Tales in Color coming December 18th.

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#957 Post by barryconvex » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:35 am

I just finished Too Late For Tears -this is one of the best noirs i've ever seen. Lizabeth Scott steals the movie (excepting when Duryea is on screen) as the most vicious black widow/ femme fatale i can remember. Looking forward to Woman On The Run, FA's other reclamation noir from 2016.

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#958 Post by Luke M » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:20 pm

L.A. wrote:Méliès: Fairy Tales in Color coming December 18th.
This one also includes a Trip to the Moon. I’m guessing the difference from this and the standalone release is this one has just one version and not all the different cuts?

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#959 Post by Lowry_Sam » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:03 pm

Looks like FA has a cyber Monday sale (20% off), though you need to spend 200$ for free shipping. Has anyone heard whether the new Melies has the same macroblocking problem as L’Inhumaine or The Man Who Cheated himself? I’ve been holding out for better UK releases, but as nothing appears on the horizon, I may jump at the chance of a sale.

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#960 Post by L.A. » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:10 pm

FA posted on their Facebook page that Der Hund von Baskerville (1929) is coming from them soon.

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#961 Post by perkizitore » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:56 pm

Is A page of Madness really a BD-R?

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#962 Post by swo17 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:03 pm

Yes

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#963 Post by What A Disgrace » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:31 pm

Mu 2019 calendar reveals the following upcoming goodies, most dual format...

The Man Who Laughs
The City Without Jews, 1924
Fragment of an Empire, 1929
Spring Night, Summer Night, 1967
Trapped!, 1949
3-D Rarities Volume 2
The Last Warning, 1928
The Little Princess, 1917
Pudovkin's Mat, 1926, with The End of St. Petersburg (1927) and Storm Over Asia (1928)

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#964 Post by Luke M » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:04 pm

The Man Who Laughs

1928 / Directed by Paul Leni / 110 minutes / BLACK AND WHITE / United States / Restored by NBCUniversal/Universal Pictures

UPC: 6-17311-68629-0

 
Flicker Alley, in partnership with Universal Pictures, are proud to present Universal Picture's new 4K restoration of the 1928 silent classic, The Man Who Laughs, accompanied by a newly recorded orchestral score by the Berklee School of Music. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, the story centers on the extraordinary adventures of Conrad Veidt's Gwynplaine, whose wide and mirthless grin inspired DC Comics' legendary Batman villain, the Joker. Veidt's character has become well known to most cinephiles. Orphaned as a child, Gwynplaine is punished by the king for his father's transgressions, by having his face carved into a hideous grin. Disfigured and alone, Gwynplaine rescues a blind girl Dea, and both end up staring in a sideshow where they fall in love. Because she cannot see, Dea does not know about her lover's tormented grin.

 

Masterfully directed by Paul Leni, The Man Who Laughs marks Leni's penultimate work. Having grown up in Germany during the era of Expressionism, Leni embraces haunting characters, twisted sets, harsh angles, and deep shadows. Heralded as one of the best American silents emulating German Expressionism, The Man Who Laughs presents Leni at his creative directorial peak. Originally released silent, the film was enough of a hit for Universal in 1928 that the studio released it with a synched musical score using the Movietone sound-on-film process, presented here as a secondary audio track.


Part of Universal Picture's ongoing silent restoration initiative, The Man Who Laughs honors the studio's rich film history that has spanned more than a century. The primary source element for this restoration was a 35mm composite fine grain from the Universal Pictures vault, created in 1954 from the nitrate original camera negative. NBCUniversal's restoration team was able to stabilize and deflicker the film as well as repair scratches, warps, and dirt. The 4K digital restoration was completed by NBCUniversal StudioPost.


Bonus Materials Include:  

Paul Leni and The Man Who Laughs:A visual essay by film historian and author, John Soister, on Leni's work at Universal during this period.

Celebrating Universal's Masterpiece: A new booklet essay written by renowned film historian and author, Kevin Brownlow.

Notes On the New Score: A short essay by composer Sonia Coronado of the Berklee School of Music on their new score for The Man Who Laughs.

Secondary Audio Track: In addition to the new Berklee School of Music score, the film's original 1928 Movietone is score presented here as a secondary audio track.

Rare Image Gallery: A slide show presentation of vintage marketing materials, trade ads, memorabilia and more from The Man Who Laughs, courtesy of the Reel Heroes of Film.

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#965 Post by Timec » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:08 pm

Looks like they'll be releasing a new restoration of Paul Leni's The Last Warning on the same day.

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#966 Post by What A Disgrace » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:09 pm

A collection of Charley Bowers is coming to Blu ray, with the following films. And not a MOD release.

A.W.O.L. (1918)
The Extra-Quick Lunch (1919)
Egged On (1926)
Fatal Footsteps (1926)
He Done His Best (1926)
Now You Tell One (1926)
A Wild Roomer (1927)
Many A Slip (1927)
Nothing Doing (1927)
Say Ah-h! (1928)
There It Is (1928)
Whoozit (1928)
It's A Bird (1930)
Believe It Or Don't (1935)
Pete-Roleum and His Cousins (1939)
A Sleepless Night (1940)
Wild Oysters (1941)

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#967 Post by ianthemovie » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:50 pm

I saw this thread bump and was really, really, really hoping it would be about a Blu-ray of the new cut of La Roue.

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#968 Post by What A Disgrace » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:54 pm

You can't please everyone, I guess.

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#969 Post by swo17 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:57 pm

As a big fan of eggs, I was really, really satisfied by this thread bump

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#970 Post by captveg » Wed May 01, 2019 2:35 pm

Fragment of an Empire (1929) also announced on their website for a 7/30/19 release.

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#971 Post by domino harvey » Wed May 01, 2019 2:41 pm

Funny to see Raymond Borde credited as a film preservationist in the Bowers writeup and not as a critic, a role which I suspect he is far better known for (esp his book on Noir), particularly since he was by a country kilometer the most openly hostile French critic of the 60s against Jean-Luc Godard and is primarily anthologized today because of that. Looking around I see he’s the one credited with literally rediscovering Bowers’ films at the Cinémathèque, but it still seems a bit weird to me

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#972 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed May 01, 2019 9:02 pm

Man, these guys are almost as good as Second Run this year.

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#973 Post by bearcuborg » Wed May 01, 2019 9:39 pm

There’s a very good doc with Borde on the Image disc. He did a tremendous amount of work along with others in the US, Canada and around Europe. It’s a short doc if memory serves, just a dozen minutes or so, but there’s some really nice comments on Bowers work by Andre Breton and Joseph Losey.

I’ve been in love with his work ever since I saw the great Serge Bromeberg play piano to a few clips many years ago in New York. Unfortunately one of the clips I really liked was not on the Image disc-but I’m sure it will be included in the Blu-ray. This is a slam dunk purchase for me, it’s a lot of surreal stuff that holds up incredibly well.

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#974 Post by andyli » Thu May 23, 2019 8:11 pm

Flicker Alley announced on Twitter that they are releasing L'Herbier's L'argent on blu-ray.

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#975 Post by dustybooks » Mon May 27, 2019 10:41 pm

Got The Man Who Laughs in the mail yesterday, FA did a great job with it (though the book -- with a Kevin Brownlow essay -- has an odd number of typographical issues). I really hope we get more silent titles like this that aren't relegated to the MOD site; this is a fine film and an important studio release but it still hurts that A Page of Madness didn't get similar treatment.

Also, for what it's worth, the reverse cover art is exponentially better (see here)

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