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No. 2

Bringing Film History to New Audiences

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Flicker Alley, founded in 2002, is driven by a fascination with film history and a desire to share exceptional and rare films with others. Each DVD release is the culmination of hundreds of hours of research and development and is designed to showcase specific achievements in cinematic history. The response from film lovers across the world has been truly inspiring and the loyalty of our customers has allowed Flicker Alley to endure through an ever-changing marketplace. As we move ahead, technology continues to shift, but what remains clear is a respect and appreciation for our shared cultural history. It is my hope that our upcoming projects over this next year will both surprise and excite and, moving forward, Flicker Alley can continue to uphold its commitment to sharing our love of film preservation with you. For more information on our company and to order our products, please visit us at www.flickeralley.com. Thank you to all of our customers for your feedback and interest. Jeffery Masino Flicker Alley, LLC LANDMARKS OF EARLY SOVIET FILM __________________________________________________ 3 THE ALLOY ORCHESTRA PLAYS WILD AND WEIRD _________________________________________ 4 HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOTS INFERNO ________________________________________________ 5 LAILA _______________________________________________________________________ 6 CHAPLIN AT KEYSTONE ___________________________________________________________ 7 CHICAGO ____________________________________________________________________ 8 THE ITALIAN STRAW HAT __________________________________________________________ 9 MISS MEND__________________________________________________________________ 10 BARDELYS THE MAGNIFICENT/MONTE CRISTO __________________________________________ 11 UNDER FULL SAIL _____________________________________________________________ 12 DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS - A MODERN MUSKETEER _________________________________________ 13 PERILS OF THE NEW LAND - FILMS OF THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE (1910-1915) __________________ 14 JACCUSE ___________________________________________________________________ 15 GEORGES MLIS - FIRST WIZARD OF CINEMA (1896-1913) / GEORGES MLIS ENCORE _____________ 16 LA ROUE____________________________________________________________________ 18 SAVED FROM THE FLAMES ________________________________________________________ 19 DISCOVERING CINEMA __________________________________________________________ 20 VALENTINO: REDISCOVERING AN ICON OF SILENT FILM ____________________________________ 21 PHANTOM ___________________________________________________________________ 22 JUDEX / THE GARDEN OF EDEN ____________________________________________________ 23

LANDMARKS OF EARLY SOVIET FILM


4-Disc DVD Collection of 8 Groundbreaking Films
During the 1920s, Soviet documentary and fiction films were financed by the State and their fledgling directors converted their lives from theater, engineering, painting and journalism to the practice and theory of a revolutionary cinema devoted to showing the achievements and aspirations of the new Socialist society.

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Each of the eight seminal feature-length films in this remarkable set repays several viewings; all are new to DVD. They are Sergei M. Eisensteins last silent and seldom seen Old and New (1929), which attempts to bring visual poetry to the collectivization of agriculture; Dziga Vertovs Stride, Soviet (1926), which transformed a commissioned work of Soviet achievements in Moscow into a highly experimental film; Victor Turins Turksib (1930), a stirring chronicle of the building of the Turkestan-Siberian railway, and an inspiration to the British and American documentary film movements of the 1930s; Esther Shubs Fall of the Romanov Dynasty (1927), culled from pre-Soviet Russian newsreels gathered from Europe and America; Boris Barnets The House on Trubnaya (1928), often described as the best Soviet silent comedy ever; Lev Kuleshovs The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (1924), filled with stunts and comedy, along with the same directors By the Law (1926), a tense drama set in Alaska based upon a short story by Jack London; and Mikhail Kalatozovs Salt for Svanetia (1930), which explores the Caucasus region of Svanetia, a remote, mountainous area where the Ushkul tribe still lived in a stone-age culture. These films are presented with original Russian intertitles with English subtitles (optional on 4 of the films) except Turksib and The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty which have full-screen English intertitles; all have musical scores new for these editions by Robert Israel, Eric Beheim, Alexander Rannie or Zoran Borisavljevic. Grateful thanks are offered the Harvard Film Archive for access to several of its original 35mm prints.

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$69.95
1924-1930 595 min. / B&W Silent / Music 1:33:1

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A History of Early Soviet Film: A compelling and comprehensive film essay by Maxim Pozdorovkin and Ana Olenina, drawing on the material in these films to discuss the rise and fall of early Soviet film and its importance in world cinema. FA0022 LANDMARKS OF EARLY SOVIET FILM | PAGE 3

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THE ALLOY ORCHESTRA PLAYS

WILD AND WEIRD

HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOTS

INFERNO

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14 Fascinating and Innovative Films 1902-1965


Here are fourteen exciting short films some favorites, others unfamiliar produced between 1902 and 1965. They were photographed silent, but theyre not silent anymore. All boast new music composed and performed by the Alloy Orchestra, a three-man ensemble that critic Roger Ebert has called the best in the world at accompanying silent films. Alloy Orchestra shuns the nostalgic approach, successfully using found percussion and state-of-the-art electronics to reinvigorate films for new audiences with its unique sound, heard here in a spectacular variety of styles. Following D.W. Griffiths Those Awful Hats from 1909, the program proceeds in chronological order with many of the shorts separated by vintage hand-painted slides created for use in movietheaters a century ago. The selections are A Trip to the Moon (by Georges Mlis, with his original English narration), Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (Edwin S. Porter), The Red Spectre (Segundo de Chomon) The Acrobatic Fly (Percy Smith), The Thieving Hand and Princess Nicotine (Vitagraph Studios), Artheme Swallows His Clarinet (Eclipse Films), The Cameramans Revenge (Ladislas Starewicz), The Pet (Winsor McCay), The Play House (Buster Keaton, in a beautiful copy with all original titles), Filmstudie (Hans Richter), The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra (Robert Florey, Slavko Vorkapich and Gregg Toland), and Clay, or the Origin of Species (Eliot Noyes, Jr.). In 1964, director Henri-Georges Clouzot (Diabolique, The Raven, The Wages of Fear, The Picasso Mystery) chose Romy Schneider, age 26, and Serge Reggiani, 42, to star in Lenfer (Inferno), an enigmatic and original project with an unlimited budget. Reggiani was to play Marcel Prieur, the manager of a modest hotel in provincial France who becomes possessed by the demons of jealousy. Intended to be a cinematic event upon its release, three weeks after shooting began on Inferno, things took a turn for the worse. The project was stopped, and the images, which were said to be incredible, would remain unseen... Until now. Working closely with Clouzots widow, Ins, Serge Bromberg reconstructs Clouzots original vision, filling and explaining the gaps with new interviews, re-enactments and Clouzots own notes and storyboards. Midway between documentary and narrative, Henri-Georges Clouzots Inferno unveils, for the first time in nearly half a century, these luminous visions. It delivers an in-depth look at the masterpiece that might have been and explores the unnerving parallels between an artist and his work, featuring the original astonishing color expressionism that Clouzot captured on celluloid, a visual exploration of the directors own anxiety.

The digitally mastered materials in this new collection are sourced from high quality prints from around the world, offering wonder, laughter, absurdity, charm, and whimsy. They represent many genres and styles, including trick films, hand drawn as well as stop-motion animation, classic comedy, and avant-garde and surrealist surprises.

This Blu-ray presentation of the film features a brand-new HD transfer with 5.1 audio and English subtitles in addition to a number of HD special features.

This title comes with both a Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

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Allow Plays Filmstudie: A short film by David Davidson documenting The Alloy Orchestra in a recording session for one of the films in this collection. Also included is a booklet of notes on the individual films. PAGE 4 | FA0021 - WILD AND WEIRD

$29.95
1902-1965 / 140 min. B&W / Tinted Silent / Music 1:33:1

$39.95
2009 / 96 min. B&W / Color 5.1 Sound 1:85:1

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They Saw Inferno: A 57 minute behind the scenes featurette incorporating unseen material and new interviews; a 9 minute introduction by Director Serge Bromberg; an extensive, high resolution image gallery featuring rare photographs from the original production. FA0020 - INFERNO | PAGE 5

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A Restored Scandinavian Epic by George Schnevoigt


Laila, 1929s epically scaled Norwegian feature comes from Danish-German director and noted cinematographer George Schnevoigt, who brings every exotic corner of on-location Scandinavia to the forefront in a decades-spanning romantic adventure. Mona Mrtenson is Laila, a young girl separated from her parents as a baby and raised by a wealthy reindeer owner, Aslag (Peter Malberg), in the frozen tundra. Though she is returned a year later, Laila grows into a young woman of two worlds, at home with both her settled and nomadic upbringings. Laila soon finds herself in a love triangle with her foster brother Mellet (Henry Gleditsch) and her cousin Anders (Harald Schwenzen), played out against the backdrop of an encroaching plague. Expertly photographed with a shockingly modern cinematic flair, Laila goes from snowy mountaintops to lush green valleys, featuring treacherous waterfalls, packs of rampaging wolves and reindeer-pulled sled chases. Recently resurrected by and proudly presented in conjunction with the Norwegian Film Institute, Laila boasts a restored transfer and all-new subtitles as well as a brand new piano score by renowned composer Robert Israel.

LAILA

CHAPLIN AT KEYSTONE

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An International Collaboration of 35 Original Films


Charles Chaplin came to Mack Sennetts Keystone Studios late in 1913 as a little-known British vaudevillian, and after a year, had established his Tramp character, learned to write and direct his own films, and also achieved public recognition as a star comedian. Although Keystone did not publicize its performers by name, standees of Chaplins likeness outside theatres sufficed to attract audiences. The fact that all but one of the Chaplin Keystones exist is due to the stars enormous subsequent popularity. Most of the original Keystone negatives were simply printed away and the survival of all but a few depends upon a few original prints, a number of reissue prints, and some duped prints from later years. With the support of Association Chaplin (Paris), 35mm full aperture, early-generation materials were gathered over an eight year search on almost all the films from archives and collectors around the world, and were painstakingly pieced together and restored by the British Film Institute National Archive, the Cineteca di Bologna and its laboratory LImmagine Ritrovata in Italy, and Lobster Films in Paris. Most are now clear, sharp and rock-steady, although some reveal that their source prints are well-used and a handful survive only in 16mm. One can now understand Chaplins meteoric rise, for it is possible for the first time in generations to see clearly what clever and imaginative films he made at Keystone.

LAILA has been mastered in this new digital edition in partnership with Turner Classic Movies directly from the 2006 digital restoration carried out by Arild Jrgensen at the National Library of Norway, and Torulf Henriksen, at Nordisk Film Post Production, Oslo, Norway.

These editions feature all-new musical scores by outstanding practitioners of silent film accompaniment Eric Beheim, Neil Brand, Antonio Coppola, Frederick Hodges, Stephen Horne, Robert Israel, Rodney Sauer and The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, Ethan Uslan, and Ken Winokurs band Tillies Nightmare (accompanying the UCLA Film and Television Archive restoration of Tillies Punctured Romance).

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Laila, The Crowning Achievement of Norwegian Silent Cinema: A new illustrated essay by historian Casper Tybjerg; an original diary of actor Tryggve Larssen written during production; a complete rare photo album from a private collection covering the films production; biographical information of the principal actors and technicians. PAGE 6 | FA0019 - LAILA

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1929 / 145 min. B&W Silent / Music 1:37:1

$79.95
1914 / 590 min. B&W Silent / Sound 1:33:1

Bonus documentary detailing the international collaboration efforts; historian John Bengtson takes a then and now look at film locations in a 12-min. tour based on his book Silent Traces; a short excerpt from the newly discovered A Thief Catcher; the animated Charlies White Elephant; a gallery of rare photographs. An enclosed booklet: Film historian Jeffrey Vance provides an overview of the importance of the Chaplin Keystone comedies and detailed film notes.

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Cecil B. DeMilles Production of the Original 1927 Film


Sexy, jazz-loving and dressed to kill, Roxie Hart (Phyllis Haver) has a doting, handsome husband in Victor Varconi; not to mention a gold-digging affair on the side with Eugene Pallette, who pays and pays, eventually with his life. Put on trial for murder, Roxie secures lawyer Billy Flynn (Robert Edeson), equal part mob mouthpiece and publicity agent. When Roxie hits the headlines, the courtroom theatrics begin. Like the musical Chicago that won the Best Picture Academy Award and five other Oscars in 2002, this original 1927 version descends from a 1926 hit Broadway play by Maurine Watkins. Its a terrifically entertaining mix of humor and melodrama as well as a pungent critique of trash journalism. Frank Urson signed Chicago as director, although it is substantially the work of Cecil B. DeMille and his A-list technical staff. (DeMille apparently judged it unseemly to take full credit for this cynical and secular story while his religious spectacle The King of Kings was still in theatres!) Chicago is silent filmmaking at its peak, with an outstanding score for this edition by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. The 1927 Chicago was long believed a lost film, but a perfect print survived in Cecil B. DeMilles private collection. Restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive in 2006, it has since been widely performed to rapturous audiences.

CHICAGO

THE ITALIAN STRAW HAT


Un Chapeau de paille dItalie A Film by Ren Clair
The Italian Straw Hat is Ren Clairs sparkling comedy of manners a witty, delicate, inspired satire on propriety and behavior in the bourgeois mind-set. This is the only complete edition ever available to American viewers. Transposing the action of the perennial stage farce from 1851 to a summer wedding day in 1895 the birth of cinema Clair recalls detail, costume and design captured by the first movies. The film triumphantly survives its 1927 journey from stage to screen; a dozen eccentric characters, superbly acted, try desperately to keep up appearances in the face of disaster, their attitudes, concerns and gestures exquisitely stylized under Clairs deft orchestration. The sets and costumes, too are a charming combination of the suffocating and the exact. A bridegroom is riding to his marriage when his horse eats a straw hat hanging on a branch while its owner, a married lady, enjoys a tryst behind the bush with her lover, a fierce hussar. She cannot go home without her hat, so the groom interlaces his wedding with an attempt to find madam a twin chapeau, launching a series of misunderstandings and embarrassments. The Italian Straw Hat has few cinematic equals and inspired Pauline Kael to observe One of the funniest films ever made so expertly timed and choreographed that farce becomes ballet.

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This edition includes a brochure essay by Thomas Pauly on author Maurine Watkins and the factual background of Chicago, notes by Robert S. Birchard, author of Cecil B. DeMilles Hollywood, and a special documentary supplement, Chicago: The Real Roxie Hart by Jeffery Masino and Silas Lesnick based on research by David Pierce.

This edition features essays by both Lenny Borger and Iris Barry in an enclosed booklet with musical score notes by Rodney Sauer. The complete 1851 play Un Chapeau de paille d Italie by Eugene Labiche and Marc Michel, here in an English translation of 1916 as The Leghorn Hat, is included as a DVD-ROM extra.

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This 2-disc set includes two bonus films: The Golden Twenties (1950), a documentary feature produced by The March of Time from authentic footage of the era; and Oscarwinning Lauren Lazins The Flapper Story (1985), in which several self-declared children of the roaring twenties look back across the decades on their youthful lives. PAGE 8 | FA0017 - CHICAGO

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1927 / 119 min. B&W / Color Silent / Sound 1:37:1

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A short film by Ren Clair, La Tour (The Eiffel Tower) (1928) and Ferdinand Zeccas Noce en Goguette (Fun After The Wedding) (1907), typical of the early films that inspired Clair. FA0016 - THE ITALIAN STRAW HAT | PAGE 9

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An Adventure Serial in Three Parts by Boris Barnet & Fedor Ozep


Miss Mend, an action-packed adventure serial in three feature-length episodes, was produced in Russia with the goal of rivaling, and possibly even surpassing, the most entertaining American movies of the 1920s. Instead of the avant-garde works of Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov, Russian audiences were enchanted by fast-moving American films starring serial queens like Pearl White, swashbuckling heroes like Douglas Fairbanks, and comedians from the Keystone Cops to Lloyd, Keaton and Chaplin. Miss Mend meets them all head-on and hardly stops for breath. It features beautiful location photography, impressive stunt scenes (including horse, car and boat chases and a spectacular train wreck), all interspersed with visual references to German film classics like Nosferatu, Caligari and Dr. Mabuse. But the film partially set in an imagined America where everything is new and progressive also includes pointed comments on labor relations, racism, excessive wealth, and gratuitous violence. Mastered in high definition from superb 35mm film elements, this edition of Miss Mend is accompanied by a newly-recorded orchestral score by composer Robert Israel.

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BARDELYS THE MAGNIFICENT/MONTE CRISTO


The Lost Films of John Gilbert 2 Rediscovered Silent Classics
Bardelys the Magnificent, once thought lost forever, and Monte Cristo are two resurrected classics both top-of-the-line productions starring John Gilbert, one of the most handsome, passionate and popular stars of the 1920s. Bardelys the Magnificent (1926) is based upon the novel by Rafael Sabatini and directed by King Vidor, who just one year before had directed Gilbert in the smash hit The Big Parade. Set in France, the Marquis de Bardelys (Gilbert), a casual womanizer and accomplished swashbuckler, is entranced by Roxalanne de Lavedan (Eleanor Boardman). Set against a background of knavery and intrigue, he attempts to woo and win her. Lavishly mounted and superbly directed, Bardelys is a hugely entertaining romantic adventure. In Monte Cristo (1922) adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, and directed by Emmett J. Flynn Gilbert is Edmond Dantes, a sailor seeking revenge after being unjustly imprisoned for twenty years. This original Fox Film production spared no expense on this prestige film, with lavish sets and a distinguished supporting cast. The sole surviving copy of Monte Cristo has been restored with new English titles from the original script. Pianist Neal Kurz arranges and performs a new score of French music from the era. The sole surviving copy of Bardleys The Magnificent was found in France in 2006 and has been restored according to the original script. A gap in the recovered footage is bridged with stills, and footage from the original trailer, so the story is complete. The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra provides a score of period photoplay music. CLICK TO ORDER

This edition contains new English titles written by Soviet culture specialists Ana Olenina and Maxim Pozdorovkin as well as their booklet essay, Miss Mend and Soviet Americanism.

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Miss Mend: A Whirlwind Vision of An Imagined America: A 22 minute documentary by Maxim Pozdorovkin and Ana Olenina; The Music Behind Miss Mend: The Invisible Orchestra: A behind-the-scenes look at one of composer Robert Israels recording sessions in the Czech Republic. PAGE 10 | FA0014 - MISS MEND

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1926 / 285 min. B&W / Tinted Silent / Sound 1:33:1

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1926 / 198 min. B&W / Tinted Silent / Sound 1:33:1

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Bardelys the Magnificent features a full-length audio essay by Jeffrey Vance and Tony Maietta, who wrote the booklet essay and produced the documentary supplement Rediscovering John Gilbert which features an on-camera interview with John Gilberts daughter and biographer, Leatrice Gilbert Fountain.

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Silent Cinema on the High Seas


Discover a time when the truest adventure had the wind at your back and an infinite horizon. Under Full Sail: Silent Cinema On The High Seas proudly collects five breathtaking films that preserve the romance, grandeur and allure of windjammers sailing open waters, exquisitely photographed in the style of the time. The Yankee Clipper (1927), produced by Cecil B. DeMille and directed by Rupert Julian, restored to the most complete version available since the films release, is a feature-length melodrama recreating the real-life race from Foo Chow to Boston for the China tea trade. The gorgeous production filmed at sea for six weeks aboard the 1856 wooden square-rigger Indiana with stars William Boyd, Elinor Fair and Frank Junior Coghlan. Organist Dennis James accompanies the film on an original-installation 1928 Wurlitzer pipe organ. Around the Horn in a Square Rigger (1933) was filmed by noted sailor and author Alan Villiers documenting the record-breaking 83-day voyage of the 1902 barque Parma from Australia to England in the 1933 Grain Race. The Square Rigger (1932), an early sound short filmed as part of Foxs Magic Carpet of Movietone, shows life aboard the schoolship Dar Pomorza, The White Frigate. Ship Ahoy (1928) is a unique record of the conditions and traditions of the North American lumber trade.

UNDER FULL SAIL

DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS

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A Modern Musketeer A Collection of 11 Modern Films


Douglas Fairbanks energetic, optimistic character, ingratiating smile and graceful, acrobatic style made him one of the most admired stars in the world during the 1910s. By 1917, he had established his own production company. In 1919, along with Charles Chaplin, Mary Pickford and D. W. Griffith, Fairbanks formed United Artists Corporation. This five-disc DVD collection includes eleven of the delightful modern-dress comedies, westerns, satires, dream-fantasies and romances which made Fairbanks a popular hero, before he launched into the costume spectacles for which he is best remembered. Beginning with 4 films from 1916 by Triangle-Fine Arts: His Picture in the Papers, The Mystery of the Leaping Fish, Flirting With Fate and The Matrimaniac, the collection continues with 3 films produced by Fairbanks for Artcraft / Famous Players-Lasky Corp.: Wild and Woolly (1917), Reaching for the Moon (1917) and A Modern Musketeer (1918). Last are 4 features Fairbanks produced for United Artists: When the Clouds Roll By (1919), The Mollycoddle (1920), The Mark of Zorro (1920) and The Nut (1921). These ebullient films benefit from gifted collaborators, including writer Anita Loos and directors Allan Dwan and Victor Fleming. This work showcases the lively All-American character Fairbanks would continue to draw upon in his later 1920s epics.

This collection is complemented with a ten-minute sequence from Down to the Sea in Ships (1922), which documents an authentic whale hunt from the 1878 wooden ship Wanderer out of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Many of the films in this collection have been digitally mastered from 35mm or original-negative sources with music scores created for these editions by Eric Beheim, Philip Carli, Frederick Hodges, Robert Israel, the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra and Franklin Stover.

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1927-1933 / 130 min. B&W / Tinted Silent / Sound 1:33:1

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A Conversation with Frank Junior Coghlan: An audio reminiscence about the filming of The Yankee Clipper. An enclosed booklet includes detailed program notes by film scholar and U.S. Navy marine engineer John E. Stone and an essay about the scoring of The Yankee Clipper by organist Dennis James. FLICKER ALLEY | 2011 PRODUCT CATALOG

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1916-1921 / 760 min. B&W / Tinted Silent / Sound 1:33:1

A Modern Musketeer, long thought lost, is finally complete in a new restoration by The Danish Film Institute in partnership with The Museum of Modern Art. It includes an optional audio essay by Tony Maietta and Jeffrey Vance, who also contribute an illustrated booklet essay. Stills gallery containing over 40 images from Fairbankss personal collection + original pressbook materials from several films.

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PERILSIMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE (1910-1915) OF THE NEW LAND FILMS OF THE


The Italian & Traffic In Souls
This two-disc DVD set features The Italian (1915) and Traffic in Souls (1913), two riveting and important social dramas from the earliest years of feature-length cinema on the American silent screen. Representing a time when movies were more dedicated to advocacy and reform than to escapist entertainment, both are honored with inclusion in The National Film Registry (which selects up to twenty-five culturally, historically or aesthetically significant films each year). The Italian, produced by Thomas H. Ince and directed by Reginald Barker, stars George Beban as the character of Beppo, a gondolier who comes to America and settles in lower Manhattan. There, he operates a shoeshine business, eventually saving enough money to import his fiance. Crime and poverty soon impact their lives and there is no artificial happy ending. Exploiting a recent expos of prostitution rings, Traffic In Souls is a very accomplished work for its time. Making excellent use of New York City locations, the film proved to be a huge financial success. In addition, this two-DVD set presents three films from the pioneer Edison Company: Police Force, New York City (1910), The Call of the City (1912) and McQuade of the Traffic Squad (1915).

JACCUSE

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A Film by Abel Gance


JAccuse, Gances extraordinary breakthrough work, is a World War I drama considered to be one of the most technically advanced films of the era and the first major pacifist film. This seminal cinematic achievement stars Marise Dauvray as Edith, a young woman who is unhappily married to an older man, Franois (Sverin-Mars), but is actually in love with a young poet, Jean Diaz (Romuald Joub). Both Jean and Franois end up on the front lines of World War I while Edith is captured by German forces and suffers atrocities at the hands of the soldiers. Gance contrasts individual human suffering with the larger horrors of war, depicted with stark realism. JAccuse introduced such technical advances as rapid-cut editing style and highly expressive camerawork and lighting. Gance, who had served briefly in the military, returned to active service in 1919 in order to film real battle scenes to include in the project. In the early 1920s, Gance revised the plot, titles, and editing for peacetime presentation. That had been the only version of the film available until now. This new French-titled, tinted edition is a reconstruction of the films original 1919 montage. It contains many original art cards with optional English subtitles.

Traffic In Souls features a piano score by Philip Carli. The Italian features a compiled score of authentic photoplay music performed by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra led by Rodney Sauer (who also provides the music for the three Edison shorts).

This digital restoration of JAccuse is a joint project of Lobster Film Studios, Paris, the Netherlands Filmmuseum and Flicker Alley. Technical advisors were Kevin Brownlow and Lenny Borger. New English title translation by Lenny Borger. A new orchestral score has been arranged and conducted by Robert Israel.

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The Italian: Optional scene-specific audio essay by University of Michigan Professor Giorgio Bertellini. Traffic In Souls: Optional audio essay by University of California Professor Shelley Stamp. DVD Booklet containing reproductions of original promotional materials, photos and a vintage review for each film. PAGE 14 | FA0010 - PERILS OF THE NEW LAND

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$39.95
1910-1915 / 210 min. B&W / Tinted Silent / Sound 1:33:1

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1919 / 166 min. B&W / Tinted Silent / Music 1:33:1

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New booklet essay by renowned film historian Kevin Brownlow; Bonus Films: Paris Pendant La Guerre (Paris During The War) (1915) and Fighting the War (1916) both feature Fotoplayer scores by Robert Israel; essay by historian Leslie Hankins; notes on the restoration. FA0009 - JACCUSE | PAGE 15

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First Wizard of Cinema (1896-1913)


173 RARE AND REDISCOVERED ORIGINAL FILMS
Film historian Georges Sadoul called Georges Mlis the father of narrative cinema, and the first man in the world to decide consciously that he wanted to make films. Mliss seminal fantasy and science fiction films still retain the power to entertain and delight more than 100 years later. This collection marks the first occasion that this key filmmaker has received a major home video retrospective anywhere in the world. Mlis built the worlds first movie studio in 1896 near Paris; from it cascaded fantastic magic films, dream films, historical reconstructions, imaginary journeys, melodramas, slapstick comedies even erotic films. Examples of all are included, with many still retaining power to astonish and charm. This monumental thirteen-hour collection gathers for the first time on five DVDs nearly all the surviving films of Georges Mlis from his first, Card Party (1896) to his last, The Voyage of the Bouririchon Family (1913), bracketing more than 170 others. A genuine virtuoso, Mlis produced and directed his films while also devising the narratives; designing the sets, costumes and props; and frequently performing the leading parts. Arranged in chronological order, this set makes widely available for the first time both the breadth and the depth of his work,

GEORGES MLIS

GEORGES MLIS ENCORE


New Discoveries (1896 - 1911)
disclosing a highly imaginative artists discovery of the possibilities of cinema. Included in this unparalleled collection are the celebrated and famous journey films, among them: A Trip to the Moon, The Impossible Voyage, The Kingdom of Fairies, The Merry Frolics of Satan, The Palace of the Arabian Nights and The Conquest of the Pole. Fifteen films are reproduced from partial or complete hand-colored original prints. Thirteen are presented with the original English narrations written by Mlis. This home video release calls for a re-evaluation of the early years of cinema by scholars and historians, for it reveals Mlis to have been the most accomplished filmmaker in the world during that time. For example, his 1896 film The Nightmare has seven shots with exact matches on cuts; Lumiere, Edison and Biograph films of that year were one shot each. The enclosed booklet includes a foreword by Norman McLaren, a superb essay by John Frazer and an index to the films by genre. New music has been prepared by ten leading practitioners of silent film accompaniment. Georges Mlis can now be seen not only as a great pioneer but also as the most accomplished filmmaker in the world during the first years of cinema.

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This unprecedented set was produced by Eric Lange and David Shepard and has been assembled from archival and private holdings in eight countries. The quality of these film elements is variable, of course. Many look stunning; a few are fragmentary, others are longer than earlier-known versions.

GEORGES MLIS: ENCORE New Discoveries (1896-1911) This bonus collection offers 26 additional Mlis films, produced by Mlis between 1896 and 1911. This single-disc, supplemental collection, taken on its own, is also a fine survey of Mlis achievements. They further support that Mlis was the most accomplished filmmaker in the world during the first years of cinema. These films feature new music by Antonio Coppola, Eric Beheim, and Joe Rinaudo.

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Le Grand Mlis (Georges Franju, 1953): A lovely half-hour introductory film, features Mliss widow (who performed in many Mlis films) and Andr Mlis portraying his father.
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$89.95
1896-1913 / 782 min. B&W / Tinted Silent / Sound 1:33:1

$19.95
1896-1911 / 114 min B&W / Tinted Silent / Music 1:33:1
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Excursion to the Moon and Magic Roses: Two films in the Mlis style by Segundo de Chomon, which for many years were misidentified as Georges Mlis own work. FA0015 - GEORGES MLIS | PAGE 17

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A Film by Abel Gance


Never before released in the United States, this monumental French film is one of the most extraordinary achievements in the whole history of cinema. Written and directed by Abel Gance, three years in production and for its time unprecedented in length and complexity of emotion, La Roue pushed the frontiers of film art beyond all previous efforts. The story deals with Sisif, a locomotive engineer who saves Norma, an infant girl, from a train wreck and raises her as his adopted daughter. Norma thinks Sisifs son Elie is her brother and, when the two fall in love, she leaves to marry a virtual stranger. Sisif is also obsessed with her and the plot elaborates this triangular relationship. German director G. W. Pabst, an ardent admirer of La Roue, was encouraged by Gances example to undertake his own remarkable explorations of human psychology in such silent films as Pandoras Box and Diary of a Lost Girl. Gance pioneered a dazzlingly innovative style of rapid montage that revolutionized filmmaking around the world. Like Intolerance and Citizen Kane, La Roue became a source book of cinematic invention that reverberated in countless other classic films over the decades. It was hailed by artists and intellectuals who recognized it as a stunning advance in modern art. Said Akira Kurosawa, The first film that really impressed me was La Roue.

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SAVED FROM THE FLAMES

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54 Rare & Restored Films on 3 DVDs 1896-1944


New Beginnings: Seven films, including the early cinematic experiments of Lumire, Georges Mendel and others; featuring Cyrano De Bergerac from 1900. Magical Movies: Five early fantasy and trick films, including astonishing stop-motion animation from 1911. Seeing The World: Ten films, including a transatlantic crossing in a Zeppelin dirigible and a film promoting Josephine Bakers wild revue at the Folies-Bergre. Laughing Like We Used To: Seven comedies, including four restored from turn of the century Italy and France and a frenetic Mack Sennett gag fest with tin lizzies galore. Drawings And Models: Six works of animation: Fantasmagorie from 1908, three cartoons from the Fleischer Studios. Grace Notes: Rare musical performances by Reinhardt, Ellington and Armstrong. Persuade Me: Eleven films designed to influence, including three WW-II era musical shorts and a paean to the 1936 Chevrolet, selected for the National Film Registry. Tell Me A Story: Narratives from 1912-1913 by D.W. Griffith, Lois Weber and Thomas Ince, all mastered from beautiful 35 mm film elements.
Saved From The Flames is a unique and wonderful collection of 54 rare and restored short films from the inflammable years of cinema. Movies were once made on nitrate film stock which has a chemical composition similar to gunpowder and is highly vulnerable to fire and decay. This remarkable seven-hour anthology, organized in eight thematic groups over three DVDs, presents amazing treasures from the vaults of Lobster Films in Paris and from the Blackhawk Films Collection, rescued during half a century of gathering movies from the nitrate era.

A new English language restoration with a running time of nearly four and a half hours, the fullest presentation of La Roue to reach the public since 1923. The film is accompanied by a phenomenal new symphonic score by Robert Israel.

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Bonus short film that provides a vivid documentary record of the great work in production; slide show of original press book material; new booklet essay by William M. Drew on the history and impact of La Roue; comments by Robert Israel on the score. PAGE 18 | FA0008 - LA ROUE

$39.95
1923 / 270 min B&W / Tinted Silent / Music 1:33:1

$49.95
1896-1944 / 410 min. B&W / Tinted / Color Silent / Sound 1:33:1

SPECIAL FEATURE - THREE DISC DVD COLLECTION Stolen Kisses: Here, just like in Cinema Paradiso, is an actual reel of stolen kisses.
Prior to Lobsters acquisition, the clips had never been spliced together, so it is clear that the projectionist never intended to watch them again.
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DISCOVERING CINEMA
Learning To Talk & Movies Dream In Color
A two-disc DVD set comprised of Learning to Talk and Movies Dream in Color, produced by Lobster Films/Histoire, 2003-2004. Film historians Eric Lange and Serge Bromberg compiled materials from their own Lobster Films collection as well as material from archives throughout Europe and the USA to create these two historic documentaries illustrating the birth of sound and color cinema, perhaps the greatest cultural achievement of the twentieth century. Told from a European perspective, American viewers of these documentaries will be surprised by moving footage of Emile Reynauds pre-cinema animated projected entertainment Pantomimes Lumineuse, the gadget-packed Allefex machine for live sync sound effects, Gaumonts 1905 Chronophone sound film system (using a compressed-air amplifier and their Chronochrome three-color systems) and additional unique examples of the Kodacolor lenticular color system, Kinemacolor (an additive system using filters) and NotoFilm (In which notes of the intended musical accompaniment streams across the bottom of the silent screen). Special Bonus Feature: Discovering Cinema also contains over two and a half hours of bonus materials.

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Rediscovering an Icon of Silent Film


As one of the most iconic personalities of the silent film era, Rudolph Valentino achieved an unprecedented level of fame due in part to his exotic good looks and a magnetic personality that leapt from the screen. His undeniable cultural resonance, coupled with his untimely death in August of 1926, has made him a recognizable and still-relevant figure throughout the world. Valentino: Rediscovering an Icon of Silent Film features digital reconstructions and home video premieres of four previously unavailable Valentino films a new digital reconstruction of two lost films: The Young Rajah (1922) and Stolen Moments (1920), featuring new musical scores by Jon Mirsalis, A Society Sensation (1918), featuring Bob Mitchell at the pipe organ, and Moran of the Lady Letty (1922), featuring a restoration of the films original intertitle text and tinting and a new score by Robert Israel. The collection boasts an extensive assortment of bonus short films (with new musical scores), rare audio recordings, previously unpublished photos, promotional materials, production photos and other rare items detailing several aspects of Valentinos remarkable life and legacy, sure to fascinate film fans and scholars alike. Special Bonus Features: Virtual Scrapbooks Over 175 historical documents Whos Who In Hollywood Over 80 pages of photos and biographical information

ADDITIONAL BONUS MATERIALS: Two 1908 films with songs performed by Enrico Caruso An example of a part-talkie as an episode of the silent serial The Collegians The first hand-painted Lumire films from the end of the nineteenth century A vintage stencil-colored Paris fashion review from the mid-1920s Unique color film images of the Marx Brothers shot in 1930

Valentino In Memoriam: An exceptional collection of rare images and vintage audio recordings including the Lady In Black Valentino Forever: A new short film documenting the Valentino memorial services Valentino Landmarks: Explore significant locations of Valentinos life in Hollywood A Friend Remembered: A collection of over 75 behind the scenes and candid images photographed by Paul Ivano New Booklet Essay: DVD introduction by Emily W. Leider, author of Dark Lover

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La Cucaracha (1934): A fantastic new restoration of the first live action film to utilize the three-strip Technicolor process, struck from the original nitrate negatives
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$29.95
267 min. B&W / Tinted / Color Silent / Sound 1:33:1

$39.95
1918-1922 / 226 min. B&W / Tinted / Color Silent / Sound 1:33:1

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Vintage Bonus Films: Rare silent shorts including A Trip to Paramountown, Screen Snapshots, and Character Studies; Round About Hollywood: An early Cinecolor travelogue and Rudolph Valentino: An early memorial tribute film, including unique Valentino footage never before seen. FA0004 - VALENTINO | PAGE 21

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A Film by F.W. Murnau


Presented in partnership with the Friedrich-WilhelmMurnau-Foundation, Phantom marked a major turning point in the influential career of cinema poet F.W. Murnau. In this beautifully reconstructed and restored edition (from an amazingly detailed original 1922 negative) Alfred Abel (Metropolis, Dr. Mabuse) plays Lorenz Lubota, a man obsessed with his own desires to achieve fame and wealth and who must confront the barriers of class keeping him from a woman (Lya de Putti) with whom he has had a fateful encounter. This powerfully expressive and surprisingly insightful film is a triumph of German Weimar cinema and a wonderful collaboration of many of its most skilled artisans and recognizable performers. Through dazzling visuals and memorable characters, Phantom paints a portrait of the corrupting influence of money, the conformity of societal norms, and the redemptive power of family. Special Bonus Features: Invitation To Phantom A new 15 minute examination of the artistry and production history of Phantom by UCLA film historian Janet Bergstrom The Colors of Phantom A 12-page booklet essay on color tint identification and restoration by archivists Luciano Berriata and Camille Blot-Wellens

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A Serial in Twelve Episodes by Louis Feuillade


This remarkably inventive and dreamlike French serial by the great Louis Feuillade represents a highlight in French filmmaking. One of cinemas first superheroes, the mysterious Judex (Ren Crest) is torn between an oath of justice against the wealthy banker Favraux, who had earlier wronged his family, and his secret love of Favrauxs daughter, Jacqueline. This framework is the basis of a series of extraordinary and engaging incidents involving Judexs brother (Edouard Math), the evil Diana Monti (Musidora) and her accomplices, the detective Cocantin (Marcel Lvesque) and the charming Licorice Kid (Boutde-Zan), all of them regular players in Feuillades grand tapestries.

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A beautiful new, speed-corrected NTSC film transfer, restored with original tints A new, digitally recorded orchestral score by renowned silent film composer Robert Israel A new, English language edition of the film prepared in collaboration with the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation, Wiesbaden, Germany Cast and Crew Biographies Over 80 pages of biographical information and unique photographs

THE GARDEN OF EDEN


A Film by Lewis Milestone
The Garden of Eden is a thoroughly entertaining romantic comedy from 1928 and an important film for both its beguiling star, Corinne Griffith (an early Academy Award Best Actress nominee; The Divine Lady -1929), and talented director, Lewis Milestone (a two-time Academy Award Best Director winner; Two Arabian Knights 1928; All Quiet on the Western Front -1930). The film was scripted by Hans Kraley, a scenarist of four 1920s Ernst Lubitsch comedies and contains gorgeous production design by William Cameron Menzies. The digital edition of this stylish and sophisticated film is mastered from what is considered to be the best surviving elements and includes a new music score arranged and performed by Robert Israel. Includes 2 rare bonus shorts

If every silent film could look like this, the notions of that periods primitivism would be put permanently and deservedly to rest. Here is one very happy marriage of 20th-century art and 21st-century technology. Dave Kehr - The New York Times PAGE 22 | FA0003 - PHANTOM

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1922 / 120 min. B&W / Tinted Silent / Music 1:33:1

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1917 / 315 min / B&W / Tinted / Silent / Music 1:33:1

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Bringing Film History to New Audiences

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