News from the Silent Movie Front: Tons of Blurays, Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau, Cartoons and more Lon Chaney

As we come to the end of the year, we have a ton of silent film releases to enjoy. Most of these films are available on Bluray for the first time ever.

London Symphony on Bluray

A modern take on silent era city symphonies, London Symphony has been making the film festival rounds but now it’s available on Bluray in North America thanks to Flicker Alley. You can order the disc directly from them.

Restored Last Laugh on Bluray

F.W. Murnau’s The Last Laugh is considered to be one of his masterpieces and will be released on Bluray in North America on November 14, 2017. The Kino edition will feature a choice of two scores, a making-of featurette and, most importantly, a 2K restoration.

Learn more and pre-order here.

Fritz Lang Box Set

If you have the dough, this box is a great way to fill out your Fritz requirements. (Retail price is just shy of $150 for twelve discs.)

Woman in the Moon (1929)
Spies (1928)
Metropolis (1927)
Die Nibelungen (1924)
Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922)
Destiny (1921)
Four Around the Woman (1921)
The Wandering Shadow (1920)
Harakiri (1919)
The Spiders (1919)
The Plague of Florence (1919)

The main attraction is finally getting Lang’s early silents on Bluray. This set will be released November 21, 2017. You can learn more and order here.

New Cartoon Roots

The Stathes Collection presents a set of scary ‘toons from 1907 to 1936. Animators include Disney, Fleischer and J. Stuart Blackton and series include Felix the Cat, Mutt & Jeff and Tom & Jerry. The disc features music by Robert Israel and Charlie Judkins.

You can learn more and order this DVD/Bluray combo here.

More Lon Chaney

A Dorothy Phillips vehicle that features an early appearance from Lon Chaney, only three of Triumph’s five reels survive but Grapevine is making them available on DVD and Bluray. You can learn more and order the film here.

If you can’t get enough Lon, check out my recent unboxing of Undercrank’s three-film set.


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4 Replies to “News from the Silent Movie Front: Tons of Blurays, Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau, Cartoons and more Lon Chaney”

  1. I bought the Blu-Ray of London Symphony from Flicker Alley. I have to say that I enjoyed it and thought it was well done.

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