Shelfie: Rudolph Valentino, Drugs and Alaska

I’m back with another peek into my silent movie collection, another grab bag of mainstream American releases this time. If you want to catch up on other “shelfie” posts, you can find them here.

I’m based in California, so while these films might be region-free, they are quite possibly region 1 or region A. Readers living outside the region will need to check their equipment before purchasing.

Rudolph Valentino: The Great Lover

I mainly got this for the included copy of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Alas, there has yet to be a definitive restoration released.

You can learn more and order a copy here.

The Trail of ’98 (1928)

This is a Gold Rush picture released with synchronized sound effects and music. Probably most famous for the number of stuntmen it killed. I have the 2009 Warner Archive release.

Read my review here.

You can learn more and order a copy here.

The Heart of Wetona (1918)

The only version of this film available is the 2014 Alpha release, not too great. Highly recommended for fans of it’s-so-bad-it’s-good films.

Read my review here.

Learn more and order here.

The Light of Faith (1922)

A cheapie release of some Lon Chaney films. They’re all available elsewhere but, like I said, cheap.

Learn more and order here.

The Devil’s Needle: Tales of Vice and Redemption

Absolutely smashing set with three social films of the 1910s, The Devil’s Needle, Children of Eve and The Inside of the White Slave Traffic. It’s available on DVD and Bluray. Highly recommended.

Read my review of The Devil’s Needle here.

Read my review of Children of Eve here.

Read my review of The Inside of the White Slave Traffic here.

Learn more and order here.

The Extra Girl (1923)

A real charmer from Mabel Normand. I have the 2008 Kino DVD edition.

Read my review here.

Learn more and order here.

The Matinee Idol (1928)

Early Frank Capra AND Bessie Love? How can I resist? This is an official restoration from Columbia released on DVD in 1999.

Learn more and order here.

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