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.
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.
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.
The Light of Faith (1922)
A cheapie release of some Lon Chaney films. They’re all available elsewhere but, like I said, cheap.
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.
The Extra Girl (1923)
A real charmer from Mabel Normand. I have the 2008 Kino DVD edition.
The Matinee Idol (1928)
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