News from the Silent Movie Front: Mary Pickford, the New Blus and Other Goodies

Just a few news items this time but I think they’re pretty amazing.

Fanchon the Cricket and Little Annie Rooney starring Mary Pickford on DVD and Bluray from Flicker Alley

Oh yes! Those of you who have been reading for a while know that the current DVD releases of Little Annie Rooney are my go-to examples of silent film scores done wrong. I mean, how hard is it not to play Jingle Bells during a death scene?

So, I am thrilled to spread the news that the good people of Flicker Alley are releasing a quality edition of Little Annie Rooney with a newly-commission custom score. THANK GOODNESS! Its release date is set for November 13, 2018 and you can pre-order the DVD/Bluray set here.

Flicker Alley is also releasing the never-on-home-video Fanchon the Cricket the same day. You can pre-order the DVD/Bluray here.

Oh yeah, more Mary Pickford on home video! Happy dance! Happy dance!

(Flicker Alley usually offers pre-order sales as well, so be sure to visit their site to see if you can save a few bucks on these fine releases.)

Grapevine’s New Blus

Grapevine has announced that it is releasing Blurays of The Last Warning and Made for Love.

The Last Warning is a mad stylish locked theater mystery directed by Paul Leni. You can read my review here.

Made for Love is a bonkers archeological romance and is something to behold. You can read my review here.

And in the not-quite-so-new-releases, do be sure to snag a copy of Undercrank’s wonderful DVD of 1913 talkies (yes, the date is correct) entitled The Kinetophone: A Fact! A Reality! I think you will be delighted. And if you’re interested, a complete 1917 night at the movies released by (checks notes) me is available too. Wink.


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4 Replies to “News from the Silent Movie Front: Mary Pickford, the New Blus and Other Goodies”

  1. Please let people know about the “Mary Pickford Foundation” and the importance that they have had in releasing quality prints of the star.

    1. Aren’t they great? I hope more Pickford titles from the 1910s in particular are released. Those were the pictures that made her America’s Sweetheart in the first place and I would be first in line to see and buy more. :mrgreen:

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