Unboxing the Silents: Kino Lorber’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin Three Ways on Bluray (and win your own copy)

This is a very interesting collection and will surely inspire its share of historical research: three-and-a-half versions of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Two versions of the Universal super production (1927), the World Film feature (1914) and the Vitagraph two-reeler (1911).

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Unboxing the Silents: Fragment of an Empire on Bluray from Flicker Alley

We’re in for a treat, a look at a new restoration of Fragment of an Empire, a 1929 Soviet drama directed by Fridrikh Ermler. A collaboration between the EYE Filmmuseum, Gosfilmofond of Russia, and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, this restoration combines materials held by EYE and the Cinémathèque Suisse to create the most complete version of the film available in decades.

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Unboxing the Silents: Two W.C. Fields Silent Films on Bluray from Kino (with bonus Louise Brooks)

Here’s some exciting news for comedy fans: Kino is releasing two of W.C. Fields’ silent comedies today! While his voice is iconic, it’s fascinating to see what he could do with pantomime. Oh, and one of the films features Louise Brooks.

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Unboxing the Silents: “Beggars of Life” with Louise Brooks on Bluray

This new restoration of Beggars of Life, a 1928 drama starring Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen and Wallace Beery and directed by William Wellman, has been making the festival rounds but this is you chance to own it. I’ll be going through the contents of this disc and showcasing what it has to offer.

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