Silent Movie Gift Guide or What to Get the Movie Geek Who Has Everything

You know a movie geek and you know that “normal” movie-related items just aren’t going to do the trick. Never fear, I’m here with a curated selection of nerdy items to please the pickiest silent movie geek.

This is all new stuff, it has been released within the calendar year. I hope you enjoy browsing!

Box Sets

Talk about epic! This 11-disc Bluray set includes all of the latest restorations of Fritz Lang’s silent films, plus one that he wrote but did not direct (The Plague of Florence). Perfect for the film nerd, you can learn more and order here.

Complete Contents:

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

This is a six-disc DVD/Bluray combo pack with pictures from 14 women directors. Most are from the silent era or worked in silence but there are a few talkies in the mix as well. An illuminating box from Flicker Alley and an important piece of film history. Learn more and order here.


You can get just one of these or build your own set with some suggested duos and trios.

The Sheik and Son of the Sheik

Lovely, crisp transfers and new scores for Valentino’s signature role. You can order The Sheik here and Son of the Sheik here.

The Criterion Collection has released a new edition of The Lodger, famously the first Hitchcock Hitchcock film. You can order it here.

The iconic silent dinosaur picture has been restored, special color sequences reinstated and all of this on Bluray. Ideal for silent movie buffs and creature feature fans alike. Order here.

Marion Davies

Enjoy the famously lavish production values of the silent era with this Marion Davies trio from Undercrank. When Knighthood was in Flower is a DVD/Bluray combo and Beauty’s Worth and The Bride’s Play are both DVD.


You can order a Rudolph Valentino in Costume 2018 calendar here or a 2018 Silent Movies Calendar: Music is Half the Picture here.

365 days of silent movie goodness. Sounds like a deal to me!


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  1. Marie Roget

    Still mining your excellent gift guide: just wrapped up DVD pre-Yule shopping by ordering two copies of Early Women Filmmakers and the Fritz Lang boxed set for some dear friends!

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