I’m back with another peek into my silent movie collection. If you want to catch up on other “shelfie” posts, you can find them here.
I’m based in California, so these films are quite possibly region 1. Readers living outside the region will need to make sure they have a region-free player before grabbing one of these titles.
Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922)
Fritz Lang’s long, long, looooong tale of a criminal mastermind was released as a two-DVD set by Kino. I also have the more recent Bluray release.
This is a veritable who’s who of European talent: Lars Hanson, Gustav Fröhlich,
Dita Parlo, directed by Joe May… The Grapevine release is of the American cut.
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
I have the Milestone DVD release of Lotte Reiniger’s groundbreaking full-length animated feature.
The Chess Player (1927)
I have the Milestone release of The Chess Player, a really interesting historical/sci-fi mashup with impressive camerawork in the bargain.
Earth, Chess Fever and The End of St. Petersberg
I have this Kino release of a triple feature of Soviet classics. I do love my Soviet cinema! Of the three, I have only reviewed Chess Fever so far.
¡Que viva México! (1932/1979)
I have Kino’s release of Eisenstein’s unfinished film as completed nearly five decades later.
I hope you enjoyed the show and tell shelfie!