News from the Silent Movie Front: Rudolph Valentino, Alice Guy and Conrad Veidt

We have so many goodies in the pipeline! Three popular favorites are getting sparkling new releases.

New Edition of Rudolph Valentino The Silent Idol: His Life in Photographs

Donna Hill has published her second edition of her photographic biography of Rudolph Valentino and it is absolutely crammed to the brim with fabulous images of Rudy, his co-stars and his public. You can order a copy here.

The Indian Tomb for Region B

You know I absolutely love The Indian Tomb, the flawed and incredibly long German epic starring Conrad Veidt. It has long been out of print, which vexes me very much. Well, if you can play region B Blurays and speak German (there are no subtitles), there’s a new release version available. Huzzah! Or I guess I should say HURRA! You can order it from Germany here.

Alice Guy Documentary

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache will be released on DVD by Kino Lorber on August 20, 2019. You can pre-order a copy here. It’s available for rental or purchase from most major platforms, including YouTube.


  1. Keith S.

    I’ve just watched the 2000 version which I bought via the internet. Visually it is very good, but the score is a bit dull.
    The cast is good generally and Conrad Veidt is, as ever, superb. If ever you want to see someone acting ” with his eyes” here’s the man to turn to! Watch his bedroom scene with Baclanova in The Man who Laughs and you’ll know what I mean.

  2. Keith S.

    Well, it’s a cracking film, anyway, and I recommend it to everyone. Maybe I’ll put the new version on my birthday list ( which means I’ll buy it for myself on or near the day!)

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