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WHV Announcement: The Big Parade (Blu-ray)

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#1 of 36 Ronald Epstein

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Posted June 03 2013 - 05:14 AM

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#2 of 36 David_B_K

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Posted June 03 2013 - 05:39 AM

Great! Must-have for me. I see no mention of the music score. I ssure hope they use the same Carl Davis score as was used on the VHS.


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Posted June 03 2013 - 06:07 AM

:D this announcement made my day, waiting on pre-order

 

 

there are some other silent that I would love to see WB get around to, but that would be showing my "Greed"


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#4 of 36 Robert Crawford

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Posted June 03 2013 - 06:11 AM

And people said Warner isn't doing anything with their catalog titles.


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#5 of 36 Matt Hough

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Posted June 03 2013 - 06:26 AM

Was expecting this announcement, and now look forward eagerly to the release.



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Posted June 03 2013 - 09:25 AM

Very glad to see WHV finally give this film the deluxe treatment it deserves.

 

Needless to say, sales of this item will likely be a key factor it the chance of getting more silent films released from the WB, including some of the major MIA ones like The Wind and Greed.


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Posted June 03 2013 - 09:31 AM

I thought this one would get bumped to the archives. Super excited to get this blu as a blind buy!



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Posted June 03 2013 - 09:49 AM

I am very very happy!
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#9 of 36 Patrick McCart

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Posted June 03 2013 - 09:49 AM

Great news! This is at the top of my most wanted silents. Hopefully this sells enough to encourage Warner to release all their other A-list silents to Blu.



#10 of 36 Brandon Conway

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Posted June 03 2013 - 11:06 AM

So excited for this. I hope it sells well, because I am practically BEGGING Warner for a quality release of Vidor's The Crowd at this point.


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"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


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Posted June 03 2013 - 12:04 PM

This is a HUGE announcement. It's been one of the most sought after missing titles, as was Wings.



#12 of 36 Steve...O

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Posted June 03 2013 - 03:33 PM

Thanks, WHV!  I will buy this and, as others said, hope that this sells well enough to bring out more titles.  WINGS from Paramount was a great BD also and it's gratifying knowing that 21st century audiences can watch films that their grandparents and great grandparents perhaps saw in their local cinema.


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Posted June 03 2013 - 06:54 PM

Anxious to get this.....nice to see a top-notch presentation. It should be gorgeous quality, since it was restored from the then-recently-rediscovered camera negative a few years ago.



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Posted June 03 2013 - 07:18 PM

I am very excited about this.  I can only echo the sentiments of others who have posted, I hope that this sells well enough to encourage Warner to release more silents.  :)



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Posted June 03 2013 - 08:31 PM

I'm suspicious of this being the highest grossing silent but it's still good to see it coming out.  Hopefully THE WIND will be up next (or at least soon).



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Posted June 03 2013 - 10:14 PM

I'm suspicious of this being the highest grossing silent but it's still good to see it coming out.  Hopefully THE WIND will be up next (or at least soon).

 

It was the biggest box office hit of Hollywood silent film production. It simply shattered records when it was released, and with silent film going away in the US within the five years after it nothing ever got a real chance to defeat it. It's estimated to have earned somewhere between $18-22 million worldwide. Depending on the records referenced, this may or may not have surpassed The Birth of a Nation, but the thing with Birth is that it pre-dates what most consider the "modern era" style of studio production that was prominent in the 1920s.

 

Of course, ultimately whether it was the highest grossing silent film before The Artist or not is a bit of marketing sillyness. It's not as though a lot of the same people who bought theatrical tickets to The Artist bought tickets to The Big Parade a few years before, like Titanic vs. Avatar....


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"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


#17 of 36 Matt Hough

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Posted June 04 2013 - 04:42 AM

It was so big and ran for so long in theaters (two years in some cities) that when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was formed and submissions were being accepted for consideration for Best Picture, there were votes for both The Big Parade and The Gold Rush because they were still playing even though the movies could only be nominated if they opened between August 1, 1927 and July 31, 1928.


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#18 of 36 Michael Elliott

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Posted June 04 2013 - 09:27 PM

I guess Warner should change the quote to "The Highest Grossing Modern Era Silent Movie So That We Don't Have to Mention That Griffith Movie." :)



#19 of 36 Ronald Epstein

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Posted June 10 2013 - 08:24 AM

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Posted June 25 2013 - 03:45 PM

Does anyone know if the version coming out in Blu-ray is the Thames TV restoration with the great music score by Carl Davis?

 

I will NOT buy it unless it's that version.







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