I'm excited for this release - should be able to pick it up by the end of this month. I've never seen the film since I haven't had TCM for years and didn't want to settle for a used tape (or worse, bootlegs). Seeing on Blu-Ray first was my experience for both Wings and Our Hospitality, so I look forward to this.
The Crowd; Napoleon; The Wind; The Scarlet Letter (L. Gish); A Woman of Affairs (Garbo's best silent movie performance); Rex Ingram's movies (including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, etc.). We've asked for these titles so often. All of these, save for Napoleon, are WB. What's holding back their release?
I'm glad Warner waited so they could pull out the stops, but it is sad that it has taken such a long time given the wealth of silents in their library. I would assume it's about remastering - they don't want to use an old transfer for The Crowd, but it's taking forever to get it into that point. Especially when Kino has brought out two dozen silent features, many including new music scores.
Napoleon will certainly be coming.
The problem has been perfecting the bicycle chains which will synchronize the 4k data for the triptych.
Napoleon would be a day one purchase for me. Both Davis and Coppola composed fantastic scores for the film.