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    Pre-Order The Silent Enemy (1930) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    The answer is yes because this release is the full length version. The version on Amazon Prime is likely from the abridged, narrated reissue.
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu & The Return of Fu Manchu – in Blu-ray

    That is interesting to read because I remember reading the exact opposite - that the Chan films did very well on DVD to the surprise of the Fox executives. If the Chan films had tanked, I don't think we would have gotten the full Fox series. Remember, Fox did pull the chord on further Betty...
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    You only get to watch the creations of 5 directors…. Deserted island

    1. Michael Curtiz 2. John Ford 3. Buster Keaton 4. Cecil B. DeMille 5. Someone like Lew Landers, William Beaudine, Charles Lamont, or Charles Barton. Someone who was prolific and solid in directing B movies. It'll give me a lot of content to watch as I'm living out my Gilligan's Island existence.
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    An American In Paris 4k Maybe

    Randy, where's the rest of me? ;)
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    An American In Paris 4k Maybe

    My feelings mirror yours - the emphasis should be more on bringing new titles onto blu-ray and not rehashing the war-horses onto 4K. However, I remember what David Shepard said about why he would bring out a new edition of the Lon Chaney version of The Phantom of the Opera every few years - that...
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    Blu-ray Review Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) Blu-ray Review

    I've been perusing some period trade journals (thanks to the Media History Digital Library), and based upon what I've been reading, audiences who saw the film in its initial few weeks of release may have seen a longer version. Harrison's Reports reviewed the film at 127 minutes, and some...
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    Unexpected Blu-Ray releases You've Been Delighted to See

    Almost every silent that Kino has released under license from Paramount and Universal. :thumbsup:
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    Movies you want on HD disc but don't expect to ever see

    I might as well list a few off of the top of my head in no particular order: Beau James (1957) Margie (1946) Bernadine (1957) Goodbye Charlie (1966) The Midnight Hour (1985) Comprehensive collections of the Disney catalog of cartoon shorts (1920s - 1960s) Paramount on Parade (1930) The Jolson...
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    What silent film would you most like to see on 4K?

    Four Devils, The Patriot, Hats Off, London After Midnight, and The Miracle Man.
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    The Official Disney Movie Club Blu-ray Exclusives Thread

    If you bide your time, most DMC titles can be acquired from ebay for around the twenty to thirty dollar mark. Clearly still more than what you'd pay through the club, but if you want to avoid the hassle of the featured title non-sense, then the premium may be worth it. I've been mulling over...
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    Press Release Edge of Darkness (Warner Archive Collection) (1943) (Blu-ray)

    I'd also like to see WAC start upgrading the titles from the second Flynn collection since disc rot ruined my entire set.
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Just from the top of my head: Kings Row (1942) 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1963) The Strawberry Blonde (1941) The Great Ziegfeld (1936) Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) The Roaring Twenties (1939) Greed (1924) More Errol Flynn - especially Captain Blood (1935) and Gentleman Jim (1942)
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    Douglas Fairbanks Adventure Classics Missing on Blu-ray?

    I think Biograph will also be releasing a double feature of two of Fairbanks' pre-swashbucklers - Double Trouble and Mr. Fix-It. Cohen has also done some restoration work on a few Fairbanks titles like Robin Hood and perhaps The Iron Mask. Have there been any rumblings about those or any other...
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Sheik (1921) – in Blu-ray

    The score was actually done in the early 1990s for Paramount's VHS release. I've heard parts of the score, and it sounds funky for a lack of a better term. It's definitely nothing remotely traditional, but I'll give it a fair hearing once I receive the disc.
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    Every time I turn on ___show "X"___, it's always ___episode "Y"___, which I really dislike.

    The Opie the Birdman episode from The Andy Griffith Show.