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  1. Jack Theakston

    BFI's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925): A review

    If ever there was a patchwork film that can never seem to get a definitive home video release, it’s the Lon Chaney chiller THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, which has been widely available in a variety of formats since the 1960s. Ask anyone who grew up with 8mm or 16mm home movies distributed by the...
  2. Jack Theakston

    The Story of John Wayne's HONDO in 3-D

    In response to some misinformed articles being published, we have a web page up with "The Truth About Hondo". I thought I'd share it with you folks here, because I know there are a lot of cinephiles out there who have probably been following some of the recent articles about the film's revival...
  3. Jack Theakston

    World 3-D Expo returns!

    Just got word about this... I'm there! World 3-D Film Expo II at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood opens with TWO restored 3-D Classics, "Those Redheads From Seattle" and "Taza, Son of Cochise"; These are only the first of a series of restored 3-D films being run for the first time in over 50...
  4. Jack Theakston


    Unannounced, from Image/Film Preservation Associates, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1923) with Lon Chaney. The film is mastered from a 1926 show-at-home print of outstanding quality. The score is by Donald Hunsberger with assistance and conducted by Robert Israel with full orchestra in the Czech...
  5. Jack Theakston

    R1 Chaplin Mutuals SE in June

    A box set of the Chaplin Mutuals with Carl Davis' new orchestral scores will be available in June, 2006 from Film Preservation Associates in association with the BFI through Image Entertainment. Included in the set will be the new documentary about Eric Campbell, "Chaplin's Goliath". Only...
  6. Jack Theakston

    Ivan Tors' OSI Trilogy (and Science Fiction Theatre)?

    Is there any word as to plans for releasing the Ivan Tors O.S.I. trilogy, which included MAGNETIC MONSTER (1953), GOG (1954) and RIDERS TO THE STARS (1954)? These movies are too good not to be out. They were released through United Artists, but I've heard rumor that certain rights reverted back...
  7. Jack Theakston

    UNSEEN CINEMA Box Set Available from Image 10/18/05

    Anthology Film Archives in association with the British Film Institute, Cineric, Film Preservation Associates, Deutsches Filmmuseum, George Eastman House, The Library of Congress, The Museum of Modern Art presents: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941 The 7 DVD set...
  8. Jack Theakston

    Unofficial: Gold Diggers of '33 and '29

    Last week, THE VITAPHONE PROJECT announced in a new issue that Warners will be releasing GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 on DVD next year, with the two surviving/restored reels of of the Technicolor production, GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY (1929) as a bonus. No release date yet.