WB & Paramount: Silent films on DVD!

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  1. Patrick McCart

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    WB:
    Release the classic WB and MGM silents like Ben-Hur (1925), He Who Gets Slapped, Greed, Don-Juan, etc...
    There is a GREAT market for these films!
    Paramount:
    Release your Valentino and von Stroheim classics to DVD. Again, a lot of people would grab a copy of a film such as The Sheik, Foolish Wives, or The Wedding March.
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    And THE CROWD and THE WIND... I concur, but Warners, which won't even release most of their SOUND classics, are not likely to listen.
     
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    What Dick said... [​IMG]
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    Actually I don't think Paramount controls those titles anymore, most of their pre-50's back catalog went to Universal, I think.
    But yes, Warner should put out what they've got, I just won't be holding my breath.
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    Are you sure? I know that Paramount still controls A Kiss for Cinderella, because they're the ones who refuse to let anyone use the pristine print at the Library of Congress.
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    Could someone provide a few screen captures to show the problem?
    I skeptical about this being a problem since LDI spent quite a lot of time restoring the movie.
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