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#1001 Post by Roscoe » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:52 pm

The Bolshevik Box isn't listed on the Flicker Alley website. Unusual, in that their new releases are usually announced via e-mail with a discount code from Flicker Alley themselves.

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#1002 Post by Glowingwabbit » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:00 pm

I thought that was strange to. It's always possible Amazon jumped the gun with the listing. Wouldn't be the first time.

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#1003 Post by tenia » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:15 pm

Maybe the email will follow shortly but is slightly late because of the holiday season.

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#1004 Post by JPJ » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:35 pm

Eddie Muller´s introduction to Repeat Performance(1947,Alfred L.Werker),a film noir with a supernatural element,is now on YouTube.He confirms that Flicker Alley is going to release it later this year on blu.

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#1005 Post by What A Disgrace » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:56 am

Flicker Alley's new calendar confirms deluxe Blu-ray releases of the following films...

Gallery of Monsters (Jaque Catelain, 1924)
Repeat Performance (Alfred L. Werker , 1947)
The Signal Tower (Clarence Brown, 1924)
The City Without Jews (H.K. Breslauer, 1924)
The Beast Must Die (Román Viñoly Barreto, 1952)
The Juleen Compton Collection (Stranded - 1965, The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean - 1966, Buckeye and Blue - 1988)

And a MOD release of William S. Hart'2 1917 film The Narrow Trail. They also announced Paul Leni's Waxworks and a double feature release of Richard Oswald's Different From The Others and Laws of Love, but do not specify the format.

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#1006 Post by domino harvey » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:14 am

Holy shit, Juleen Compton! The only reference in Luc Moullet’s Brigitte et Brigitte I had to look up because her films completely disappeared from circulation after the sixties, even on back channels

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#1007 Post by What A Disgrace » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:55 am

Its worth noting that Jaque Catelain is the star of several films by Marcel L'Herbier, including L'Inhumaine and Eldorado, in addition to directing two films.

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#1008 Post by senseabove » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:24 pm

The Signal Tower got really good reactions at last year’s Silent Film fest... Glad I’ll have the opportunity to catch it after a cold made me miss it then.

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#1009 Post by Saturnome » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:38 pm

This is amazing. Juleen Compton's films and Signal Tower have been on my wishlist for so long. I'll certainly take Gallery of Monsters too. The people at Flicker Alley are something else.

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#1010 Post by L.A. » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:32 pm

The Beast Must Die sounds nice, Argentine film noir sure is rare. What I would also like to see on home video is The Black Vampire because it is inspired by Fritz Lang’s M.

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#1011 Post by CantelopeSkiz » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:52 pm

Eddie Muller's Film Noir Foundation has done restorations of both The Black Vampire(El Vampiro Negro) and The Bitter Stems(Los Tallos Amargos), so it should only be a matter of time before somebody releases them on home video. Flicker Alley would be my bet of which studio is most likely to do so.

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#1012 Post by whaleallright » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:37 pm

that's a fantastic lineup of films. I hope they make a little money off these!

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#1013 Post by BrianInAtlanta » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:19 am

Been watching the Pudovkin set chronologically. I was hoping someone here had seen it and could give me some more information. CHESS FEVER is in very good shape but MOTHER is rough and looks like a 1970's restoration (?) Certain shots come from a print in slightly better quality than the South American sections of METROPOLIS.

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#1014 Post by Glowingwabbit » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:23 am

BrianInAtlanta wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:19 am
Been watching the Pudovkin set chronologically. I was hoping someone here had seen it and could give me some more information. CHESS FEVER is in very good shape but MOTHER is rough and looks like a 1970's restoration (?) Certain shots come from a print in slightly better quality than the South American sections of METROPOLIS.
I don't have access to the copy I pre-ordered yet (of course I get most of my packages sent to work, so I won't be getting my copy until after this quarantine ends), but it is my understanding that only Storm Over Asia has a new remaster. I assume in the case of Mother, either the restoration is simply too expensive or there are no longer elements available to do a newer restoration.

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#1015 Post by BrianInAtlanta » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:08 pm

Watched THE END OF ST. PETERSBURG and STORM OVER ASIA. Both look restored. PETERSBURG has a little flickering in it but is very watchable and the best copy of it I've seen.

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#1016 Post by L.A. » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:33 pm

L.A. wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:00 am
The Bolshevik Trilogy - Three Films by Vsevolod Pudovkin coming in March.
Beaver.

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#1017 Post by Nw_jahrles » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:58 pm

Kristin Thompson's thoughts on the set

http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/2020/ ... ovkin-gap/

She basically states that better quality prints exist for Mother and The End of St. Petersburg is cropped, so the image is off-center. She reiterates that it's the best they've looked so far, but it is definitely a flawed set.

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