French Silent Films

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Category:Silents |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D04480
This collection of rare silent films features seven French short subjects from 1904 to 1914, hand-colored by artists, frame by frame. Includes "Life of Christ" (1906), "A Slave's Love" (1907), "The Nobleman's Dog" (1909), and more. 50 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.
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Category:Silents |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D04481
More hand-colored movies from France's Pathe studio are presented in this compilation of rare silent film short subjects. This program includes the films "Death of Christ" (1906), "Anne Boleyn" (1913), "Butterflys" (1920), and others. 46 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.
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Category:Silents |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D01637
Responsible for such early classics as the thrilling serial "Judex," as well as the Alfred Hitchcock thrillers "The 39 Steps" and "The Lady Vanishes," the French film production studio Gaumont was instrumental in the development of the cinematic art form. This three-disc set features over 60 short films made by Gaumont luminaries Alice ... more
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Category:Silents |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D83598
The works of directors Jean Durand, Jacques Feyder, and animator Emile Cohl are celebrated in this second volume of early treasures from the influential French film production studio Gaumont. Among the more than 75 silent-era rarities exhibited in this three-disc set are "Fantasmagoria" (1908), "The Twelve Labors ... more
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Category:Silents |Director:Jacques Feyder |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D91481
Three-disc set features silent classics by European director Jacques Feyder. Two French Foreign Legion soldiers discover the mysterious kingdom of Atlantis (while serving in the Sahara Desert!) and its desirable queen, in the visually spectacular "Queen of Atlantis (L'Atlantide)" (1920). Jean Angelo, Stacia Napierkowska star. Next, ... more
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Category:Silents |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D15437
Eighteen silent short films, made by France's Pathe studio from 1903-1910 and hand-colored frame by frame, are featured in this fascinating compilation. Includes "Bob's Electric Theatre" (1906), "How French Perfumes Are Made" (1907), "The Red Spectre" (1907) "Medium Wanted as Son-in-Law" (1909), "The Acrobatic ... more
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Category:Silents |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D79109
Legendary actress Sarah Bernhardt, in one of her rare on-screen performances, plays the title role of 16th-century England's beloved "Virgin Queen" in this rare French-made biodrama, filmed in the style of a stageplay and focusing on the monarch's doomed romance with the Earl of Essex (Lou Tellegen). 45 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music ... more
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Category:Silents |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D04615
French master criminal Fantomas so enthralled readers of crime fiction that his exploits became an instant natural for film adaptation after the first novel was published in 1911. This three-disc collection features all five 1913-14 silent serials--"Fantomas" (1913), "Juve Contre Fantomas" (1913), ... more
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Category:Silents |Director:Louis Feuillade |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D17489
Louis Feuillade's epic silent serial follows an ingenious group of jewel thieves in Paris whose criminal and terrorist acts are led by the mysterious Irma Vep, a vampire-like woman whose sensuality frightens and seduces her victims at the same time. Can a reporter and his assistant unmask Irma Vep and stop her crime spree? Musidora, ... more
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Judex(1916)
Category:Silents |Director:Louis Feuillade |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D72011
After the success of his crime serial "Les Vampires," French filmmaker Louis Feuillade turned to the right side of the law for impressive 12-part silent chapterplay. The mysterious avenger Judex, armed with hypnotic powers, an array of disguises, and a lair whose gadgetry includes a television device, seeks justice against the corrupt ... more
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Category:Silents |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D02990
Before his epic triumph with "Napoleon," writer/director Abel Gance helmed this romantic silent melodrama about a doctor's wife who refuses to divulge the name of her lover to her jealous husband, even after her guilty suitor has taken his own life. Wanting to honor her paramour's memory, she remains silent...despite the consequences. ... more
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J'Accuse(1919)
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SKU: D30168
Silent film maverick Abel Gance makes a passionate anti-war statement with this stunning melodrama. A French poet in love with a married woman from his village befriends her brutish husband while both serve in the trenches during World War I, but the conflict takes a toll on all three. Includes the famous (and controversial) "March ... more
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La Roue(1923)
Category:Silents |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D10774
Writer/director/co-producer Abel Gance ("Napoleon") spent three years bringing this complex silent melodrama to fruition. With innovative visual flair, Gance tells the deceptively simple tale of a railroad engineer (Severin-Mars) who saves a girl's life after a train wreck and adopts her, only to fall in love with her years ... more
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SKU: D58823
Three feature films starring Ivan Mozzhukhin and two directed by Jacques Feyder are presented in this five-disc collection of rare, early French films. The genre-bending silent "The Burning Crucible" (1923) finds the star (also the writer/director) playing a detective and 10 other roles alongside real-life wife Nathalie Lissenko. Mozzhukhin ... more
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Category:Silents |Director:Raymond Bernard |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D47032
Surreal French epic about an 18th-century Polish nobleman who starts a liberation movement against Russia. On the run after being wounded in battle, the revolutionary is helped by an inventor who disguises him as a chess-playing mechanical man. Soon, the fate of Polish independence hinges on a chess match between the "robot" and Catherine ... more
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Category:Silents |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D65051
Produced to mark the 10th anniversary of the WWI Armistice, this ambitious French epic integrated newsreel footage in presenting the perspective of a young soldier (Albert Prejean) whose desire to serve placed him in the nine-month 1916 siege that would determine the Great War's ultimate course. Jeanne-Marie ... more
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Category:Silents |Director:Alberto Cavalcanti |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D33591
Long-lost gem of the silent era centers on a French nobleman who adopts a swashbuckling stage persona when he joins a group of travelling actors and must ultimately challenge a nefarious duke for the hand of the troupe's beautiful leading lady. Pierre Blanchar, Lien Deyers and Charles Boyer star in this spirited adventure yarn. 92 min. ... more
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Category:Silents |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D00196
Based on the Emile Zola novel, this stellar French melodrama follows an orphan girl (Dita Parlo) who arrives in Paris intent on a job at her uncle's fabric shop. When she instead accepts employment at the department store across the street, it appears to be a terrible betrayal since the larger operation is striving to shutter her uncle's ... more
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Category:Silents |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D03770
The cinematic spectacles of renowned French filmmaker Georges Melies are showcased in this stunning new compilation of 26 short films. Polished with new music and sound, this collection includes "The Haunted Castle" (1897), "An Hallucinated Alchemist" (1897), "The Last Cartridges" (1897), "Sea Fighting ... more
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Category:Silents |Director:Georges Melies |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D10231
Cinemagician Georges Melies pioneered a wide variety of special effects wizardry during his career directing films for the silent cinema. This collection of Melies shorts features 15 such mesmerizing treats, including "The Untamable Whiskers" (1904), "The Mermaid" (1904), "The Black Imp" (1905), ... more
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Category:Silents |Director:Georges Melies |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D99958
The most dazzling, innovative films of French "cinemagician" Georges Melies are featured in this collection. Beginning with his very first work, "Playing Cards" (1896), the set includes such astonishing, effects-filled shorts as the famous "A Trip to the Moon" (1902), "The Merry Frolics of Satan" (1906), ... more
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Category:Silents |Director:Georges Melies |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D73659
Eight rarely seen works by French cinema pioneer Georges Melies are offered on this collection. Included are such silent shorts as "Rip's Dream" (1905), which is hand-colored; "Le Magicien" (1898); "The Palace of the Arabian Nights" (1906); "The Ballet Master's Dream" (1903); and "The Merry Frolics of Satan" (1906); plus ... more
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Category:Silents |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D13535
Setting the tone for all subsequent sci-fi films, Georges Melies' "A Trip to the Moon" follows explorers who are shot by cannon to the lunar surface, where they find waterfalls, giant mushrooms, and hostile natives. Edgar Allan Poe's story of a doomed family, "The Fall of the House of Usher," comes to life in James Sibley ... more
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Category:Silents |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D03203
Silent fans everywhere will recognize his hat, stick, and 'stache...and those who don't will love the comedy of Max Linder all the same! This compilation includes 12 hilarious Linder shorts, including "Max Learns to Skate" (1905), "The Legend of Ponchinella" (1907), "Max Fears the Dogs" (1909), "Max and the Quinquina" (1911), "Max Juggles ... more
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Category:Silents |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D38181
The slapstick artistry of French funnyman Max Linder is displayed in two of his American-made short films. Max takes on Dumas in the swashbuckling spoof "The Three Must-Get-Theres" (1922), while "Seven Years Bad Luck" (1921)--in which he's beset by a string of calamities after breaking a mirror--features Linder's famed mirror routine ... more
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Category:Silents |Director:Max Linder |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D41790
French film comedy legend Max Linder brought his innovative stylings to America for the hilarious silent romp "Seven Years Bad Luck" (1921), in which he is beset with an avalanche of calamities after breaking a mirror. Features Linder's famed "mirror routine" that inspired the Marx Brothers in "Duck Soup." Also includes the early shorts ... more
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Category:Silents |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D17336
He changed the look of movie comedy and was one of Charlie Chaplin's inspirations. Now you can laugh at the work of French slapstick artiste Max Linder with this three-film compilation. Linder fears a broken mirror will lead to "Seven Years Bad Luck" (1921); he must win over his girlfriend's disapproving aunt in "Be My Wife" (1921); ... more
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