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A Trip To The Moon (1902)/The Extraordinary Voyage (2011)    BLU-RAY  +  DVD 
Genre: Silents

Setting the tone for all sci-fi films that followed, Georges Melies' "A Trip To The Moon" followed a band of explorers who are shot by cannon to the lunar surface, where they find waterfalls, giant mushrooms, and hostile natives. Along with a restored version of the silent short in its original hand-colored form, this collection also includes the French-made documentary "The Extraordinary Voyage," which details the 12-year restoration process, and the bonus Melies shorts "The Eclipse: Courtship Of The Sun And Moon" (1907) and "The Astronomer's Dream" (1898). 150 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: French; Subtitles: English. In French with English subtitles. Also includes a DVD version of the

Item #: B21303
 

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Battleship Potemkin    BLU-RAY   (1925)
Genre: Silents

Eisenstein's classic true-life silent drama, recognized as one of the greatest films of all time. The 1905 revolt of Russia's peasant class against the Czar's forces is shown in a gripping series of images and vignettes, including the groundbreaking "Odessa Steps" montage scene. This two-disc special edition includes the restoration of missing shots, a new recording of the Edmund Meisel score, and the choice of original Russian intertitles or newly translated English intertitles. 69 min. Standard; Soundtrack: DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio music score; Subtitles: English; "making of" documentary; photo gallery. Silent with music score.

Item #: B51614
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Buster Keaton: The Short Films Collection 1920-1923    BLU-RAY 
Genre: Silents

After working with funnyman Fatty Arbuckle for four years, Buster Keaton made and starred in his own silent comedy shorts from 1920 to 1923, instantly demonstrating his technical expertise and stone-faced screen persona. All 19 short films--including "One Week" (1920), "The Scarecrow" (1920), "The Play House" (1921), "The Boat" (1921), "Cops" (1922), and "The Balloonatic" (1923)--are featured in a three-disc set. 6 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; deleted scenes; alternate scenes; featurettes; bonus footage; bonus short "Character Studies" (1922); more. Silent with music score.

Item #: B71367
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Chaplin's Mutual Comedies 1916-1917    BLU-RAY  +  DVD 
Genre: Silents

All 12 short films Charlie Chaplin made from 1916-17 for the Mutual Film Corporation--"The Floorwalker," "The Fireman," "The Vagabond," "One A.M.," "The Count," "The Pawnshop," "Behind The Screen," "The Rink," "Easy Street," "The Cure," "The Immigrant," and "The Adventurer"--have been restored and are featured in this collector's set. 6 2/3 hrs. total on 2 Blu-rays/3 DVDs. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; bonus documentaries "Chaplin's Goliath: In Search Of Scotland's Forgotten Star" (1996), "The Birth Of The Tramp" (2013). Silent with music score.

Cast:  Charles Chaplin
Item #: B72527
 

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City Lights (Criterion Collection)   BLU-RAY  +  DVD   (1931)
Genre: Silents

With the sound revolution in full swing, Charles Chaplin pressed on to complete this feature comedy as a silent--and rendered a huge hit and enduring classic. The Little Tramp manages to charm, and be charmed by, a blind flower girl (Virginia Cherrill), and finds he may have the means to help her through his new comradeship with a hard-drinking millionaire (Harry Myers). Plenty of laughs, and a poignant, unforgettable ending. 87 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; featurettes; production footage; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer. Silent with music score. Two-disc set.

Item #: B61781
 

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College (Ultimate Edition)    BLU-RAY   (1927)
Genre: Silents

University life is spoofed in this riotous Buster Keaton feature with him playing a bookish student who tries to woo a co-ed with an eye for athletes. His attempts to impress involve taking on a variety of demanding jobs, offering Keaton the opportunity to shine with his famously complex and physical approach to silent comedy. Anne Cornwall, Harold Goodwin co-star. 66 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; audio commentary; bonus short "The Scribe" (1966); theatrical trailers; more. Silent with music score.

Item #: B12347
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Die Nibelungen    BLU-RAY   (1924)
Genre: Silents

Fritz Lang's epic telling of the famed Nordic fantasy, which also inspired Wagner's "Ring Cycle," begins with "Siegfried," about the fearless dragonslayer's trek to Worms to find the beautiful Kriemhild. Following Siegfried's death, Kriemhild tries to encourage her new husband, the king of the Huns, to avenge his murder in "Kriemhild's Revenge." Stars Paul Richter, Margarete Schon, Theodor Loos, Gertrud Arnold, Rudolf Klein-Rogge. 4 3/4 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; documentary "The Legacy of Die Nibelungen." Silent with music score.

Item #: B12149
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Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (Deluxe Edition) (Remastered)    BLU-RAY   (1920)
Genre: Silents

Already made five times previously in the brief history of film, this silent version of the Robert Louis Stevenson thriller remains a classic, thanks to John Barrymore's great performance in the title roles. With Nita Naldi, Charles Lane. 79 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; featurettes; bonus short "Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde" (1925); more. Silent with music score.

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Foolish Wives (1922)/The Man You Loved To Hate (1979)    BLU-RAY 
Genre: Silents

Advertised as the first film to cost a million dollars, director/star Erich von Stroheim's lavish, decadent drama "Foolish Wives" follows a phony count and his beautiful "cousins" as they set out seducing the wealthy visitors to Monte Carlo. Mae Busch, Rudolph Christians also star. Silent with music score. Then, the remarkable life of the controversial silent icon and screen villain is documented in "The Man You Loved To Hate," a look at the Austrian-born filmmaker's on- and off-screen follies. Includes clips from such movies as "Foolish Wives," "Greed," and "Queen Kelly" and interviews with von Stroheim's ex-wives, friends and colleagues. 3 2/3 hrs. total . Standard; Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; photo gallery; outtakes; audio clips; more. Silent with music score.

Item #: B61665
 

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Go West (1925)/Battling Butler (1926)    BLU-RAY 
Genre: Silents

Easterner Buster Keaton decides to "Go West" to make a name for himself as a cowpoke, managing to befriend a bovine named Brown Eyes along the way, in a silent comic gem. With Kathleen Myers. Next, milquetoast socialite Buster poses as famed boxer "Battling Butler" to impress a girl, only to wind up facing the real McCoy in a fight. Keatonesque mix of slapstick and pathos also stars Sally O'Neil. 183 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; audio recording; bonus short "Go West" (1923). Silent with music score.

Item #: B71407
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Intolerance (Remastered Edition)   BLU-RAY   (1916)
Genre: Silents

In response to critics of "The Birth of a Nation," Griffith created this lavish melodrama that chronicles man's greed and prejudices through the ages and juxtaposes these vignettes against a modern tale of urban woes. For many years Hollywood's most expensive film; the all-star cast includes Lillian Gish, Constance Talmadge, Erich von Stroheim, and Bessie Love. 178 min. Standard; Soundtrack: LPCM stereo music score; more. Silent with music score. Two-disc set.

Item #: B61804
 

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Les Vampires    BLU-RAY   (1915)
Genre: Silents

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, Edouard Mathe star. 6 3/4 hrs. on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.

Item #: B11981
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Lonesome (Criterion Collection)   BLU-RAY   (1928)
Genre: Silents

Hungarian-born bacteriologist-turned-filmmaker Pal Fejos (aka Paul Fejos) directed this part-silent, part-sound ode to Coney Island on a busy Fourth of July. In the film--which boasts creative color tinting, special effects, and a very mobile camera--two lonely people meet inside the New York amusement park, only to experience acute anxiety after they're separated. Glenn Tryon, Barbara Kent star. Also includes the bonus Fejos film "The Last Performance" (1927), with Conrad Veidt and Mary Philbin; and a reconstruction of the previously incomplete sound version of his lavish backstage saga "Broadway" (1928), with Tryon and Evelyn Brent. Standard; Soundtrack: English Uncompressed mono music score; Subtitles: English (SDH); audio commentary; featurette; booklet; more. Silent with music score.

Item #: B11992
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Mary Pickford: Rags & Riches Collection    BLU-RAY 
Genre: Silents

In the first of her "child roles," a 24-year-old Mary Pickford is "The Poor Little Rich Girl" (1917), a lonely 11-year-old neglected by her wealthy parents until a health scare unites the family. Maurice Tourneur's effective melodrama, highlighted by a surreal nightmare sequence, co-stars Madeline Traverse, Charles Wellesley. Next, to be near her sociologist dad, a spoiled Mary leaves her grandfather's Fifth Avenue mansion and moves to a crime-plagued East Side tenement in "The Hoodlum" (1919), with Ralph Lewis and Kenneth Harlan. Three-disc set also includes "Sparrows." 4 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; audio commentary; outtakes; interview; bonus short "Ramona" (1910); more. Silent with music score.

Item #: B71790
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Master Of The House (Criterion Collection)   BLU-RAY  +  DVD   (1925)
Genre: Silents

Before filming his classics "The Passion of Joan of Arc" and "Vampyr," Danish auteur Carl Theodor Dreyer helmed this intensely emotional silent drama about a small-businessman whose professional misfortunes proceed to wreck his domestic life, soon exhibiting such tyrannical behavior that his wife flees their home. It takes the firm guidance of the man's live-in nanny to show him the error of his ways. Johannes Meyer, Astrid Holm, and Mathilde Nielsen star. 111 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; interview. Silent with music score. Two-disc set.

Item #: B12838
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Metropolis (1984 Reissue Special Edition)    BLU-RAY   (1927)
Genre: Silents

In a towering city of the future, the populace is divided between an idle ruling class and the dehumanized workers who toil deep below the surface. Composer Giorgio Moroder produced this reworking of Fritz Lang's sci-fi epic, a restored and colorized version of the silent classic boasting a rock score featuring Freddie Mercury, Pat Benatar, and others. Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Rudolph Klein-Rogge star. 82 min. Standard; Soundtracks: DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Dolby Digital stereo music score; bonus documentary "The Fading Image" (1984); photo gallery; theatrical trailer; more. Silent with music score.

Item #: B11606
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Metropolis (The Complete Metropolis)    BLU-RAY   (1927)
Genre: Silents

Unseen since the film's first release, 25 minutes of long-thought-lost footage found in Argentina was restored and added to director Fritz Lang's silent science-fiction masterwork. In a towering city of the future, the populace is divided between an idle ruling class and the dehumanized workers who toil deep below the surface. Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Rudolph Klein-Rogge star. 145 min. Standard; Soundtrack: DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio music score; "making of" documentary; interview; theatrical trailer. Silent with music score.

Item #: B71138
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Metropolis (The Complete Metropolis)    BLU-RAY   (1927)
Genre: Silents

Unseen since the film's first release, 25 minutes of long-thought-lost footage found in Argentina was restored and added to director Fritz Lang's silent science-fiction masterwork. In a towering city of the future, the populace is divided between an idle ruling class and the dehumanized workers who toil deep below the surface. Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Rudolph Klein-Rogge star. 145 min. Standard; Soundtrack: DTS HD

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Modern Times (Criterion Collection)   BLU-RAY   (1936)
Genre: Silents

Timeless Charlie Chaplin satire savagely critiques the industrial age and its dehumanizing effects on the working class. After his monotonous assembly line job leads to a stay in a mental asylum, Chaplin is released and encounters lovely hobo Paulette Goddard. Soon, his desire to make a better life for his new love leads to a side-splitting series of failed jobs and prison stays. Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford co-star. 87 min. Standard; Soundtrack: mono music score; Subtitles: English (SDH); audio commentary; featurettes; interviews; deleted scenes; theatrical trailers; bonus shorts "The Rink" (1916), "All at Sea" (1933), "For the First Time" (1967). Silent with music score.

Item #: B51848
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Nanook Of The North (1922)/The Wedding Of Palo (1934)    BLU-RAY 
Genre: Silents

The groundbreaking silent film "Nanook Of The North," detailing an Eskimo family's harsh existence on the frigid shores of Canada's Hudson Bay, wasn't the first documentary, but director Robert Flaherty's breathtaking location photography did help to set the genre's tone for decades to come. Next, the Danish-made sound film "The Wedding Of Palo" chronicles life in an Inuit community in eastern Greenland and follows a native woman who must choose between two rival suitors. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; bonus documentary "Nanook Revisited" (1988); bonus shorts "Arctic Hunt" (1913), "Dwellings Of The Far North" (1928), "Eskimo Hunters Of Northwest Alaska" (1949), "The Face Of The High Arctic" (1958). Silent with music score.

Item #: B71927
 

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Nosferatu (Two-Disc Deluxe Remastered Edition)    BLU-RAY   (1922)
Genre: Silents

F.W. Murnau's unauthorized adaptation of "Dracula" is a masterpiece of silent German horror. The mysterious Count Orlock heads for London, coffin in tow, to spread his undead terror. As the vampire, star Max Schreck's bizarre, bat-eared, clawed makeup is unforgettable. With Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schroeder. 94 min. Standard; Soundtracks: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo music score; English/subtitled German intertitles; "making of" documentary; featurette; Murnau film clips; photo gallery; more. Silent with music score. Two-disc set.

Item #: B61802
 

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Our Hospitality    BLU-RAY   (1923)
Genre: Silents

Travelling to antebellum Dixie to claim his family estate, hapless heir Buster Keaton learns he's also inherited a long-standing feud with the clan of his new girlfriend (Natalie Talmadge, Keaton's real-life wife). A daring rescue performed by Buster at a waterfall is just one of the amazing stunts in this energetic silent romp. With Joe Keaton, Joe Roberts. 75 min. Standard; Soundtracks: DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio music score, Dolby Digital stereo music score; "making of" documentary; bonus short "The Iron Mule" (1925); photo gallery; alternate 49-minute test version. Silent with music scoRE.

Item #: B71253
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People On Sunday (Criterion Collection)   BLU-RAY   (1930)
Genre: Silents

Co-directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and Robert Siodmak (and an uncredited Curt Siodmak and Fred Zinnemann) and written by Billy Wilder, this naturalistic and humorous silent drama follows various people (played by nonprofessional actors) around the city of Berlin as they enjoy a weekend outing. Created to resemble a documentary, the film charts the small but significant changes in the relationships between a taxi driver, a model, a wine salesman, and his girlfriend. Erwin Splettstosser, Brigitte Borchert star. 73 min. Standard; Soundtrack: PCM mono music score; bonus short "Ins Blaue Hinein" (1931); featurette. Silent with music score.

Item #: B10992
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Safety Last! (Criterion Collection)   BLU-RAY   (1923)
Genre: Silents

In his most famous film, Harold Lloyd plays a small-town boy who moves to the big city and to impress his girl back home, tells her he's a department store manager, when in reality he's merely a clerk. Lloyd's big chance for success comes when he's forced to fill in for a "human fly" and make a dangerous climb up the side of the store building. Mildred Davis, Bill Strother co-star. 74 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; audio commentary; featurette; interview; bonus documentary "Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius" (1989); bonus shorts "Take A Chance" (1918), "Young Mr. Jazz" (1919), "His Royal Slyness" (1920). Silent with music score.

Item #: B72043
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Seven Chances (Ultimate Edition)    BLU-RAY  +  DVD   (1925)
Genre: Silents

When he stands to inherit a fortune if he can get married by seven o'clock, Buster Keaton becomes the quarry of an army of would-be brides (and gets caught in a shower of boulders) in this elaborate silent comedy. Keaton hasn't been able to get hitched to the object of his affection--co-star Ruth Dwyer--but, will he be able to kiss the perfect bride in time to get rich? With T. Roy Barnes, Snitz Edwards. 87 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; featurettes. Silent with music score. Also includes a DVD version of the film. Two-disc set.

Item #: B11665
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Sherlock Holmes    BLU-RAY   (1922)
Genre: Silents

John Barrymore stars as the famed sleuth in this silent-era mystery based on William Gillette's stage adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories. The fate of Western civilization rests on Holmes' shoulders as he goes up against a sinister criminal mastermind with a plan to scandalize a young prince in an effort to orchestrate an international incident. With Carol Dempster, Gustav Von Seyffertitz, and, in their film debuts, Roland Young and William Powell. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.

Item #: B11664
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Sherlock Jr. (1924)/Three Ages (1923)    BLU-RAY 
Genre: Silents

First, in "Sherlock Jr.," movie theater projectionist Buster Keaton enters the film he's running in order to solve a jewelry theft. Co-stars Kathryn McGuire, Ward Crane, and Keaton's father, Joseph. Then, Keaton spoofs D.W. Griffith's "Intolerance" in his debut feature "Three Ages," as he competes with rival Wallace Beery for the hand of Margaret Leahy in caveman days, Ancient Rome, and 1920s America. 108 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: Dolby Digital stereo music score; audio commentary; featurettes. Silent with music score.

Item #: B11357
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Steamboat Bill, Jr. (Ultimate Edition)    BLU-RAY   (1928)
Genre: Silents

Foppish college boy Buster Keaton returns home to visit his riverboat captain father who disapproves of Keaton's effete ways, in this silent comedy. Dad tries to teach his reluctant son the business, but matters really come to a head when Keaton falls for the daughter of his father's arch rival, his dad gets arrested, and a hurricane approaches. Classic Keaton gags abound, including the famous falling housefront scene. Ernest Torrence and Marion Byron co-star. Two-disc set includes alternate version featuring different takes and camera angles. 70 min. Standard; Soundtrack: mono music score; "making of" documentary; bonus footage; photo gallery; more. Silent with music score.

Item #: B61132
 

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Strike (Remastered Edition)   BLU-RAY   (1925)
Genre: Silents

Sergei Eisenstein's first directorial effort is an outstanding depiction of the plight of workers under the czarist regime. The employees of a locomotive factory strike when one of their co-workers hangs himself after being falsely accused of theft, leading management officials to call in spies to put down the uprising from within. Boris Yurtsev, Yudif Glizer star. 82 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.

Item #: B11496
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Sunrise    BLU-RAY  +  DVD   (1927)
Genre: Silents

The only film ever to win an Academy Award for most "Unique and Artistic Production," this silent classic concerns a farmer who plots to drown his wife so that he can be with a seductive city woman. After being unable to carry out the crime, he finds his relationship put to the ultimate test by a life-threatening rainstorm. George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor (who won a Best Actress Oscar for her role), and Margaret Livingston star. AKA: "Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans." 94 min. Standard; Soundtracks: Original DTS HD mono Master Audio music score, Olympia Chamber Orchestra Dolby Digital stereo music score; Subtitles: French, Spanish; audio commentary; outtakes; screenplays; theatrical trailer. Silent with music score. Two-disc set.

Item #: B21394
 

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The Big Parade (Digibook)    BLU-RAY   (1925)
Genre: Silents

King Vidor's epically mounted, standard-setting World War I opus stars John Gilbert as a son of privilege who heads off to the battlefields of Europe filled with dreams of glory, only to learn the harsh truth about the horrors of combat. Striking hallmark of early cinema co-stars Renee Adoree, Hobart Bosworth, Karl Dane, Tom O'Brien. 142 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.

Item #: B61701
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The Birth Of A Nation (Deluxe 3-Disc Edition)    BLU-RAY   (1915)
Genre: Silents

Based on the novel and play "The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon, Jr., director D.W. Griffith's sweeping, controversial drama is a silent cinema landmark that helped define the medium. The film chronicles the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, set against the backdrop of the American Civil War and the tumultuous relationship between the Northern Stoneman family and the Southern Camerons. Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Wallace Reid, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper star. Included here are the 1993 "Griffith Masterworks" restored version and a newly mastered 2011 version. 187 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; 1930 prologue; "making of" documentary; featurettes; bonus shorts "In The Border States" (1910), "The Fugitive" (1919), "The House With Closed Shutters" (1910), "His Trust" (1910), "His Trust Fulfilled" (1910), "Swords And Hearts" (1911), "The Battle" (1911); souvenir book excerpts. Silent with music score. Three-disc set.

Item #: B11608
 

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The Black Pirate    BLU-RAY   (1926)
Genre: Silents

Perhaps Douglas Fairbanks' finest role was as the "king of the buccaneers" in this epic silent adventure, presented here in a restored Technicolor print. Out to avenge his father's murder by pirates, Doug soon becomes the leader of the Jolly Roger. Features the breathtaking scene of Fairbanks sliding down an enemy ship's sail with his sword, slicing it in half. With Billie Dove, Donald Crisp. Restored two-strip Technicolor edition also includes "talkie" version with orchestral score and Fairbanks' narration. 95 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; audio commentary; outtakes; photo gallery. Silent with music score.

Item #: B10829
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The Devil's Needle And Other Tales Of Vice And Redemption    BLU-RAY 
Genre: Silents

Silent fans are sure to enjoy this collection of rare films that tackled social issues. The program includes "The Inside Of The White Slave Traffic" (1913), the surviving two-reel version of a notorious picture that revealed the horrors of forced prostitution; "Children Of Eve" (1915), which addressed harsh working conditions with a stunning re-creation of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911; and "The Devil's Needle" (1916), which stars Norma Talmadge as a model addicted to morphine. 167 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: Dolby Digital stereo music score; bonus footage. Silent with music score.

Item #: B11950
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The Freshman (Criterion Collection)   BLU-RAY  +  DVD   (1925)
Genre: Silents

In the most popular of his feature vehicles, Harold Lloyd plays a newly arrived college student whose attempts to live his idealized notions of campus life only succeed in making him a laughingstock. While his audition for the football team only lands him the position of waterboy, what'll happen when they're forced to field him during the big game? Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict co-star. 76 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; audio commentary; bonus shorts "The Marathon" (1919), "An Eastern Westerner" (1920), "High And Dizzy" (1920); featurettes; historical footage. Three-disc set. Silent with music score.

Item #: B61914
 

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The General    BLU-RAY   (1927)
Genre: Silents

Southern train engineer Buster Keaton is turned down for service in the Confederate Army, but finds a way to help the cause when his beloved locomotive is taken by Union forces and he tries to recover it. A true classic of silent screen comedy, based on a true incident. Helen Mack co-stars. This special edition includes a choice of three distinct musical soundtracks accompanying the color-tinted print, introductions by Gloria Swanson and Orson Welles, plus other special features. 78 min. Standard; Soundtracks: DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio music score, Dolby Digital stereo music score; behind-the-scenes footage; featurettes. Silent with music score.

Item #: B66144
 

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The Gold Rush (Criterion Collection)   BLU-RAY   (1925)
Genre: Silents

Considered by many to be Chaplin's masterpiece and perhaps the finest comedy ever made, this original version of the immortal silent classic finds the Little Tramp caught under an avalanche of hilarious mishaps while in gold rush Yukon, including run-ins with a bear, a starving prospector, a cliff-hanging cabin, and a meal as tough as boot leather. Co-stars Mack Swain, Georgia Hale. Also includes the 1942 version of the film that features Chaplin's narration and a new music score. 72 min. Standard; Soundtrack: DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio music score; Subtitles: English (SDH); audio commentary; documentary; featurettes; theatrical trailers. Silent with music score.

Item #: B66555
 
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The Hunchback Of Notre Dame    BLU-RAY   (1923)
Genre: Silents

One of the grandest spectacles of silent cinema, this lush adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel is fueled by Lon Chaney's wonderful (and painful) performance as Quasimodo, the deformed 15th-century Parisian bellringer who falls in love with Gypsy dancer Esmerelda (Patsy Ruth Miller) and tries to save her from execution. Multi-tinted print features a new symphonic score adapted and conducted by Robert Israel. 112 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; audio commentary; behind-the-scenes footage; bonus short "Alas And Alack" (1915); photo gallery. Silent with music score.

Item #: B72396
 

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The Late Mathias Pascal    BLU-RAY   (1926)
Genre: Silents

Trapped by a loveless marriage, a harridan mother-in-law, and a stifling job, Mathias Pascal (Ivan Mosjoukine) reaches his limit when his mother and young daughter die on the same day. Fleeing to Monte Carlo, Mathias wins a fortune at the casino and returns home to find he's been declared dead, giving him the chance to start a new life. Director Marcel L'Herbier's stylized and dreamlike drama, based on a Pirandello novel, also stars Marcelle Pradot, Michel Simon. AKA: "The Living Dead Man." 170 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.

Item #: B71876
 
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The Mack Sennett Collection, Vol. One    BLU-RAY 
Genre: Silents

Silent cinema's "King of Comedy," Mack Sennett, is saluted with a laugh-filled, three-disc collection of 50 films from the Keystone Studios founder. Mabel Normand, "Fatty" Arbuckle, Billy Bevan, Charlie Chaplin, Ben Turpin, Charley Chase, W.C. Fields, and the Keystone Kops are among the featured performers. Included are "The Curtain Pole" (1909), "Recreation" (1914), "Fatty And Mabel Adrift" (1916), "Don't Weaken!" (1920), "A Sea Dog's Tale" (1926), "The Fatal Glass Of Beer" (1933), the feature-length "Down On The Farm" (1920) and "The Extra Girl" (1923), and many more. 6 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; audio commentary; outtakes; newsreel footage; "This Is Your Life" TV episode; photo gallery; poster gallery; more.

Item #: B72528
 

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The Navigator (Ultimate Edition)    BLU-RAY   (1924)
Genre: Silents

After buying a 500-foot ocean liner destined for the scrap heap, Buster and company created a story around it, with the comedian as a spoiled playboy who, along with a former girlfriend, are the sole occupants of a ship cast adrift on the ocean. 60 min. Standard; Soundtracks: DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Dolby Digital stereo music score; featurette; audio commentary; photo gallery; more. Silent with music score.

Item #: B61400
 

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The Penalty    BLU-RAY   (1920)
Genre: Silents

In an early starring film that showcased his fascination with strange roles (and the physical hardships that went into them), Lon Chaney strapped his legs behind him at the knees to play a crippled criminal genius who uses an army of beggars and thieves to try to take over the city of San Francisco. With Claire Adams, Charles Clary. 93 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.

Item #: B11826
 

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The Phantom Carriage (Criterion Collection)   BLU-RAY   (1921)
Genre: Silents

Director Victor Sjostrom also stars in this early Swedish horror as David Holm, a drunkard on New Year's Eve who learns of an ancient curse that condemns the last sinner to die each year to drive Death's chariot for the following year, while claiming fresh souls. Holm must somehow redeem himself when the carriage comes for him. Astrid Holm and Lisa Lundholm co-star in this visually stunning production, which director Ingmar Bergman defined as a major influence on his work. AKA: "The Phantom Chariot." 107 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Dolby Digital stereo music score; alternate score; audio commentary; interviews; featurette; booklet. Silent with music score.

Item #: B61292
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The Phantom Of The Opera    BLU-RAY   (1925)
Genre: Silents

Lon Chaney's greatest role was as Erik, the scarred fiend lurking in the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House who serves as an unseen mentor to beautiful Swedish soprano Christine Daae (Mary Philbin), in this classic silent adaptation of Gaston Leroux's novel. Includes the original two-strip Technicolor ballroom scene. This restored edition is newly remastered from a 35mm print to the correct projection speed and features a new score by Gabriel Thibaudeau, which was performed by the I Musici de Montreal and soprano Claudine Cote. 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; "making of" documentary; theatrical trailer. Silent with music score.

Item #: B11576
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The Saphead (Ultimate Edition)    BLU-RAY   (1920)
Genre: Silents

In his first starring film role (and one played on Broadway by Douglas Fairbanks), Buster Keaton is "The Saphead," ne'er-do-well son of a Wall Street tycoon who must try to save his father from bankruptcy. Can this saphead turn the tables on the shady investor who's out to ruin his pop? With Beulah Booker, Edward Jobson. 77 min. Standard; Soundtracks: DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Dolby Digital stereo music score; photo gallery; featurette; alternate version; more. Silent with music score.

Item #: B11951
 

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The Thief Of Bagdad (Remastered Version)    BLU-RAY   (1924)
Genre: Silents

Roguish pickpurse Douglas Fairbanks sets out on a dangerous quest to win the hand of beautiful princess Julanne Johnston over an evil warlord in this classic silent fantasy. Thrilling swordfights, an underwater dragon and a flying carpet chase are just some of the highlights. Raoul Walsh directed, with art design by William Cameron Menzies. 155 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Dolby Digital 5.1 music score. Silent with music score.

Item #: B71896
 

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The Ultimate Buster Keaton Collection    BLU-RAY 
Genre: Silents

Fourteen-disc set includes "The Saphead," "Our Hospitality," "Three Ages," "Sherlock Jr.," "The Navigator" (1924), "Seven Chances," "Go West," "Battling Butler," "The General" (1927), "College" (1927), and "Steamboat Bill, Jr.," and 35 short films included on "Buster Keaton: The Short Films Collection 1920-1923" and "Lost Keaton: Sixteen Comedy Shorts 1934-37."

Item #: B61467
 

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Way Down East    BLU-RAY   (1920)
Genre: Silents

"A Simple Story of Plain People" from director D.W. Griffith. Lillian Gish is a young girl betrayed and left with child by a rich bounder. Will she be able to keep her baby and find true love? Features a chase on a frozen river that sent Griffith to the hospital when dynamite exploded prematurely. With Richard Barthelmess, Lowell Sherman. 149 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; bonus footage; photo gallery; more. Silent with music score.

Item #: B11609
 

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Wings    BLU-RAY   (1927)
Genre: Silents

Thrilling aerial combat scenes highlight director William Wellman's silent WWI saga, winner of the first Best Picture Academy Award. Richard Arlen and Charles "Buddy" Rogers are small-town best friends, in love with the same girl, who enlist in the Army Air Corps to fight in Europe. Clara Bow is a France-based ambulance driver from back home, and Gary Cooper--in an early role--plays a cocky cadet. 144 min. Standard; Soundtracks: DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Dolby Digital stereo music score; Subtitles: French, Portuguese, Spanish; featurettes. Silent with music score.

Item #: B71474
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