Maciste in Hell 1925

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Maciste in Hell 1925

PostFri Apr 22, 2011 8:47 pm

The movie is only available in a 66 min version all copied from grapevine video vhs tape. The full movie is 95 min cannot be found. It seems there is no effort to restore and release this film which is such a shame. Impressive special effects, great action, story, characters, style, yet it gets no respect.
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PostFri Apr 22, 2011 9:21 pm

Check this old Nitrateville topic, where David Shepard says that he has excellent material on this film for a DVD release.
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PostFri Apr 22, 2011 10:32 pm

:wink: :cry: :mrgreen: :| :lol: :D
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PostSat Apr 23, 2011 2:15 am

I have seen a wonderfully restored version with great image quality last year in Berlin.
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Re: Maciste in Hell 1925

PostSun Oct 02, 2011 6:08 pm

http://qag.qld.gov.au/?a=88727" target="_blank

I wonder if this will ever get put onto DVD. I like my 66 minute pd version. This will be much better.
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PostWed Jan 09, 2013 10:37 pm

Maciste all’Inferno (Maciste in Hell) 1926 Ages 15+
35MM, COLOUR, 100 MINUTES AT 20FPS (2306 M), ITALY, SILENT, ITALIAN INTERTITLES (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: GUIDO BRIGNONE / SCRIPT: RICCARDO ARTUFFO / PRODUCTION: FERT-PITTALUGA / PRINT SOURCE: MUSEO NAZIONALE DEL CINEMA, TURIN
‘Maciste all’Inferno is “devilishness in five acts”, set in a sensual, Baroque hell... As usual Maciste works his magic, defeating a fleet of devils, though in the end it is not his strength that wins but a child’s prayers. Maciste all’Inferno is the last film in the series starring Bartolomeo Pagano, who ends with one of his best performances... The new joint restoration [2009] by Cineteca di Bologna and Museo Nazionale del Cinema in Turin, includes the original intertitles which describe the underworld with Dantesque tercets.’ (Stella Dagna & Claudia Gianetto, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Turin). Federico Fellini cites Maciste all’Inferno as an early cinematic influence.

Live musical accompaniment is provided on the Australian Cinémathèque’s restored 1929 Wurlitzer Style 260 (Special) theatre pipe organ by organist David Bailey.
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Re: Maciste in Hell 1925

PostWed Feb 12, 2014 8:39 pm

Just a bump as it has been a while with no release in sight.
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Re: Maciste in Hell 1925

PostFri Mar 20, 2015 5:26 am

Another yearly bump. I'm still waiting. Also, here is a nice link with some more information.

http://www.silentfilm.org/archive/macis ... ferno-1926" target="_blank

As I have read, there were many movies with this Maciste character. A set with all of them would be nice, in a never going to happen fantasy world. Realistically, I'd just love to have Maciste in Hell.

Thirteen wildly successful Maciste films were produced between 1915 and 1926, including Maciste il fuoco (Maciste the Fire, 1915); Maciste alpino (Maciste in the Alpine Regiment, 1916); Maciste atleta (Maciste the Athlete, 1918); Maciste contro la morte (Maciste Against Death, 1919); a trilogy from 1920: Maciste inamorato (Maciste in Love), Il viaggio di Maciste (Maciste’s Journey), and Il testamento di Maciste (Maciste’s Testament); Maciste in vacanza (Maciste on Holiday, 1921); Maciste Imperatore (Maciste the Emperor, 1924); and even Maciste e it nipote d’America (Maciste and His Nephew from America, 1924).
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Re: Maciste in Hell 1925

PostFri Mar 20, 2015 5:25 pm

At least this one is somewhat availableish... As opposed to all the other Macist installments of the first wave.
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PostFri Mar 20, 2015 6:29 pm

If you can get to London we are planning to show it sometime soon at the Kennington Bioscope (BFI print)

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PostFri Mar 20, 2015 11:23 pm

avance wrote:If you can get to London we are planning to show it sometime soon at the Kennington Bioscope (BFI print)


That's great news. I'm not planning to be in London anytime soon, but I'd love to know more details about the length, content, and condition of the BFI print.

If David Shepard, the BFI, or anyone goes ahead with a DVD release of MACISTE IN HELL that's better and longer than the Grapevine release, it'll be at the top of my DVD buying list.
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Re: Maciste in Hell 1925

PostSat Mar 21, 2015 4:12 am

goldenband wrote:
That's great news. I'm not planning to be in London anytime soon, but I'd love to know more details about the length, content, and condition of the BFI print.


Our contact at the BFI tells us that Maciste in Hell is 7563 feet, which, depending on what the correct running speed is 84 mins (24 fps) or 91 mins (22 fps). Or even longer if 20fps.

I'll report back once we have seen and screened the print.

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Re: Maciste in Hell 1925

PostSat Mar 21, 2015 3:23 pm

avance wrote:
goldenband wrote:
That's great news. I'm not planning to be in London anytime soon, but I'd love to know more details about the length, content, and condition of the BFI print.


Our contact at the BFI tells us that Maciste in Hell is 7563 feet, which, depending on what the correct running speed is 84 mins (24 fps) or 91 mins (22 fps). Or even longer if 20fps.

I'll report back once we have seen and screened the print.

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If I may ask, what is so special about this specific Maciste film?

After all, of the original run, MACISTE INNAMORATO and MACISTE ALPINO also still exist for example, and possibly others too.
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PostSat Mar 21, 2015 7:51 pm

On this page: http://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17032&start=300 i reviewed 2 Maciste films that are on youTube. And the SF Silent Festival ran one a few years back--i don't remember the name, but i think it involved a woman wanting Maciste the movie star to help her.

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Re: Maciste in Hell 1925

PostSat Mar 21, 2015 9:46 pm

Spiny Norman wrote:If I may ask, what is so special about this specific Maciste film?


I can't compare it to others from the period, since I've never seen them. But I have seen this one (albeit in a cut-down version), and it's delightfully nuts, with amazing set pieces and atmosphere.
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PostSat Mar 21, 2015 10:18 pm

Yeah, Maciste in Hell is definitely the funniest one i've seen, though the others had a kind of goofy charm.

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PostSun Mar 22, 2015 2:33 am

greta de groat wrote:On this page: http://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17032&start=300 i reviewed 2 Maciste films that are on youTube. And the SF Silent Festival ran one a few years back--i don't remember the name, but i think it involved a woman wanting Maciste the movie star to help her.

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I believe that would be MACISTE L'UOMO FORTE.
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Arndt wrote:
greta de groat wrote:On this page: http://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17032&start=300 i reviewed 2 Maciste films that are on youTube. And the SF Silent Festival ran one a few years back--i don't remember the name, but i think it involved a woman wanting Maciste the movie star to help her.

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I believe that would be MACISTE L'UOMO FORTE.
Seems to be online at the European Film Gateway: Maciste (1915)
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PostTue Mar 24, 2015 1:51 pm

I’ve just received a DVD of the first Maciste (1915), from the Cineteca Bologna.
http://cinestore.cinetecadibologna.it/bookshop/dettaglio/17
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PostSun Dec 13, 2015 4:08 pm

Cinema Arte has given us another Christmas present: a lovely upgraded version of Maciste in Hell:
http://cinema.arte.tv/de/artikel/macist ... o-brignone" target="_blank
Still only 53 mins. run time.
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PostSun Dec 13, 2015 9:14 pm

fredhedges wrote:Cinema Arte has given us another Christmas present: a lovely upgraded version of Maciste in Hell:
http://cinema.arte.tv/de/artikel/macist ... o-brignone" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank
Still only 53 mins. run time.


I was able to create English titles for the first "Maciste" film made immediately following "Caberia." It would be nice to see a sequel from Maciste (who was once known as Bartolomeo Pageno before having his name changed legally to Maciste).
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PostMon Dec 14, 2015 8:35 am

Big Silent Fan wrote:
fredhedges wrote:Cinema Arte has given us another Christmas present: a lovely upgraded version of Maciste in Hell:
http://cinema.arte.tv/de/artikel/macist ... o-brignone" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank
Still only 53 mins. run time.


I was able to create English titles for the first "Maciste" film made immediately following "Caberia." It would be nice to see a sequel from Maciste (who was once known as Bartolomeo Pageno before having his name changed legally to Maciste).
Doesn't that already exist with English subtitles? Or were you the one who created those?
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PostMon Dec 14, 2015 10:24 am

Spiny Norman wrote:Doesn't that already exist with English subtitles? Or were you the one who created those?


I didn't even know it was available in the U.S.. My copy came from our friend, Herr Graf after he wrote a review of the film. It was likely an Arte Television broadcast and had no English titles.
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PostTue Dec 15, 2015 12:11 am

There are also several short clips of Maciste Alpino (1916) on the Vimeo channel of the Museo Nazionale del Cinema of Turin.
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PostTue Dec 15, 2015 7:56 am

fredhedges wrote:Cinema Arte has given us another Christmas present: a lovely upgraded version of Maciste in Hell:
http://cinema.arte.tv/de/artikel/macist ... o-brignone" target="_blank" target="_blank
Still only 53 mins. run time.


Thanks for posting the link. 53 minutes is really quite enough for me, but the images are crisp and the titles are in English. Those early Italian films were all quite spectacular.
"Maciste in Hell" seems a strange title for a Christmas story, but that's what this eventually is.
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Re: Maciste in Hell 1925

PostThu Dec 17, 2015 5:30 pm

Thank you for posting this.

OMG!!!

Those jaded by current CGI Spectaculars
must be reminded that the action in the
first clip is NOT CGI. Yes, that is a man carrying
a canon over a mountain trail through rocky
precipices. Yes, those are men spanning a yawning
chasm with ropes. I used to think that stout
hearted soldiers in foreign lands were just subjects
of beer songs but here they are in Maciste Alpino.
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Re: Maciste in Hell 1925

PostTue Apr 19, 2016 8:18 pm

It is now time once again for my yearly bump.

I found a 100 minute 480P version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx3OMTgpIY8
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Re: Maciste in Hell 1925

PostWed Apr 20, 2016 1:55 am

Maciste in the Lion's Cage (1926) is also available in places.
Less diabolically funny than Maciste in Hell, probably, but it's there.
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PostSun May 08, 2016 1:51 am

Maciste alpino was the main opening film at last year's Pordenone and it was rather brilliant – and beautiful looking. One of the most entertaining mid-period silents I've ever seen.
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Re: Maciste in Hell 1925

PostThu Nov 23, 2017 9:19 am

Nosferatu wrote:It is now time once again for my yearly bump.

I found a 100 minute 480P version:



I'm late for my yearly bump but I'm glad this version is still available
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