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Post your Holiday Wish List & Win Movies from Flicker Alley!

PostThu Nov 30, 2017 6:32 pm

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Post your Holiday Wish List & Win Movies from Flicker Alley!

Once, vast and brutish creatures terrorized everything in their path. And before there was Wallace Beery, there were also dinosaurs! Which leads us to the theme of this year's holiday giveaway, Women Filmmakers and Dinosaurs.

That's what you could win when you post your Holiday Wish List at NitrateVille. Just tell us what you're asking for, what you hope to get, what would be cool to see under your tree/menorah/Festivus Pole, and you'll be automatically entered for a drawing sponsored by our friends at Flicker Alley for one of these 2017 releases:

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The Lost World [blu-ray only]

Flicker Alley, Lobster Films, and Blackhawk Films® are thrilled to present the world-premiere Blu-ray edition of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, the most complete version of the film ever released. This visually stunning 2K restoration, accomplished by Lobster Films, features newly-discovered scenes and special effect sequences, incorporating almost all original elements from archives and collections around the world. Renowned silent film composer Robert Israel contributes a new and ambitious score, performed by a full orchestra in 2016.

This edition is dedicated to David Shepard, and to the collectors, archives, and passionate cinema lovers, who help preserve films for future generations.

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Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology (dual blu-DVD edition)

International in scope, this groundbreaking collection features over 10 hours of material, comprised of 25 films spanning 1902-1943, including many rare titles not widely available until now, from shorts to feature films, live-action to animation, commercial narratives to experimental works. Directors include Alice Guy Blaché, Lois Weber, Mabel Normand, Madeline Brandeis, Germaine Dulac, Olga Preobrazhenskaia, Marie-Louise Iribe, Lotte Reiniger, Claire Parker, Mrs. Wallace Reid (Dorothy Davenport), Leni Riefenstahl, Mary Ellen Bute, Dorothy Arzner, and Maya Deren.

All you have to do to enter is say something about what you're hoping for this holiday season (presumably along the lines of what NitrateVille talks about) in this thread by Monday, December 11. Winners will be chosen randomly the next day. Sorry, US and Canada only due to rights issues. (If you already own one of these you can substitute another title of comparable value, so be sure to post your wish list anyway.)

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And me? I've read everything that's been on NitrateVille Radio, and I just bought a bunch of Criterions in the Barnes & Noble sale, but there's a cool new Disney book called Yesterday's Tomorrows: Disney's Magical Mid-Century that looks snazzier than the fins on a Buick, so at least there's that.

What's on your list?
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Re: Post your Holiday Wish List & Win Movies from Flicker Al

PostThu Nov 30, 2017 8:20 pm

This one's a piece of cake: Richard Barrios's latest book, Must-See Musicals: 50 Show-Stopping Movies We Can't Forget. And if I leave Santa an extra cup of egg nog, maybe he'll throw in the blu-ray of An American in Paris.
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PostThu Nov 30, 2017 8:23 pm

I'm still waiting for that DVD release of The Barker (1928). Does that count?
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PostThu Nov 30, 2017 8:43 pm

I'm awaiting with a mixture of impatience and delicious anticipation the second volume of Marcel Perez shorts from the now officially venerable Undercrank Productions.

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PostFri Dec 01, 2017 12:03 am

That women's film set is one of the things I'm wishing for along with the William Fox book.
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PostFri Dec 01, 2017 3:01 am

How handy! I'm hoping for The Lost World blu-ray! I'm also eagerly awaiting the remaining Paramount silent releases from Kino, eespecially the W.C. Fields double feature! There's a handful of books including Gabriella Oldham's book on Harry Langdon.
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PostFri Dec 01, 2017 6:17 am

On my wish list is the original silent Chicago from Flicker and Woman of the World from Grapevine.

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PostFri Dec 01, 2017 7:26 am

I'm hoping for the new blu-ray of I'll Be Seeing You.
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PostFri Dec 01, 2017 10:59 am

I would love to have that Early Women Filmmakers Blu-ray! Kino is also releasing a Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers set that is almost completely different from the Flicker set. No release date yet. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ki ... filmmakers" target="_blank

The top item on my wishlist is the massive 30+ disc Criterion 100 Years of Olympic Films set that comes out on December 5th.

Flicker's Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov) would also be a welcome addition to my library.

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PostFri Dec 01, 2017 12:06 pm

Tom Tyler's existing FBO silent films to be restored and on DVD.

It's gonna take a miracle....
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PostFri Dec 01, 2017 12:44 pm

I'm hoping for the new blu-ray of THE SEA WOLF
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PostFri Dec 01, 2017 12:52 pm

Since I've never won this kind of contest before, I'm going to be a shameless suck-up and gush that I wish to receive every film Flicker Alley has ever produced because they are all so wonderful.

Hopefully this strategy works, because none of my other genius strategies ever have.

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PostFri Dec 01, 2017 2:14 pm

Since this is a Christmas Wish List, mine would be for a more complete and restored version of "Tarzan of the Apes" (1918). It's perhaps my very first Silent film which I bought on VHS for a buck with a run time of about an hour. The film was much longer when first premiered, yet this hour long version still tells the most complete Tarzan story. I was reminded of this recently with the question concerning screenplay credits. According to IMDB, screen play credits go to Edgar Rice Burroughs, Lois Weber, and Fred Miller respectively.
The later Tarzan Serial contains a somewhat shorter yet better quality print than the original film, but it would be nice to see this old classic restored to it's original condition.
Perhaps it can't be done, but that's what wishes are for.
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PostFri Dec 01, 2017 4:14 pm

Flicker Alley
The Late Mathias Pascal
Children of Divorce
The Lost World - 1925

Kino
Beggars of Life
Fritz Lang Collection
Captain Marvel

Criterion (Jan 2018)
Kameradschaft
Westfront 1918
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PostFri Dec 01, 2017 7:09 pm

Dear Santa,

Please bring me the Flicker Alley edition of Judex (1916-17) (unless there's a better edition out there?). Alternately, I'd welcome the Eclipse Duvivier or Lubitsch musicals boxes, Criterion's Pierre Etaix box, or the Cary Grant: The Vault Collection package.

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PostFri Dec 01, 2017 8:33 pm

What I posted last year - just being able to see the restored and reconstructed version of The Battle of the Century.
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PostFri Dec 01, 2017 10:28 pm

A Fatty Arbuckle Blu-ray set!
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PostSat Dec 02, 2017 5:35 am

I keep hoping that Santa's merry crew might leave a Blu-Ray of Harold Lloyd's The Kid Brother under the tree, but the mischievous elves at Criterion only left lumps of coal the past couple of years. I've been a pretty good boy this year, ...maybe St. Nick will swing by Flicker Alley and gift me a little Ho! Ho! Ho! even if Harold is still on hiatus. There's still a little misteltoe hanging under the archway just in case a copy of Flicker Alley's Blu-Ray of the Early Women Filmmakers teleports in my direction. Alas, I tried that with the Blu- Ray of The Lost World and almost got me face half bit off! :oops:

Conversely, I envision my New Year's resolution will be to indulge myself in all manner of silent mayhem, ...but that's just projecting! :mrgreen:
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PostSat Dec 02, 2017 9:07 am

Beggars of Life BR is at the top of my list, but, coincidentally, the women director set (would love to see those Olga Preyobrazhenskaya films) as well as the Lost World are also in the upper levels. No, really. Definitely depending on Santa for these as funds are at Bob Cratchit levels this year.
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PostSat Dec 02, 2017 9:56 am

Vanda Krefft's William Fox book
The Michael Curtiz bio by Alan Rode
The Barbara LaMarr bio by Sherri Snyder
The Criterion box set of Olympic films
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PostSat Dec 02, 2017 10:10 am

My holiday wish list consists of two books:

"William Fox:The Man Who Made The Movies" by Vonda Kreft
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"The UFA Story" by Klaus Kreimeier
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PostSat Dec 02, 2017 11:23 am

My wishes:

A big DVD release of WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS!

A Lew Cody box set:
THE SPORTING VENUS
TIME, THE COMEDIAN
EXCHANGE OF WIVES
MONTE CARLO
ON ZE BOULEVARD

A Karl Dane and George K. Arthur box set:
ROOKIES
DETECTIVES
CHINA BOUND

A Sally O'Neil box set:
SALLY, IRENE AND MARY
MIKE
BECKY
THE LOVELORN

A Tim McCoy box set:
WINNERS OF THE WILDERNESS
CALIFORNIA
FOREIGN DEVILS
SPOILERS OF THE WEST
WYOMING
THE LAW OF THE RANGE
RIDERS OF THE DARK
BEYOND THE SIERRAS
THE OVERLAND TELEGRAPH
SIOUX BLOOD
THE DESERT RIDER

A Mae Murray box set:
MADEMOISELLE MIDNIGHT
CIRCE THE ENCHANTRESS
VALENCIA
ALTARS OF DESIRE

A Claire Windsor box set:
THE DENIAL
THE WHITE DESERT
TIN HATS

And a special edition release of the recovered colour version of THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, complete with photo gallery, booklet, documentaries and audio commentaries... :D
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PostSat Dec 02, 2017 11:26 am

I would love to have the Early Women Filmmakers, also:

The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox
by Vanda Krefft
The Magnificent Heel: The Life and Films of Ricardo Cortez
by Dan Van Neste

Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (Bengali DVD with English Subtitles)
Moulin Rouge [Blu-ray] Starring Olga Tschechowa, Eve Gray

"What's that Ooola? Oh, Dinny says we also want The Lost World from Flicker Alley.
He might recognize someone."

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PostSun Dec 03, 2017 10:17 am

Definitely the Early Women Filmmakers set also

Max Linder: Father of Film Comedy by Snorre Smári
Slapstick Divas by Steve Massa

The Seven Year Itch soundtrack vinyl LP https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Year-Itch- ... +year+itch
Marilyn Monroe: Box of Diamonds collector's set of boxed pink-vinyl 45rpm records https://www.amazon.com/Box-Diamonds-Lim ... nroe+vinyl
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PostSun Dec 03, 2017 5:55 pm

Hoping to get Gloria Swanson in Zaza. As for "wishes" still wishing that the noir Christmas Holiday would be released.
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PostSun Dec 03, 2017 9:10 pm

I would be happy if Santa brought me any or all of the Flicker Alley CINERAMA blu-rays, mastered in the fantastic Smilebox format.
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PostSun Dec 03, 2017 9:23 pm

There is so much I want.
Being back here after sickness, I want what every member on Nitrateville wishes for.
And on a side order I wish all members a happy holiday and extra pocket money to buy all these wonderful silent films coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray.
My tiny hands want the Women's early filmmakers Blu-Ray.

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PostMon Dec 04, 2017 7:29 am

Beggars of Life
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PostMon Dec 04, 2017 7:42 am

Big Silent Fan wrote:Since this is a Christmas Wish List, mine would be for a more complete and restored version of "Tarzan of the Apes" (1918). It's perhaps my very first Silent film which I bought on VHS for a buck with a run time of about an hour.


Christmas has come early for me this year. I've just finished watching the restored, but still shortened version of "Tarzan of the Apes" (1918). Perhaps not the gorgeous quality of other Silents but likely close to the original image quality given how it was filmed. I was able to look around in the familiar scenes and notice details that weren't there before. A really big surprise; I saw Tarzan steal his first kiss from the unconscious Jane. That was special.
The newly made orchestra score supported the film nicely.
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PostMon Dec 04, 2017 8:21 pm

Beggars of Life
Little Orphant Annie
The Lost World
Fritz Lang Box Set
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