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by Mark Zimmer
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: A fresh look at "Les Vampires" (from the beginning).
Replies: 17
Views: 1365

Re: A fresh look at "Les Vampires" (from the beginning).

From the late David Shepard : Shepard: Les Vampires was a big plunge. Kino turned it down; they said nobody wants to see a seven-hour movie. I therefore had to find another distributor, and Water Bearer Films, which handled it, was really glad to get it, put in a huge marketing effort and got major...
by Mark Zimmer
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Madison WI: The Kid Brother (35mm) 10/13/2018
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Madison WI: The Kid Brother (35mm) 10/13/2018

At the Overture Center. Organist Clark Wilson on the Grand Barton organ.

https://www.overture.org/events/kid-brother
by Mark Zimmer
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: More Universal Silents!
Replies: 43
Views: 5705

Re: More Universal Silents!

WaverBoy wrote:The original 1925 theatrical cut of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.
Agreed. This one might actually turn a profit.
by Mark Zimmer
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Best Cabiria available?
Replies: 6
Views: 2451

Re: Best Cabiria available?

I have the old Kino DVD and it's pretty good overall; I've never felt the need to upgrade it, anyway.
by Mark Zimmer
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: DINTY (1920)
Replies: 53
Views: 8360

Re: DINTY (1920)

Interestingly, exactly the same number of contributors as your last... and of course, the usual people who write as soon as it closes saying they just missed it of course. That's me, again. It's still June 6 but it's closed anyway. Grr. This ghetto is making me miss out on a lot of items. Well, goo...
by Mark Zimmer
Wed May 02, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)
Replies: 73
Views: 14779

Re: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)

Sosin's one of my favorites too. The work he did on the earlier Arbuckle set is simply phenomenal.
by Mark Zimmer
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: Alice Howell DVD project
Replies: 61
Views: 8352

Re: Alice Howell DVD project

Better and better. In as well. I am assuming the bonus DVD at the top level is not the same as the bonus DVD on the last go-round?
by Mark Zimmer
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: New Kickstarter: A Perfect Gentleman (1928)
Replies: 37
Views: 5730

Re: New Kickstarter: A Perfect Gentleman (1928)

More Monty Banks is a good thing. In.
by Mark Zimmer
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: NEW KICKSTARTER: ON DANGEROUS GROUND (1917)
Replies: 66
Views: 13304

Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: ON DANGEROUS GROUND (1917)

I somehow missed out on this one. Since it sounds like there may be extras from the repressing, any chance of getting one, Ed?

Thanks!
by Mark Zimmer
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: Help UCLA Restore Laurel & Hardy's A PERFECT DAY
Replies: 10
Views: 2792

Re: Help UCLA Restore Laurel & Hardy's A PERFECT DAY

They should do one of these for the moribund restoration effort on the 1925 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.
by Mark Zimmer
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: ENCHANTMENT (1921) coming to Blu-ray
Replies: 9
Views: 2538

Re: ENCHANTMENT (1921) coming to Blu-ray

I missed out on Ed's offering of this, so it's good to hear that Grapevine will be releasing it.
by Mark Zimmer
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Image Gallery
Topic: Mary Pickford Photo Inscribed to Elinor Glyn
Replies: 0
Views: 1180

Mary Pickford Photo Inscribed to Elinor Glyn

As I was rummaging through my old autographs I ran across this Mary Pickford photo in her Little Lord Fauntleroy costume that she inscribed to author Elinor Glyn ("It", Beyond the Rocks), which I've been meaning to share. The date looks at first glance like 1981 which can't be right since both Pickf...
by Mark Zimmer
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: FRITZ LANG SILENT BLU BOX from Kino
Replies: 87
Views: 21223

Re: FRITZ LANG SILENT BLU BOX from Kino

Saint-Just wrote:I checked out Destiny and it repeats every - fifth? - frame. So the the visual rhythm is totally destroyed.
Step printing is utterly unnecessary in the Blu-ray format. Disappointing.
by Mark Zimmer
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: KEATON BOX SET FROM EUREKA COMING SOON
Replies: 82
Views: 27834

Re: KEATON BOX SET FROM EUREKA COMING SOON

The same movies, released and re-released over and over again. Think what we've had this year. Behind the Door. Beggars of Life. Zaza. Napoleon. Pioneers of African-American Cinema. Variety. When Knighthood Was in Flower. I understand the feeling when Keaton, Phantom of the Opera and, apparently, T...
by Mark Zimmer
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: NEW KICKSTARTER: MARION DAVIES in BURIED TREASURE (1921)
Replies: 82
Views: 20724

Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: MARION DAVIES in BURIED TREASURE (1921)

I was cataloguing my DVD collection over the weekend and realized that I've amassed a nice little collection of Marion Davies thanks to Ed and Ben. Well done, since I had precious little with her before.
by Mark Zimmer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: KING OF JAZZ on DVD or BluRay
Replies: 168
Views: 33168

Re: KING OF JAZZ on DVD or BluRay

I've never had a DVD amongst my many thousands that wouldn't play in a Blu-ray player, though I have a few Blu-ray discs that won't play in a Blu-ray player; the format was rushed to market to compete with HD DVD and it never really got its requirements down. Back to KING OF JAZZ, I'd love a Blu-ray...
by Mark Zimmer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: Kickstarter to release "Kidnapped" (1917)
Replies: 75
Views: 11676

Re: Kickstarter to release "Kidnapped" (1917)

I'm in! I often try to watch films that were originally shown together, or at least ones that may have been shown together. Looking forward to it!! PS: Thank you Ben for including this in your email newsletter or I would have missed it completely. I need to get better at checking the Kickstarter th...
by Mark Zimmer
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: NEW KICKSTARTER: MARION DAVIES in BURIED TREASURE (1921)
Replies: 82
Views: 20724

Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: MARION DAVIES in BURIED TREASURE (1921)

In as well. I have to say, now that these things are in their own ghetto I find it hard to remember to go looking for them. I would hate to have missed out on this.
by Mark Zimmer
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Phantom of the Opera (25/30)
Replies: 6
Views: 1858

Re: The Phantom of the Opera (25/30)

Universal claimed that they had found all the Technicolor footage for reel 1 (I think) a while back, so it wouldn't shock me for them to release POTO incorporating that material.
by Mark Zimmer
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Milestone's Dog Days of Summer Sale!
Replies: 18
Views: 5104

Re: Milestone's Dog Days of Summer Sale!

Lots of great silent discs for ten lousy bucks, plus I can fill in volumes of Early Russian Film I was missing. Nice.
by Mark Zimmer
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Blu-ray: the beginning of the end
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: Blu-ray: the beginning of the end

People were resistant to Blu-ray and it never really took off because at the same time that the picture was getting clearer, people were watching the picture on tinier and tinier screens, where extra resolution is of no use whatsoever. I see 4k as a failed attempt to sell some television sets after ...
by Mark Zimmer
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Current Theaters built during the Silents with Organs
Replies: 16
Views: 3921

Re: Current Theaters built during the Silents with Organs

The old Capitol Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin, opened January 1928 as a Fox theatre, has undergone a lot of reorganization over the years and is now part of the Overture Center for the Arts, but the Grand Barton organ is still there in place and they do 6-8 silent film shows per year with it.
by Mark Zimmer
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Criterion ~ The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Blu-ray
Replies: 48
Views: 13621

Re: Criterion ~ The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Blu-ra

Not likely. They're kind of tech-illiterate. They fought against releasing anamorphic-enhanced DVDs for years because everyone had 4:3 sets.
by Mark Zimmer
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: Patreon Initiative to Preserve Silent Disney Cartoons
Replies: 13
Views: 5626

Re: Patreon Initiative to Preserve Silent Disney Cartoons

Disney has all the money in the world, let them fund this. I have better things to do with my cash.
by Mark Zimmer
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Trailer for THE OLD DARK HOUSE from COHEN FILM COLLECTION
Replies: 54
Views: 11269

Re: Trailer for THE OLD DARK HOUSE from COHEN FILM COLLECTIO

That video sure disappeared fast. Did someone jump the gun?
by Mark Zimmer
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: The Lloyd Hamilton Kickstarter project
Replies: 47
Views: 15875

Re: The Lloyd Hamilton Kickstarter project

I'm in and it looks like one more will do it. Come on, step up!
by Mark Zimmer
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Eleven Silent Era Thanhouser Films Now on DVD
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

Re: Eleven Silent Era Thanhouser Films Now on DVD

Great! Ordered, plus vols 4-6 to catch up.
by Mark Zimmer
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: KICKSTARTER: Little Orphant Annie (1918) COLLEEN MOORE
Replies: 132
Views: 51232

Re: KICKSTARTER: Little Orphant Annie (1918) COLLEEN MOORE

Got my copy; congratulations on getting this accomplished, even if it was a bigger headache than you envisioned.
by Mark Zimmer
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Buster Keaton Features – Best Blu-Rays?
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

Re: Buster Keaton Features – Best Blu-Rays?

Wow, a third-party seller has the Kino features disc for just $99. Thanks for the link...I was passing because of the price but at that it's ridiculously cheap.