BRIGHT LIGHTS (1930) on DVD

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BRIGHT LIGHTS (1930) on DVD

Unread post by drednm » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:35 pm

News from Warners is that in addition to Dorothy Mackaill's Party Husband and The Office Wife, Bright Lights will also be released in the near future.

Unfortunately, The Barker has rights issues so it probably will not get a release.
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Re: BRIGHT LIGHTS (1930) on DVD

Unread post by dr.giraud » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:21 pm

Fox & Warners should make a deal and release HOOPLA and THE BARKER as a two-fer.
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Unread post by CoffeeDan » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:33 pm

dr.giraud wrote:Fox & Warners should make a deal and release HOOPLA and THE BARKER as a two-fer.
I'll bet that's the rights issue that the Warner Archive mentioned. Fox remade THE BARKER five years later as HOOPLA, and they probably own the story rights.

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Unread post by George O'Brien » Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:33 am

"The Office Wife"(1930) is a charming film, and Dot comes off very well.

The sight of Dale Fuller, the rather nasty Maria Macapa in "Greed"(1923), breaking down in tears over her unrequited love for Boss Lewis Stone, is just one of the many startling occurrences in this film. That Dot takes her place as personal secretary, and finds herself in the same situation over heartbreaker Lew, is another.
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Re: BRIGHT LIGHTS (1930) on DVD

Unread post by silentfilm » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:35 pm

The Warner Archive may want to upgrade their DVD of Bright Lights soon. This two-color technicolor film only survived in a B&W version until now. George Willeman at the Library of Congress has found a 2-3 minute section of the color version. The photos below are courtesy of George and the Library of Congress.

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Frank Fay and Dorothy Mackaill.

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Frank Fay and Dorothy Mackaill.

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Edmund Breese and Dorothy Mackaill.

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Frank Fay, Frank McHugh and Edward Nugent.

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Dorothy Mackaill and Frank Fay.

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Re: BRIGHT LIGHTS (1930) on DVD

Unread post by westegg » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:56 am

Incredible. I always wonder why and how these fragments surface without the rest of the film. I'm still hoping for a sealed room at LOC to be uncovered with nitrates galore.

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Unread post by Gagman 66 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:55 pm

Bruce,

:? Interesting find. Looks more gold, than Two-Color Technicolor. Thanks for the update. Praying any day now you will inform us that they found SO BIG,THE BANDELERO, KISS ME AGAIN, or THE GREAT GATSBY.

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:o There are Nitrates galore at the the LOC right now, yet to be identified. What do you think they were doing when these fragments were uncovered? Trying to find out what they have there. It's the same at allot of other archives. Not just the Library of Congress. Pretty much all of them.
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Unread post by bobfells » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:04 pm

There's a light of inchoate data in old two-strip Technicolor that even a quick digital fix can bring out -

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Re: BRIGHT LIGHTS (1930) on DVD

Unread post by westegg » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:36 am

Good to know that as we speak the LOC nitrate vault is being combed through. I believe the LOC was where the newly found print of KING OF JAZZ was uncovered too, and which will be made available in time.

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