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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Pleasure Garden (1925)

The legend begins: spotlighting the Master’s first film on home video This still largely unknown early masterpiece has yet to be

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The White Shadow (1923)

Long thought lost, it’s one of the latest rediscoveries from the earliest stages of the Master’s film career He was

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Miscellaneous British Films

His Master’s Apprenticeship: detailing the preservation status of Hitchcock’s earliest works Hitchcock entered the film industry in the early 1920s

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Miscellaneous Releases

Numerous unusual worldwide releases don’t fit neatly into any standard Hitch videographies However, many are essential collector’s items; some of

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Alfred Hitchcock: Dial © for Copyright, Part 4

American Films The first ever complete copyright history of the Master’s American movies All have an unbroken chain of title

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Alfred Hitchcock: Dial © for Copyright, Part 3

British Films For the first time: the complete copyright history of the Master’s British films They’ve been fully protected in

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Alfred Hitchcock: Dial © for Copyright, Part 2

American Law Exploding the public domain myth about the early films of the Master of Suspense In truth, in the

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Alfred Hitchcock: Dial © for Copyright

British Law Iconic film director who made many of the most revered and critically acclaimed movies of all time ALL of his

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide: Tillie’s Punctured Romance (1914)

Charting the convoluted release history of the first feature length film for Chaplin, Keystone and comedy itself One of the most famous

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Bootlegs Galore: The Great Alfred Hitchcock Rip-off

Contrary to popular belief, NONE of Hitchcock’s films are in the public domain Bootleggers have been ripping them off for

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide

First part of an in-depth series giving a totally unique insight into the Master’s oeuvre, focusing on the British years

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide: A Burlesque on Carmen (1915)

Two big budget, dramatic versions of Carmen hit cinemas in 1915, inspiring Chaplin’s brilliant spoof. But immediately on completion Chaplin’s

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Beware of Pirates! How to Avoid Bootleg Blu-rays and DVDs, Part 4

Parodies and Bootlegging News It isn’t all grim: the world of piracy and bootlegging provides much fodder for comedy Amazon

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Beware of Pirates! How to Avoid Bootleg Blu-rays and DVDs, Part 3

Pirates and Their Victims Speak Behind the vast statistics of stolen films, real peoples’ livelihoods are being ruined Ultimately supporters

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Beware of Pirates! How to Avoid Bootleg Blu-rays and DVDs, Part 2

Pirate Companies and Distribution There are seemingly endless numbers of pirate labels, all hiding in plain sight Pointing the finger

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Multiple-Language Version Film Collectors’ Guide, Part 3

1933–1938 Films The international solution to language-restricted talkies passes its peak years However, many classics were yet to be made

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 8

The Many Faces of Orlok: Restored Versions on Blu-ray and DVD Count Orlok’s saga has metamorphosed through a bewildering array

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 7

Serenading the Undead: So Many Scores Count Orlok’s misdeeds have had countless different live and studio-recorded scores over the years

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 6

1995 and 2006 Restorations Nosferatu’s metamorphosis continues with two new versions and many new sets of intertitles Both are equally complete

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 5

David Shepard and Eureka Versions After years of cult popularity, Nosferatu finally made its début on high quality home video Their source

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 4

1981–1987 Restorations Orlok’s resurrection begins: after lying dormant for decades he was finally brought back to life Third time’s the

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 3

Surviving Prints and Public Domain Version Casting light on the shadows of Nosferatu‘s greatest myth: that only one print of

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Nosferatu: Chronicles from the Vaults, Volume III

Il Cinema Ritrovato 2011 catalogue notes Nosferatu, helmed by iconic director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, is one of the key works

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Nosferatu: Chronicles from the Vaults, Volume II

Il Cinema Ritrovato 1995 catalogue notes Nosferatu, helmed by iconic director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, is one of the the key

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide, Part 8

1918–1967 Shorts and Features in HD Charlie Chaplin Competition: Win Artificial Eye Blu-rays and DVDs! Concluding this definitive overview of

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide, Part 7

Shorts and Features 1918–1967 Charlie Chaplin Competition: Win Artificial Eye Blu-rays and DVDs! We move on to perhaps Chaplin’s best

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide, Part 6

Essanay and Mutual Restored in HD Covering the definitive editions of the Little Tramp’s pivotal short films They’re closer than

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide, Part 5

Essanay and Mutual 1980s–2000s Restorations For many years the Little Tramp’s mid-1910s films were inaccessible and languished in poor condition

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide, Part 4

Keystone 1914 The Little Tramp makes his first foray into film and refines the art of motion picture comedy More

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Nosferatu: Chronicles from the Vaults

On the Way to Nosferatu: Presentation of a Reconstruction by Enno Patalas Nosferatu, helmed by iconic director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, is