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Nosferatu: Chronicles from the Vaults

Nosferatu, helmed by iconic director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, is one of the the key works of the entire silent era

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Nosferatu the Shapeshifter: An Inventory of Intertitles, Prints and Premières

Nosferatu (1922), the archetypal vampire film, is still one of the world’s most popular horrors Endlessly reissued for almost a century,

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Nosferatu Unleashed in HD: Every Blu-ray Reviewed

Nosferatu (1922), the earliest screen version of Dracula, is one of the most popular of all silent films Issued countless times

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Anthony Asquith’s Shooting Stars Makes Dazzling Début on BFI Blu-ray and DVD

Giveaway: Win BFI Blu-ray/DVD Sets of Anthony Asquith’s Shooting Stars! Following the British Film Institute’s acclaimed restorations of wunderkind British

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Win BFI Blu-ray/DVD Sets of Anthony Asquith’s Shooting Stars!

The British Film Institute have released their recent restoration of acclaimed British director Anthony Asquith’s brilliant début feature, Shooting Stars, in

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Win Two Brilliant BFI Birth of a Nation Blu-ray Sets!

The Birth of a Nation (1915) has just been released on Blu-ray by the BFI and you can win one

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Two BFI Blu-ray/DVD Sets of Ken Russell’s Valentino Biopic to Be Won!

Courtesy of the kind folks at the BFI, two lucky readers will win a copy of Rudolph Valentino’s hit biopic on

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Charlie Chaplin Competition: Win Artificial Eye Blu-rays and DVDs!

We’re giving away two Chaplin films of your choice on Blu-ray or DVD, thanks to the kind folks at Artificial

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The Birth of a Nation: Controversial Classic Gets a Definitive New Restoration

Giveaway: Win Two Brilliant BFI Birth of a Nation Blu-ray Sets! This landmark film continues to generate headlines and fierce debate

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Win tickets to the test screening of brand new silent film London Symphony!

Brenton Film is delighted to give away one pair of tickets to the test screening of a brand new city

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Silent Film Musicians Directory

Welcome to the most comprehensive worldwide listing of silent film musicians and composers ever published There are currently around 350

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Kevin Brownlow’s Napoléon to Make Long-Awaited Début on Home Video

Napoléon (1927) Abel Gance’s Restored Epic in UK Cinemas November 2016–January 2017 Update: 28 July 2016 Press Release and BFI

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British Silent Film Festival Symposium 2016

The flagship of British silent film appreciation and rehabilitation returns – so get your diaries out! Save the date: this year’s

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An Appreciation of Bed and Sofa (1927) by David Robinson

There is a rare opportunity to see what is at once one of the most brilliant and the most endearing

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Jean Darling: New Documentary for Our Gang Silent Film Star

Friends of Jean Darling (August 23, 1922 – September 4, 2015) are making a feature length documentary about her nine-decade career

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Jean Darling – A Personal Reminiscence by Jay Weissberg

Jean Darling, actress, singer, author, passed away in September A documentary is being planned about her incredible life; find out more

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Making Yet More Noise: Interviewing the Women Behind the New BFI Suffragettes in Silent Film Collection

Rebecca Harrison interviews two of the prime movers in this groundbreaking and timely theatrical and DVD release From the determined

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide

“Nosferatu – Does this word not sound to thee like the midnight call of the Bird of Death? Take care in saying it, otherwise the images of life will fade to shadows, and ghostly dreams will rise from your heart and nourish themselves on your blood.”

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Make More Noise! Suffragettes in Silent Film – New BFI DVD Collection

“You have to make more noise than anybody else, you have to make yourself more obtrusive than anybody else, you

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Giveaway: Win a Lubitsch in Berlin (1918–1921) 6-DVD box set

That’s right: one lucky silent film fan will soon be the proud owner of a brand new DVD box set! It’s

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The Marx Brothers’ Lost Film: Getting to the Bottom of a Mystery

The Marx Brothers were the undisputed kings of vaudeville and Broadway and went on to craft a small but almost

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The Making of Stan Laurel: Echoes of a British Boyhood

The Making of Stan Laurel: Echoes of a British Boyhood author Danny Lawrence reminds us of Stan’s contribution to film

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Artificial Eye’s New UK Chaplin Blu-rays Reviewed

Charlie Chaplin Competition: Win Artificial Eye Blu-rays and DVDs! Artificial Eye, the current UK licensees of Charlie Chaplin’s feature films,

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Blu-ray and DVD Region Codes and Video Standards

Many DVDs and Blu-rays are region-locked and cannot be played in other countries without region free audio/video equipment Amazon is

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

Avast, me hearties! There be pirates and bootleggers on the horizon They’ve been robbing honest traders for years but it’s

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A Tribute to Uggie (2002–2015), Four-Legged Star of The Artist (2011)

An appreciation of the life of Hollywood’s biggest little star, who melted hearts everywhere and proved you don’t need words

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Multiple-Language Version Film Collectors’ Guide, Part 2

Get your teeth into multiple-language version films on Blu-ray and DVD! Feast your eyes on our rundown of the best

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Multiple-Language Version Film Collectors’ Guide

Q: What do the following have in common? Laurel and Hardy, Greta Garbo, Buster Keaton, Marlene Dietrich, Alfred Hitchcock, John

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The Multiple-Language Version Film: A Curious Moment in Cinema History

The multiple-language version film was a short-lived product of the transition from silents to talkies, which led to a host

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Major Exhibition Casts New Light on the Lumières

2015 is the 120th anniversary of the Cinématographe – the beginning of the cinema as we know it To mark