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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 Both have inspired – then as now – an unending supply

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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, it’s metamorphosised through a bewildering array of different versions It

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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 more than a century after its original release Photoplay’s Patrick

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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 of Soviet silent classics – in the unexpected context of

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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 and about how you can help Jay Weissberg, Variety film

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Nosferatu: The Ultimate Blu-ray and DVD 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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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 perfectly formed body of films Their influence on generations of

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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 comedy and lasting influence on this, the 50th anniversary of

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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 Here’s how ye can steer clear of buying their rip-off wares and swelling their coffers with ill-gotten gains Pirates,

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Multiple-Language Version Films: The Ultimate Buyer’s 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 MLVs of the early sound era Continuing our series on the peak

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