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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Blackmail (1929)

The Master’s first sound film and its silent counterpart get the twice-over They were simultaneously shot and released on the

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Manxman (1929)

The Master’s last fully silent film is a haunting romantic drama Carl Brisson, star of The Ring, is caught up

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Champagne (1928)

The Master’s second comedy features Betty Balfour, Britain’s biggest star of the 1920s But even her effervescent charms can’t keep it from occasionally

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Farmer’s Wife (1928)

The Master’s uproarious first comedy, stuffed with oddballs and eccentrics It’s full of good old-fashioned English humour, both gentle and

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Nosferatu Rises: Reincarnated in Sound

Count Orlok speaks! After a century of silent scares, the brooding vampire finally finds his voice Among Nosferatu‘s many homages

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Ring (1927)

The Master turns in a technical tour de force in this prize winning tale Danish actor Carl Brisson, star of

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Raymond Rohauer: King of the Film Freebooters by William K. Everson

Infamous film collector who was one of the most contentious figures connected with the nitrate era He lied, stole and

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Easy Virtue (1927)

One of the Master’s most obscure films; much maligned, it only exists in severely compromised condition Only a few badly worn 16mm

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Downhill (1927)

Not a murder in sight, but it’s still one of the darkest films in the Master’s canon The star of

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Hitchcock/Truffaut: The Men Who Knew So Much

When Alfred met François: from 1962, the iconic directors joined forces for a series of renowned interviews Their far-ranging conversations spawned a multimedia franchise enduring to

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1926)

In silents no one can hear you scream. Investigating the Master’s take on Jack the Ripper The elusive maniac emerges from

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Mountain Eagle (1926)

The Master’s only missing feature is one of the most wanted silent films of all It’s bookended by a pair

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

The legend begins: spotlighting the Master’s first film, an early masterpiece But it’s still largely unknown and yet to be released in its restored original

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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 of Suspense, focusing on his British

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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