Posts From Brent Reid


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.”


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 have to fill all the papers more than anybody else.


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 time for Brenton Film’s first giveaway and we’re kicking thing


Artificial Eye’s New UK Chaplin Blu-rays Reviewed

Charlie Chaplin Competition: Win Artificial Eye Blu-rays and DVDs! Artificial Eye, current UK licensees of his feature films, have released them in new editions Here’s the lowdown on the latest


Blu-ray and DVD Region Codes and Video Standards

Most DVDs and Blu-rays are region-locked and cannot be played in other countries That is, unless you’ve equipped yourself with multi-region audio/video equipment Region locking is often at the insistence


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

Overview, the Public Domain and Spotting Fakes Avast, me hearties! There be pirates and bootleggers on the horizon Robbing honest traders for years but it’s time to make them walk


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 to speak volumes Uggie, one of the finest actors in


Multiple-Language Version Film Collectors’ Guide, Part 2

1931–1932 Films Get your teeth into multiple-language version films on Blu-ray and DVD! Feast your eyes on this rundown of the best MLVs of the early sound era Continuing this series


Multiple-Language Version Film Collectors’ Guide

1930 Films Q: What do the following have in common? Laurel and Hardy, Greta Garbo, Buster Keaton, Marlene Dietrich, Alfred Hitchcock, John Wayne, Dracula and Fritz Lang. A: They all


Brent on Brenton Film: Nottingham Confidential Interview

Here’s a new interview for Nottingham Confidential in which I discuss silent film in general and my plans for this site: Brenton Film: The Big Noise in Silent Film! Photo: Kelly Daniels