Posts From Brent Reid


Nosferatu Unleashed in HD: Every Blu-ray Reviewed

The first vampire film and earliest screen version of Dracula It’s one of the most popular and recognisable of all silent films Issued countless times on Betamax, VHS, LaserDisc and


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 a Blu-ray/DVD combo set You can win one of two


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 of two copies All you have to do is answer


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 Blu-ray and DVD All you have to do is answer


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 Two lucky readers will get to choose any one of his restored masterpieces It’s all thanks to


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 symphony. As some of you might remember, towards the end


Silent Film Musicians Directory

The most comprehensive worldwide listing of musicians and composers ever published Find favourite accompanists or the right artist for your screening or scoring project There are currently around 400 entries


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 Blu-ray/DVD Details It’s true: noted film historian Kevin Brownlow’s magnum


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 British Silent Film Symposium is set for Thursday 28th and


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 as an entertainer When Jean Darling, actress, singer, author, passed away