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 off in style with a great Lubitsch in Berlin: Fairytales, Melodramas and Sex Comedies, 1918–1921 6-DVD box set!

Lubitsch in Berlin 1918-1921 (Masters of Cinema/Eureka) DVD box set

Lubitsch in Berlin 1918–1921 DVD box set

It contains six of the best films that made Ernst Lubitsch Germany’s top director, before he left for Hollywood and even greater international success:

  • Ich möchte kein Mann sein/I Don’t Want to Be a Man (1918)
  • Die Puppe/The Doll (1919)
  • Die Austernprinzessin/The Oyster Princess (1919)
  • Sumurun/One Arabian Night (1920)
  • Anna Boleyn/Deception (1920)
  • Die Bergkatze/The Wildcat (1921)

In addition it contains the feature length documentary Ernst Lubitsch in Berlin: From Schönhauser to Hollywood (2006), with recollections from Lubitsch’s daughter and his niece plus input from many leading silent film experts. There are also liner notes for all six films.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is POST HERE IN OUR CHAT FORUMS: Brenton Film Giveaway, by Saturday 24th October 2015, telling us your favourite silent film and why you love it so much. The winner will be chosen by film historian Kevin Brownlow. Good luck!

Note that this DVD set is region 2-coded in the PAL format, so make sure that if you live outside Europe your equipment can play it. If it’s not suitable for your set-up don’t worry: we’ve more upcoming giveaways of DVDs and Blu-rays that are suitable for playback anywhere!

The rather wonderful Ossi Oswalda in Die Puppe/The Doll (1919) - and yes, that is her real tongue!

The rather wonderful Ossi Oswalda in Die Puppe (1919) and yes – that is her real tongue!

This set has seen these releases:

Sumurun aka One Arabian Night (1920) with Pola Negri and Ernst Lubitsch, German film poster

Sumurun aka One Arabian Night (1920) with Pola Negri and Ernst Lubitsch, German film poster

I started Brenton Film because I love film – quelle surprise! The silent era, 1930s and 1940s especially get my literary juices flowing though. So you’ll see a lot about those. For more, see the About page.

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