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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 bullied his way into ownership of a vast archive of

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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 the shadows in one of his earliest big screen outings

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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 the most significant ones are highlighted here This simple guide makes

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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 films are copyrighted worldwide but many falsely claim the earliest

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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 years, especially on DVD He’s the most pirated classic filmmaker

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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 years The iconic director’s best known for his Hollywood classics

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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 and eBay are the thieves’ global storefront, but things are

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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 of piracy pay twice for the price of condoning theft

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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 at the ones hardest to spot: those based in the

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 5

David Shepard and Eureka Versions After years of cult popularity, Nosferatu finally made its début on high quality home video Its source was the same print that spawned the “public domain version”

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