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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Juno and the Paycock (1930)

When the luck of the Irish ran out: the outlook is grey in the Emerald Isle The first all-talking film from the young director is a funny but dark drama


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 falling a little flat Its mostly hit but a little


Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Easy Virtue (1927)

His most obscure and maligned film, only surviving in severely compromised condition Only a few badly worn 16mm prints exist, all missing over 25% of their original footage As one


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 The Lodger returns to suffer again in another story of the


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

Production and remakes 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


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

The legend begins: spotlighting the Master’s first film It’s an early masterpiece but is still largely unknown Replete with many trademark Hitchcockian flourishes It has yet to be released in its restored original version


Anthony Asquith’s Shooting Stars Makes Dazzling Début on BFI Blu-ray and DVD

Giveaway: Win BFI Blu-ray/DVD Sets of Anthony Asquith’s Shooting Stars! Following the British Film Institute’s acclaimed restorations of wunderkind British director Anthony Asquith’s Underground (1928) and A Cottage on Dartmoor (1929), it’s


Making Yet More Noise: Interviewing the Women Behind the New BFI Suffragettes in Silent Film Collection

Rebecca Harrison interviews two of the prime movers in this groundbreaking and timely theatrical and DVD release From the determined expressions of women marching past cameras at protests, to the


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.


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