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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The British Years in Print

A legend begins: the Master of Suspense was born 120 years ago today Probably the most recognised and highly regarded director in history One of the most dissected, discussed and documented

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Ring (1927)

The Master of Suspense turns in a technical tour de force in this prize winning tale Danish actor Carl Brisson, star of two Hitchcocks, suffers a hit in love in both

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Raymond Rohauer: King of the Film Freebooters by William K. Everson

Infamous nitrate era film collector and one of its most contentious figures He lied, stole and bullied his way into ownership of a vast archive of rarities Retained an army of

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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

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Hitchcock/Truffaut: The Men Who Knew So Much

When Alfred met François: iconic directors joined forces for renowned series of interviews Far-ranging conversations that spawned multimedia franchise enduring to the present day The most significant spin-offs influenced generations of fans, filmmakers and scholars

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide: Tillie’s Punctured Romance (1914)

Charting the convoluted release history of the first feature length film for Chaplin, Keystone and comedy itself One of the most famous of all silver screen comedies, it was a huge success

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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 – anywhere Years of speculation and misinformation by cocksure commentators muddy the waters The most pirated classic

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide: A Burlesque on Carmen (1915)

Two big budget, dramatic versions of Carmen hit cinemas in 1915, inspiring Chaplin’s brilliant spoof But immediately on completion Chaplin’s original version disappeared, destroyed for decades Only mangled reissue edits

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide, Part 8

1918–1967 Shorts and Features in HD Charlie Chaplin Competition: Win Artificial Eye Blu-rays and DVDs! Concluding this definitive overview of the silent movie icon’s lengthy career This time it’s the

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide, Part 7

Shorts and Features 1918–1967 Charlie Chaplin Competition: Win Artificial Eye Blu-rays and DVDs! We move on to perhaps Chaplin’s best known works: his later shorts and feature films on DVD