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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Miscellaneous British Films

His Master’s Apprenticeship: detailing the preservation status of Hitchcock’s earliest works He entered the fledgling film industry in the early 1920s as a lowly freelance title card designer Quickly worked

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Miscellaneous Releases

Numerous unusual worldwide releases don’t fit neatly into any standard Hitch videographies But many are essential collector’s items; some of the most significant ones are highlighted here Bootlegs of his

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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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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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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 8

The Many Faces of Orlok: Restored Versions on Blu-ray and DVD Count Orlok’s saga has metamorphosed through a bewildering variety of versions The restored releases have a total of seven completely different

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 7

Serenading the Undead: So Many Scores Count Orlok’s misdeeds have had countless live and recorded scores over the years The original 1922 première score no longer survives but there are

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 6

1995 and 2006 Restorations Nosferatu’s metamorphosis continues: two new versions, many new sets of intertitles Both are equally complete and the only ones available on Blu-ray and HD digital video

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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 quality home video début Its source was the same print that spawned the so-called “public domain

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 4

1981–1987 Restorations Orlok’s resurrection begins: finally brought back to life after lying dormant for decades Third time’s the charm: after two earlier efforts, the film was returned to première length After

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 3

Surviving Prints and “Public Domain Version” Casting light on the shadows of Nosferatu’s greatest myth: that only one print survived There are lots of archived extant early copies but they’re all