Tag "David Shepard"

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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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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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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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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 ones hardest to spot: those based in the Western

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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 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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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

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide, Part 6

Essanay and Mutual Restored in HD Covering the definitive editions of the Little Tramp’s pivotal short films They’re the closest ever to the versions Chaplin’s original audiences saw Now with

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide, Part 5

Essanay and Mutual 1980s–2000s Restorations For many years the Little Tramp’s mid-1910s films were inaccessible and languished in poor condition In the 1980s, film preservationist David Shepard fully restored them

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