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Alma Reville: The Power Behind Hitchcock’s Throne

Celebrating the 120th birthday of a hugely underrated pioneer of British cinema Giving credit where it’s due: she was one half of the best filmmaking duo in history Alfred Hitchcock was loyally

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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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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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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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The Birth of a Nation: Controversial Classic Gets a Definitive New Restoration

Giveaway: Win Two Brilliant BFI Birth of a Nation Blu-ray Sets! Landmark film still generates headlines and fierce debate more than a century after its original release Photoplay’s Patrick Stanbury recounts

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Kevin Brownlow’s Napoléon to Make Long-Awaited Début on Home Video

Napoléon (1927) Abel Gance’s Restored Epic in UK Cinemas November 2016–January 2017 Update: 28 July 2016 Press Release and BFI Blu-ray/DVD Details It’s true: noted film historian Kevin Brownlow’s magnum

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide

“Nosferatu – Does this word not sound to thee like the midnight call of the Bird of Death? Take care in saying it, otherwise the images of life will fade to shadows, and ghostly dreams will rise from your heart and nourish themselves on your blood.”

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Multiple-Language Version Film Collectors’ Guide

1930 Films Q: What do the following have in common? Laurel and Hardy, Greta Garbo, Buster Keaton, Marlene Dietrich, Alfred Hitchcock, John Wayne, Dracula and Fritz Lang. A: They all