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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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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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Beware of Pirates! How to Avoid Bootleg Blu-rays and DVDs, Part 4

Parodies and Bootlegging News It isn’t all grim: the world of piracy and bootlegging provides much fodder for comedy Amazon and eBay are the thieves’ global storefront, but things are

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Beware of Pirates! How to Avoid Bootleg Blu-rays and DVDs, Part 3

Pirates and Their Victims Speak Behind the vast statistics of stolen films, real peoples’ livelihoods are being ruined Ultimately supporters of piracy pay twice for the price of condoning theft

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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 the ones hardest to spot: those based in the

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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 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

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Beware of Pirates! How to Avoid Bootleg Blu-rays and DVDs

Overview, the Public Domain and Spotting Fakes Avast, me hearties! There be pirates and bootleggers on the horizon They’ve been robbing honest traders for years but it’s time to make

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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