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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 those hardest to spot: those based in the Western

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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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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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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 Robbing honest traders for years but it’s time to make them walk

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide, Part 3

Early Reissues As the Little Tramp’s popularity grew, so did the scale and complexity of his films They became longer and more sophisticated as he moved to bigger studios Each time Chaplin moved on,

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide, Part 2

The Bad, the Ugly and the Good Continuing this unique roadmap to Chaplin’s vast back catalogue We’ve covered the what it is; now for the how and why it is There’s a huge disparity

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide

Charlie Chaplin is the most popular and enduring star of the silent era But his films on home video are a minefield for collectors everywhere Working out where to start

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