Independent U.S. distributors Flicker Alley have revealed that they are planning to add a number of exciting titles to their Blu-ray catalog. Amongst them are Charlie Chaplin's Mutual Comedies, Iain Kennedy's Palace of Silents (2010), and Mack Sennett's Bathing Girls at the Ocean Park Peer (circa 1919).
2. Chaplin's Mutual Comedies (12 films). A Flicker Alley/Blackhawk Films presentation. Newly restored by Lobster Films, Cineteca di Bologna, and the British Film Institute. Coming soon as a 5-disc SteelBook box set.
3. Iain Kennedy's Palace of Silents, part of the Flicker Alley/Blackhawk Films We're in the Movies collection. The collection will also feature When You Wore a Tulip by Steven Schallert, as well as the supplementary films The Lumberjack, Our Southern Mountaineers by Walter Kline (Eastern Tennessee, 1917-18), Huntingdon's Hero (Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, 1934),and The Kidnappers Foil by Melton Barker (Corsicana, Texas, 1937) (selected for the National Film Registry in 2012), all from preserved 35mm. Coming soon in a Blu-ray+DVD edition.
4. Mack Sennett's Bathing Girls at the Ocean Park Peer (circa 1919). Part of Mack Sennett Keystone (Vol. 1), a Flicker Alley/Keystone, Inc. presentation. Coming soon in a Blu-ray+DVD edition.
5. The Albatros serial The House of Mystery (1923), directed by Alexandre Volkoff, and starring Julien Vilandrit (Ivan Mosjoukine). A Flicker Allery/Blackhawks Films presentation. DVD edition.
6. 3-D Rarities Collection. Included in the collection will be M.L. Gunzburg Presents Natural Vision 3-Dimension. A Flicker Alley/3D Film Archive presentation. Blu-ray.
7. Seven Wonders of the World (1956), a Flicker Alley/Cinerama, Inc. presentation. Blu-ray/DVD edition.
8. Masterworks of American Avant-garde Film, 1920-1970, a Flicker Alley/Blackhawk Films presentation. Coming soon in a Blu-ray edition.
9. Search for Paradise (1957), a Flicker Alley/Cinerama, Inc. presentation. Blu-ray/DVD edition.
@lefty - strictly a value judgement on a 15 minute short (with an excellent set of supplements) with a msrp of nearly 60 bucks. I won't be buying 12 discs of Mutuals @ sale price of 30 bucks each when there's a Spanish release with all of the Mutuals selling for 18 euros.
Regarding the Mutuals - Per David Shepard - "It will be a 5-disc box set in a steelcase. 2 Blu-Ray discs and 2 DVDs of the twelve comedies and a new documentary on Chaplin's beginnings and the restorations." Might be a while as they are waiting on Easy Street & The Rink from Italy.