Showing posts with label 1925 movies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1925 movies. Show all posts

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney and Mary Philbin.

3-disc Blu-ray + DVD bought in 2014

* Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
* The original 1925 version, (black & white, 103 mins): with newly commissioned piano accompaniment by Ed Bussey
* Original 1925 trailer and 1929 sound re-issue trailer
* Reel 5 from lost 1929 sound re-issue (12 mins): the only surviving element, newly discovered in the Library of Congress archives.
* The 'man with a lantern' sequence: mysterious footage thought to have been shot for non-English speaking territories
* Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000, Kevin Brownlow, 86 mins, DVD only): Kevin Brownlow's definitive documentary on the legendary actor.
* Channel 4 Silents restoration souvenir programme (PDF)
* Fully illustrated booklet featuring new essays, review and film credits

The Lost World (1925)

Directed by Harry Hoyt and starring Bessie Love, Lewis Stone and Wallace Beery.

DVD bought in 2003

Audio Commentary by Roy Pilot, Author of The Annotated Lost World
Restored and Remastered Footage
Two Alternate Orchestral Scores
More than 12 minutes of Animation Outtakes
Reproduction of the Original Souvenir Program.