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Old 04-24-2014, 08:45 AM   #1
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Some Notable Names of the Silent Era
  • Charles Chaplin (Actor, Director)
  • Buster Keaton (Actor, Director)
  • Harold Lloyd (Actor, Director)
  • D.W. Griffith (Director)
  • F.W. Murnau (Director)
  • Yasujiro Ozu (Director)
  • Lon Chaney (Actor)
  • Douglas Fairbanks (Actor)
  • Rudolph Valentino (Actor)
  • Lillian Gish (Actress)
  • Clara Bow (Actress)

Siskel & Ebert on silent films (Highly Recommended....if you want to know about silent movies and what makes them so fantastic, start here)


NOTE: A few of the Blackhawk Films blu-rays from Flicker Alley shown below are MOD BD-R (for example: Timothy's Quest, The Garden of Eden, The Ghost That Never Returns, and Portrait of a Young Man).

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Three Favorites


Charles Chaplin



Buster Keaton



Harold Lloyd




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1900-to-1920




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1921-to-End of the Silent Era





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Collections of Silent Films and Shorts




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Collections Containing Silent Films and Sound Films






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Post-Silent Era

**The Mel Brooks Collection contains Silent Movie (1976)**



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Animation




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Part-talkies




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Documentary Films




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Masters of Cinema/BFI/Imports



The Dreyer set contains "Master of the House" (1925).

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Silent Films as Extras on Other Releases

[Show spoiler]The Wizard of Oz 3D 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)(SD)
  • His Majesty, The Scarecrow of Oz (1914)(SD)
  • The Magic Cloak of Oz (1914)(SD)
  • The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914)(SD)
  • The Wizard of Oz (1925)(SD)

Ben-Hur Ultimate Collector's Edition
  • Ben-Hur (1925)(SD)


The Ten Commandments Gift Set
  • The Ten Commandments (1923)(HD)

Stagecoach (1939)
  • Bucking Broadway (1917)(HD/1080i)

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  • Silent version of All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)(SD)

There Will Be Blood (2007)
  • The Story of Petroleum (1923)(HD)

Modern Times (1936)
  • The Rink (1917)(HD/1080i)

Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
  • The Immigrant (1917)(HD/1080i)

Restless (2011)
  • Silent version of Restless (2011)(HD)

Seven Chances (1925)
  • How a French Nobleman Got a Wife Through the New York Herald Personal Columns (1904)(HD)



According to member kndy,

For fans of silent films, here are a few recommended websites:

- NitrateVille.com (Forum)
- SilentEra.com
- Silentsaregolden.com
- The Silent Treatment

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- Official Anime on Blu-ray Thread
- The Official KINO International/KINO Video Thread
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- StudioCanal Collection Thread

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Old 04-24-2014, 09:36 AM   #2
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Great list. We need more on blu ray!!
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:06 PM   #3
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I always get giddy with a special sort of excitement whenever a pre-order goes up for a silent film.
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I always get giddy with a special sort of excitement whenever a pre-order goes up for a silent film.
Same here.

I also agree about doing the separate Keaton films. There are also other silent films included as special features of sorts on some releases if you wanted to include those.

Ten Commandments (Silent version included in the 6-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition)
Wizard of Oz (Several silent films included in the 3-Disc Emerald Edition)
Ben-Hur (Silent version included in the Ultimate Collector's Edition)
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:01 PM   #5
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I would love to see a few Louise Brooks films Blu. Pandora's Box is in my top ten of all time favourite films and needs a release and Diary of a Lost Girl and Beggars of Life would be essential releases for me as well.
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Changes made, thanks everyone.
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:38 PM   #7
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The 1925 Ben Hur is on a blu-ray disc, but only in standard def on the Ben Hur (1959) set. Just watched it for Easter.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:14 PM   #8
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Same here.

I also agree about doing the separate Keaton films. There are also other silent films included as special features of sorts on some releases if you wanted to include those.

Ten Commandments (Silent version included in the 6-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition)
Wizard of Oz (Several silent films included in the 3-Disc Emerald Edition)
Ben-Hur (Silent version included in the Ultimate Collector's Edition)
Also Bucking Broadway was included on the Stagecoach Criterion.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:55 PM   #9
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Thanks for this thread. I think I'll have to check out "Die Niebelungen," I remember seeing pictures of the Siegfried and the dragon section of the movie many years ago and I always was curious about where that came from. Sounds like a great movie.

I hope someone releases "The Last Laugh" at some point, that is one of my favorite silent movies and I have been putting off buying it cause I don't really want a DVD of a movie like that which is so historically notable that it seems like a bluray release must be inevitable. "Fall of the House of Usher" and "Faust" seem like two more no-brainers, but who knows if we'll see either.

EDIT: Wow, the masters of cinema release of Passion of Joan of Arc doesn't have the Richard Einhorn score? That was one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard, silent film or not...guess I'll have to get the criterion DVD instead.

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Great thread! What about Moroder's version of Metropolis. Would that still count? I know the soundtrack has audio now, but it's still applied to a silent film.
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Great thread! What about Moroder's version of Metropolis. Would that still count? I know the soundtrack has audio now, but it's still applied to a silent film.
Thank you, update made.
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Just wanted to pop in here and I say I love this thread. Been really getting into silent films lately and it's nice to have a convenient place where I know what's out.

Thanks jasonjl!
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I recommend the Pickford set. Sparrows is a fantastic film. It has tragically UN-hip lead ins designed to make silent films relevant for kids. But you can skip past those.
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What about The Jazz Singer -- it's mostly silent, with audio for several songs.

Actually saw that last night for the first time. Wonderful disc -- the film looks great and the sound portions are very clear. Corny maybe, but a very enjoyable film. And an important part of movie history.
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What about The Jazz Singer -- it's mostly silent, with audio for several songs.

Actually saw that last night for the first time. Wonderful disc -- the film looks great and the sound portions are very clear. Corny maybe, but a very enjoyable film. And an important part of movie history.
The Jazz Singer was the first feature-length talkie (with spoken dialogue), and paved the way for all future ones. It's success was in effect what started the decline of the silent era.

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Great thread. Thanks for making it.

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Frank Borzage's 7th Heaven, Street Angel and Lucky Star are available on French Carlotta Films. 7th Heaven is a great, great movie, and this is the first movie I've ever watched with my wife, that she liked so much that she wanted to watch it again right away. It's probably the most romantic movie I've ever seen, and all of them feature the great actress Janet Gaynor (as well as Charles Farrell, in which they appeared in 14 movies together, but these are considered the best).

I especially love movies from the late 20's, part talkies or just movies with a special score and sound effects (like the above 3 have).
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The Jazz Singer was the first feature-length talkie (with spoken dialogue), and paved the way for all future ones. It's success was in effect what started the decline of the silent era.
I'm well aware of that -- I was just saying that other than the synchronized songs it's silent. About 80% of it. But, point taken.
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I consider any movie that uses intertitles at all, as a movie from the silent era.
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Changes made, added an 'Animation' section and some more silent films on extras.
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