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by Ed Watz
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Why Silent Films Matter
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: Why Silent Films Matter

Thank you, Paul - exquisite clips, every one of them, and Mabel and Roscoe's moment was sublime. The young film collector said that seeing a silent film that premiered a hundred years ago was a "mind-boggling experience." That was pretty much my sentiments as the one kid in the neighborhoo...
by Ed Watz
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Allright, we'll try this again.........
Replies: 11
Views: 2324

Re: Allright, we'll try this again.........

Many thanks, Richard! I just pre-ordered my copy and dropped Harry Jr. a line as well. The set will be a knockout!
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by Ed Watz
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Help identifying faux Keystone Cops film?
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Help identifying faux Keystone Cops film?

Glad to oblige, Chris! Years ago before I'd seen the film I nearly bought a 16mm print of the original (French) version - but I'm pleased to say I had my doubts beforehand! Curiously, the GOING BYE-BYE! footage only appears in the British version. It's been a long time since I've seen the UK cut, I ...
by Ed Watz
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Help identifying faux Keystone Cops film?
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Help identifying faux Keystone Cops film?

An Italian dubbed version LA BOMBA COMICA is on Youtube. The George Rowe "Cop" footage begins around the 3-minute mark: https://youtu.be/fRQTFXGwcns This mishmash of slapstick fragments was first released in France as CA C'EST DU CINEMA (1950). Three years later came the British version SL...
by Ed Watz
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Murray Glass RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

Re: Murray Glass RIP

Thanks Richard for the (sad) news, I had no idea he had passed away. When I started collecting 16mm in the mid-1970s, Murray made a reversal of Keaton's THE GOLD GHOST for me, my first-ever introduction to Buster's Educational shorts. For me, Keaton in sound here was a revelation, after having seen ...
by Ed Watz
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Blackhawk Bulletins Online
Replies: 3
Views: 2978

Blackhawk Bulletins Online

USC's Hugh Hefner Moving Image Archive now has a substantial number of the Blackhawk Films bulletin (beginning in 1950) and their predecessor, The Eastin 16mm rental catalog (starting with 1935). Overall there are 443 issues online, viewable as PDFs or for downloading. The earliest Hal Roach-license...
by Ed Watz
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 24
Views: 13435

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday

Second 100 Years actual title card.jpeg PS. I'm still hoping to live long enough to see a complete print of 'The Second 100 Years'! Seeing a complete THE SECOND 100 YEARS has always meant a great deal more to me than finally watching Reel Two of THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY. It was another of our grea...
by Ed Watz
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 24
Views: 13435

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday

A great review from THE LOST LAUGH: https://thelostlaugh.com/2019/09/09/not-so-silent-racket-more-charley-chase-classics-on-dvd/ RICHARD M ROBERTS The reviewer's first comment ("As with volume 1 of this series, I have to begin by awarding this DVD five stars simply for existing") really g...
by Ed Watz
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES
Replies: 4
Views: 4491

Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES

If a picture is indeed worth a thousand words, this image should speak for itself. Someone just shared with me a review of Cohen Media's latest US BluRay Keaton release (Volume 3, SEVEN CHANCES/BATTLING BUTLER), which includes this Technicolor screenshot from SEVEN CHANCES: CM US BluRay Seven Chance...
by Ed Watz
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES
Replies: 4
Views: 4491

Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES

Can anyone tell the group whether Cohen Media's latest US release of SEVEN CHANCES uses the botched Technicolor transfer from their European release -- or have wiser heads prevailed, and have they upgraded the Technicolor prologue? The Kino release, of course, had a beautiful restoration of the Tech...