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by Ben Model
Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: The Marcel Perez Collection - DVD/Kickstarter
Replies: 7
Views: 6430

Re: The Marcel Perez Collection - DVD/Kickstarter

One more film has just been added to the DVD project. Reel 2 of "Camouflage" (rel. Nov 1918) has just been preserved by the LoC and will be digitized for the project. Reel 2 is all that survives and it's quite funny.

9 days to go . . .

Ben
by Ben Model
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: The Marcel Perez Collection - DVD/Kickstarter
Replies: 7
Views: 6430

Re: The Marcel Perez Collection - DVD/Kickstarter

Thanks. It's been a long progression building this up over the last couple of years, but very satisfying that I seem to have found a "wormhole" (if I may use that word on television) to distributing rare silent films on DVD. The Perez project hit 100% funding in just under 24 hours, and is...
by Ben Model
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: The Marcel Perez Collection - DVD/Kickstarter
Replies: 7
Views: 6430

The Marcel Perez Collection - DVD/Kickstarter

In case anyone's interested, I've just launched a Kickstarter to fund a new DVD of rare comedy shorts starring and directed by Marcel Perez. Prints will be sourced from EYE Film and LoC. If you're interested in making a pledge to help the project, click here to go to the Kickstarter page for details...
by Ben Model
Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: CineMuseum: Arbuckle - Keaton on TCM
Replies: 7
Views: 5681

Re: CineMuseum: Arbuckle - Keaton on TCM

The Keaton solo shorts are from the new Kino DVD/Blu, so those versions will not be the usual prints. Some of these have new scores, some do not.

Ben
by Ben Model
Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Kino's OUR HOSPITALITY blu-ray is in my hands
Replies: 21
Views: 13009

Re: Kino's OUR HOSPITALITY blu-ray is in my hands

FYI, the MoMA print has an intertitle not in the kodascope version that is in their print in Czech (I believe it introduces the golfer, and I think there's one other), and I alerted Bret W to these as well as to the fact that the Czech print lacked the insert of the toupee label. Bret grabbed the in...
by Ben Model
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Kino's OUR HOSPITALITY blu-ray is in my hands
Replies: 21
Views: 13009

Re: Kino's OUR HOSPITALITY blu-ray is in my hands

It was newly transferred in HD from MoMA's 35mm restoration, made from a print they preserved from a 35mm nitrate from the Czech film archive several years ago (thank you, Eileen Bowser), and is 4-5 mins longer (because of footage not running speed). I connected Kino with MoMA when they hired me to ...
by Ben Model
Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: slightly OT: Ernie Kovacs DVD box set
Replies: 2
Views: 5210

Re: slightly OT: Ernie Kovacs DVD box set

http://www.erniekovacs.info/EKovacs_300x250_05.gif Kovacs-mania is beginning to gather steam, as the DVD set's release date (April 19) looms. Be sure to order your copy from Shout Factory's website in order to receive the bonus DVD that includes surviving material from "Tonight!" hosted b...
by Ben Model
Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: watch "His Musical Sneeze" - now online at DFI site
Replies: 11
Views: 5069

Re: watch "His Musical Sneeze" - now online at DFI site

Synch now fixed. LInk is still here, if you want to re-watch.

Ben
by Ben Model
Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: watch "His Musical Sneeze" - now online at DFI site
Replies: 11
Views: 5069

Re: watch "His Musical Sneeze" - now online at DFI site

Apologies for the score being out of synch (by 3 secs). It will be fixed and reposted by DFI after the weekend.

Ben
by Ben Model
Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: watch "His Musical Sneeze" - now online at DFI site
Replies: 11
Views: 5069

watch "His Musical Sneeze" - now online at DFI site

"His Musical Sneeze" (1919) starring Lloyd Hamilton, prod by Lehrman and dir by Jack White, is now available to watch on the Danish Film Institute's website. I scored the film for the DFI last year, and they've just posted it on their website. The film turned up in their collection in 2009...