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In addition to those DVDs that I have produced for All Day Entertainment, I have had the privilege of working on a number of discs for other companies as well.

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FW Muranu's NOSFERATU
SPECIAL BLU-RAY, DVD, AND DUAL FORMAT STEELBOOK EDITIONS

Brand new 1080p high-definition restoration by Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung
Two audio commentaries: one newly recorded by film historian David Kalat; the second by historian R. Dixon Smith and critic Brad Stevens
The Language of Shadows, a 53-minute documentary on Murnau’s early years and the filming of Nosferatu
New video interview with BFI Film Classics: Nosferatu author Kevin Jackson
Exclusive video piece taped by and featuring filmmaker Abel Ferrara
Newly translated optional English subtitles with original German intertitles
56-PAGE BOOKLET featuring writing by Gilberto Perez, Albin Grau, Enno Patalas, and Craig Keller; notes on the restoration; and rare archival imagery


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Ernst Lubitsch's TO BE OR NOT TO BE
New, restored 2K digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
New audio commentary featuring film historian David Kalat
Pinkus’s Shoe Palace, a 1916 German silent short directed by and starring Ernst Lubitsch, with a new piano score by Donald Sosin
Lubitsch le patron, a 2010 French documentary on the director’s career
Two episodes of The Screen Guild Theater, a radio anthology series: Variety (1940), starring Jack Benny, Claudette Colbert, and Lubitsch, and To Be or Not to Be (1942), an adaptation of the film, starring William Powell, Diana Lewis, and Sig Ruman
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien and a 1942 New York Times op-ed by Lubitsch


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H.G. WELLS' THINGS TO COME
Science fiction / classic
New, restored high-definition digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
Audio commentary featuring film historian and writer David Kalat
New interview with writer and cultural historian Christopher Frayling on the film’s design
New visual essay by film historian Bruce Eder on Arthur Bliss’s musical score
Unused special effects footage by artist László Moholy-Nagy, along with a video installation piece by Jan Tichy incorporating that footage
Audio recording from 1936 of a reading from H. G. Wells’s writing about the Wandering Sickness, the plague in Things to Come
PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien

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GODZILLA
Science fiction / classic / horror
New high-definition digital restoration (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
New high-definition digital restoration of Godzilla, King of the Monsters, Terry Morse’s 1956 reworking of the original (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
Audio commentary for both movies by film historian David Kalat
New interviews with actors Akira Takarada and Haruo Nakajima and special effects technicians Yoshio Irie and Eizo Kaimai
Interview with legendary Godzilla score composer Akira Ifukube
Featurette detailing Godzilla’s photographic effects, introduced by special effects director Koichi Kawakita and special effects photographer Motoyoshi Tomioka
New interview with Japanese-film critic Tadao Sato
The Unluckiest Dragon, an illustrated audio essay featuring historian Greg Pflugfelder describing the tragic fate of the fishing vessel Daigo Fukuryu Maru, a real-life event that inspired Godzilla
Trailers for Godzilla and Godzilla, King of the Monsters
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic J. Hoberman

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THE TIGER OF ESCHNAPUR & THE INDIAN TOMB
Action / classic / fantasy
2-disc edition with newly restored transfers of both films
Dual soundtracks: German and English language
Audio commentary by David Kalat
Newly translated optional English subtitles
20-minute documentary about the films
Vintage on-set location footage shot by the cast


METROPOLIS
Silent / classic / science fiction
150-minute feature film (including 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world)
Special-edition packaging
Pristine film transfers presented on Blu-ray (1080p) and DVD (2-disc)
Newly translated optional English subtitles
Full-length audio commentary by David Kalat and Jonathan Rosenbaum
2010 documentary about the film
56-page booklet featuring new essays, archival interviews, vintage production stills, and more

Sherlock Jr DVD boxSHERLOCK JR. & THE THREE AGES
Silent / classic / comedy

Two Buster Keaton silent features at their best--restored for high definition and presented with a smorgasbord of extras--including an audio commentary on SHERLOCK JR. by me and a new documentary on the film by my friend and colleague David Pearson. 

Fantomas coverFANTOMAS
Silent / classic / thriller

Louis Feuillade's phenomenally popular and influential serialized suspense thrillers from 1913-1914, with English subtitles and audio commentary by yours truly. This superb package also includes two rare Feuillade films, THE NATIVITY and THE DWARF. Simply fantastic! Also, is it just me or this the coolest looking box art Kino has ever had?

CITY GIRL
Silent / classic / drama

F.W. Murnau made this poetic-realistic masterpiece in 1928/29 but it was shelved until 1930 when it was finally released in a bastardized talkie-hybrid using footage shot after Murnau quit.  Decades passed before the original cut was restored--and here it is, on 1080p Blu-Ray from Masters of Cinema, with an audio commentary by me to help put it into context in Murnau's career.

THE COMPLETE FRITZ LANG MABUSE (Box Set)
Silent / classic / foreign / thriller / espionage / pulp
 
This box set from Masters of Cinema collects THE definitive editions of all three of Fritz Lang's Dr. Mabuse thrillers (1922, 1933, and 1960), with superior transfers and more complete editions than any previous DVDs--and I provide running audio commentaries on all 9 hours of it! Yeah, the All Day DVD of 1000 EYES OF DR. MABUSE is out of print and netting huge prices on ebay--but if you can play this Region 2 PAL set, this is better in every possible way. No kidding.

THE FINANCES OF THE GRAND DUKE (Masters of Cinema)
Silent / classic / drama
 
For international customers interested in Murnau's little-seen THE FINANCES OF THE GRAND DUKE but who would prefer a PAL Region 2 edition, this Masters of Cinema disc is just the ticket--and this version uses the same audio commentary as the Kino disc below.

MURNAU (6 DVD Box Set)
Silent / classic / horror / drama
 
I had the great privilege of recording an audio commentary for the first-ever American release of Murnau's little-seen THE FINANCES OF THE GRAND DUKE. If I tell you this is a pulp mystery in the style of Arsene Lupin, written by Thea von Harbou and photographed by Karl Freund, you'll get the wrong idea. Think screwball comedy, think Cary Grant. From Murnau? You bet.

HARRY LANGDON: THREE'S A CROWD
Silent comedy / classic
 
THREE'S A CROWD is a misunderstood masterpiece, and one of the most singular artistic achievements of the 1920s. I am honored to accompany this glorious high-definition restoration with an audio commentary--and the excellent DVD also features a reconstructed presentation of Langdon's last surviving silent feature. This is must-have stuff, folks.

GHIDRAH THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER
Science fiction / monsters / Japanese

Available alone or as part of a superb box set, this nifty disc presents the original Japanese edition of this Godzilla flick and its alternate English language American cut. I provide an audio commentary, which was a thrill because this is my favorite Godzilla movie of all.

THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE
Thriller / espionage / German / pulp

Fritz Lang's masterpiece from 1933 gets the full Criterion Collection treatment in this deluxe package. I provide an audio commentary on the definitive restoration on disc 1, while disc 2 presents the French version (shot with a different cast!) and a featurette I made dissecting the differences between the German, French, and American versions.

SCARLET STREET
Thriller / film noir
 
Fritz Lang, Eddie Robinson, Joan Bennett, sex, humiliation, and murder. And I provide an audio commentary, if that ain't enough to entice you.

EYES WITHOUT A FACE
Horror / thriller / French New Wave

Georges Franju's best known and most memorable film--said to have caused audiences to faint back in the day, done right as only Criterion can. No audio commentary this time, guys, but I did write the liner notes.


CRY OF THE OWL
Thriller / French / arthouse
The classic French thriller based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith, directed by Claude Chabrol.
Australian edition from Umbrella

THE 1000 EYES OF DR. MABUSE
Thriller / German / pulp

Fritz Lang's final film, in which the legendary Dr. Mabuse returns from the grave to torment a Cold War world.

German edition from Polyband

THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE
Thriller / German / pulp

A trippy remake of Fritz Lang's 1933 masterpiece, made in the style of an Edgar Wallace krimi.

German edition from Polyband

THE HORROR OF HAMMER
Horror / compilation

The history of England's fabled House of Horror, as seen through its coming attractions previews.

Australian edition from Umbrella

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