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American silent horror collection.

Wood, Bret. (Added Author). Worsley, Wallace, 1878-1944 (Added Author). Leni, Paul, 1885-1929 (Added Author). Robertson, John S., 1878-1964 (Added Author). Steiger, Rod, 1925-2002 (Added Author). Chaney, Lon, 1883-1930 (Added Author). La Plante, Laura, 1904-1996 (Added Author). Morris, Gouverneur, 1876-1953 (Added Author). Willard, John, 1885-1942 (Added Author). Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. (Added Author). Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885 Homme qui rit. English. (Added Author). Rod Steiger (narrator), Lon Chaney, Laura La Plante, John Barrymore, Conrad Viedt. (Cast).
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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library DVD AMERICAN (HORROR) (Text) 39206020823041 Audiovisual - DVD Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 5 videodiscs (426 min.) : sil., sound, black and white, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kino International, 2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The penalty" based on the novel by Gouverneur Morris; "The cat and the canary" based on the play by John Willard; "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson; "The man who laughs" based on the novel "L'homme qui rit" by Victor Hugo.
Originally released as motion pictures 1920-1928; "Kingdom of shadows" originally released direct-to-video in 1998.
Features: story behind "The man who laughs," at home with Conrad Veidt, excerpt of the Italian version of "The man who laughs," excerpt of Hugo's novel, about the restoration for each film, photo galleries, promotional material galleries, "Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pride" (1925) starring Stan Laurel, "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" (1920) (excerpt) starring Sheldon Lewis, audio : the transformation scene (1909) featuring Len Spencer, essay : "The many faces of Jekyll/Hyde," about the score, about the Mount Alto Motion Picture Corporation, essay by Michael F. Blake "The penalty," "By the sun's rays," Chaney's secrets revealed, production budget sheet, novel/script to screen, Chaney trailers : "The big city" (1928) and "While the city sleeps" (1928), "The miracle man," scene comparison from novel to screenplay to film.
Formatted Contents Note:
Kingdom of shadows : the rise of the horror film (1998) / written and directed by Bret Wood -- The penalty (1920) / directed by Wallace Worsley ; scenario by Charles Kenyon -- The cat and the canary (1927) / directed by Paul Leni ; adaptation by Alfred A. Cohn, Robert F. Hill ; titles by Walter Anthony -- Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1920) / directed by John S. Robertson ; scenario by Clara Beranger -- The man who laughs (1928) / directed by Paul Leni ; adaptation by J. Grubb Alexander.
Participant or Performer Note:
Rod Steiger (narrator), Lon Chaney, Laura La Plante, John Barrymore, Conrad Viedt.
Summary, etc.:
Documents the beginnings of horror films from the 1890s through the silent era; an embittered criminal seeks revenge on the doctors who erroneously amputated his legs as a child; possibly insane, an heir to a fortune must spend the night in a creepy mansion to receive the payout; a scientist finds a way to reveal the darkest side of man; with a smile permanently carved into his face, a man becomes a clown and falls for a blind orphan.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVDs, Dolby digital stereo.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Subject: Morris, Gouverneur, 1876-1953 > Film adaptations.
Willard, John, 1885-1942 > Film adaptations.
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 > Film adaptations.
Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885 > Film adaptations.
Digital recordings.
Amputees > Drama.
Distribution of decedents' estates > Drama.
Good and evil > Drama.
Disfigured persons > Drama.
Genre: Horror films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Motion picture film collections.
Film adaptations.
Silent films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.

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