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L.A.
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#1 Post by L.A. » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:00 pm

O Táxi Nº 9297 (Reinaldo Ferreira, 1927), another Portuguese silent (courtesy of Cinemateca Portuguesa) available on DVD.

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Re: Silent Film on DVD and BD

#2 Post by Tommaso » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:50 pm

L.A. wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:00 pm
O Táxi Nº 9297 (Reinaldo Ferreira, 1927), another Portuguese silent (courtesy of Cinemateca Portuguesa) available on DVD.
I actually bought that one two months ago when I was on holiday in Portugal. It was a blind buy, but I'm very happy that I made it, as the film is a very entertaining 'mainstream' silent, very stylish and suspenseful, and I'm pretty sure that anyone who is into Feuillade or 'pulpy' silent crime stories will certainly enjoy it. But what makes this release truly remarkable is the excellent restoration and transfer quality, the very fine new music, and the outstanding quality of the bilingual 64-page booklet and the extras which detail everything that is needed to come to an understanding of this film and Portuguese silent cinema in general. The extra middle-length film "Rita ou Rito?", while not as great as the main film, is also rather entertaining. Portuguese silent cinema is probably not very well known outside the country itself, but this release is a great starting point. On the same level as anything released by Edition Filmmuseum or MoC, this is one of my most favourite silent releases this year.

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#3 Post by L.A. » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:37 pm

A Rosa do Adro (Georges Pallu, 1919) on DVD from Cinemateca Portuguesa.👏

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#4 Post by L.A. » Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:56 pm

DVD releases available from Cinemateca Portuguesa.

Another title that I am interested in is Francisca (Manoel de Oliveira, 1981) which has been restored by them. I think a Blu-ray is forthcoming but can’t remember from which label.

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#5 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:00 pm

L.A. wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:56 pm
Another title that I am interested in is Francisca (Manoel de Oliveira, 1981) which has been restored by them. I think a Blu-ray is forthcoming but can’t remember from which label.
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Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:05 pm
Trailer for restoration of Francisca:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogPk_u8sTc0

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#6 Post by L.A. » Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:04 pm

therewillbeblus wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:00 pm
L.A. wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:56 pm
Another title that I am interested in is Francisca (Manoel de Oliveira, 1981) which has been restored by them. I think a Blu-ray is forthcoming but can’t remember from which label.
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Thanks.

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