Monday, July 31, 2006
Dear Friends of Flicker Alley,
Thank you for your on-going support and interest in Flicker Alley editions of classic and previously little-seen films. Your feedback and inquiries have been genuinely appreciated and inspiring, proving that there is real dedication and passion for the type of material we produce in a very competitive broadcast and home entertainment market.
After many production delays, I am pleased to finally, and officially, announce that the Flicker Alley DVD release of PHANTOM, a film by F. W. Murnau, is ready for pre-order. To all those who have e-mailed previously, I offer my sincere thanks for your patience during this time.
This restored edition is from an amazingly detailed, original 1922 negative, and features a magnificent orchestral score by Robert Israel, which I personally believe to be among his best recorded work. I have listed the DVD features below and have attached a j-peg image of the packaging art.
* A beautiful new, speed-corrected NTSC film transfer, restored with original tints
* A new, digitally recorded orchestral score by renowned silent film
composer Robert Israel
* A new, English language edition of the film prepared for and in
collaboration with the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation, Wiesbaden,
SPECIAL BONUS FEATURES:
* Invitation To Phantom - A new 15 minute examination of the artistry and production history of Phantom by UCLA film historian Janet Bergstrom
* The Colors of Phantom - Film restoration experts Luciano Berriatúa and
Camille Blot-Wellens discuss their process for color tint identification and
restoration in a 12-page booklet essay
* Cast and Crew Biographies - Over 80 pages of biographical information and unique photographs of the major performers and technicians involved with the film
* Special Documents Gallery - A image gallery containing many rare and
never-before-seen historical documents (Special thanks to Werner Sudendorf, the Filmmuseum Berlin, and Deutsches Filminstitut)
The national street date for PHANTOM is Tuesday, September 12th; however, orders placed directly through Flicker Alley will be available for shipment the week of August 21st. The price of the PHANTOM DVD will be $29.95. There will be an introductory 15% discount PLUS free shipping within the United States for any order placed directly through Flicker Alley by August 31, 2006. The total cost of this offer will be $25.46 (or $27.56 for any order shipped to a California address including the 8.25% sales tax). Please contact us for shipments outside of the United States and please remember that this introductory discount only applies to orders placed directly through Flicker Alley.
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Flicker Alley LLC
P O Box 931762,
Los Angeles, CA 90093
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Thank you very much again for your interest in Flicker Alley productions and products and please feel free to contact me with any comments or questions.