GME Announces FRENCH MASTERWORKS & THE RED LANTERN on DVD Available for Institutional Sales

GME Announces FRENCH MASTERWORKS & THE RED LANTERN on DVD Available for Institutional Sales
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Gartenberg Media Announces

2 Major DVD Publications from the Silent Film Era





Both Now Available on DVD for Institutional Sales


Gartenberg Media Enterprises (GME) is proud to announce the release of FRENCH MASTERWORKS: RUSSIAN ÉMIGRÉS IN PARIS 1923-1929, a 5-Disc DVD Deluxe Edition from Flicker Alley, as well as THE RED LANTERN, published by Cinematek, as a PAL-DVD with an accompanying 208-page softcover book. Both DVD editions are available for institutional sales in North America.


The collection of Russian filmmakers who made up the core of what came to be known as Films Albatros arrived from Moscow after the October 1917 revolution by way of Yalta, Constantinople and Marseilles, establishing their base of operations in an old Pathé greenhouse-style studio in the Paris suburb of Montreuil.  From it flowed some of the finest French films of the 1920s - variously experimental, spectacular, charming, witty; and always beautifully executed.  FRENCH MASTERWORKS: RUSSIAN ÉMIGRÉS IN PARIS 1923-1929 presents five exciting silent cinema features, each restored to excellent condition by the Cinematheque Francaise, and accompanied by outstanding new music scores by Timothy Brock, Robert Israel, Neil Brand, Antonio Coppola and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.  For each film, the original French titles are retained with optional English subtitles.




Five Iconic Films Albatros Productions

5 Disc DVD Collection

LE BRASIER ARGENT  Ivan Mosjoukine  (1923)   

KEAN  Alexandre Volkoff  (1924)   

FEU MATHIAS PASCAL  Marcel L'Herbier  (1926)   

GRIBICHE  Jacques Feyder  (1926)   

LES NOUVEAUX MESSIEUR  Jacques Feyder  (1929) 


DVD-NTSC - Region 0 / 
No Regional Code.


  Institutional Sale Price: $ 400.00 plus shipping & handling.




THE RED LANTERN tells the story of a Eurasian, Joan of Arc-like heroine, set against the background of China's 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The film was an instant success, thanks to the star qualities of diva Alla Nazimova and an unprecedented advertising campaign ("Presenting The Greatest Actress of the Day, NAZIMOVA, The Star of a Thousand Moods".) Both these aspects are extensively discussed in the accompanying publication, To Dazzle the Eye and Stir the Heart - The Red Lantern, Nazimova and the Boxer Rebellion. Additional essays examine the literary origin of the film (The Red Lantern by Edith Wherry) as well as the historical impact of the Boxer Rebellion, that inform the larger issues of biracial identity, feminism, nationalism, and the clash of cultures that are portrayed in Capellani's film. Bonus features on the DVD include early cinema actualities that evoke the way in which the Boxer Rebellion was portrayed in Western society around the turn of the century, reconstruction of a Chinese screening programme from the time of the film's premiere in the United States, as well as screen tests and odes to the film's star, Nazimova. 



Albert Capellani
USA  (1919)

 To Dazzle the Eye and Stir the Heart -
The Red Lantern, Nazimova and the Boxer Rebellion

208-page Softcover book.

 DVD-PAL - Region 0 /
No Regional Code.

Institutional Sale Price: $ 200.00 plus shipping & handling.





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