MÉLIÈS: FAIRY TALES IN COLOR

Beginning with the earlier releases of the award-winning Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema featuring the extraordinary work of Georges Méliès has been available from GME in various Blu-ray, DVD, and digital editions. Now, thanks to the extensive restoration efforts of Lobster Films, viewers will be equally delighted by the clarity, creativity and compositions of this new HD collection. This set features music scores from seven talented musicians, and English narration tracks for select titles (noted below), along with a booklet that includes optional read-along narration to select shorts in the collection. Over the past ten years, many Méliès elements have been newly rediscovered, and are presented here – many on Blu-ray disc for the first time – culled from the best archival materials and using the most recent restoration technologies available.

 

Lobster Films (based in Paris, birthplace of Méliès) scanned the best sources for each of these films, and performed an extensive digital restoration, stabilizing the images and regrading faded colors. Eric Lange supervised the entire project. The nitrate hand-colored prints, and original camera negatives came from major archives and collectors around the world.

 
The Impossible Voyage  ( VOYAGE À TRAVERS L'IMPOSSIBLE , 1904)

The Impossible Voyage (VOYAGE À TRAVERS L'IMPOSSIBLE, 1904)

Focusing on a selection of hand-colored films, and designed to feature Méliès’ love of storytelling, this collection showcases Méliès’ talent for bringing imagination and fantasy to his films. 

 
Whimsical Illusions  ( LES ILLUSIONS FANTAISISTES , 1909)

Whimsical Illusions (LES ILLUSIONS FANTAISISTES, 1909)

Helping to bring these films to life, is the work of the following talented musicians: Brian Benison, Eric Le Guen, Antonio Coppola, Robert Israel, Neal Kurz, Jeff Mills, Alexander Rannie and Serge Bromberg. MÉLIÈS: FAIRY TALES IN COLOR will fascinate and entertain both young and old.

FILMMAKER GEORGE Méliès

FILMMAKER GEORGE Méliès

This disk publication includes narration tracks featuring film historian Serge Bromberg, and adapted from George Méliès’ suggestions, these narrations are culled from Star Films distribution catalogues intended for the sale of these films to English-speaking territories. And a souvenir booklet featuring a new forward to the collection by Serge Bromberg, along with rare images and the English-language narration text to several of the films.

 
 
 

Contents

Format: Blu-ray & DVD-NTSC Combo / Region All & Region 0 (No Regional Code)

MÉLIÈS: FAIRY TALES IN COLOR
(France, 1889-1909)

Director: Georges Méliès

  • 35mm
  • B&W, Color (tinted)
  • Silent
Click here for a complete list of titles.

BONUS MATERIAL

Narration Tracks
– Featuring film historian Serge Bromberg, and adapted from George Méliès’ suggestions, these narrations are culled from Star Films distribution catalogues intended for the sale of these films to English-speaking territories.



Total Running Time: 02:25:00

Language: French, with English intertitles

Musical Score: Brian Benison, Eric Le Guen, Antonio Coppola, Robert Israel, Neal Kurz, Jeff Mills, Alexander Rannie and Serge Bromberg

Booklet Text: Serge Bromberg (? pages, in French and English)

Published By: Fllicker Alley

Institutional Price: $300 (plus shipping).

To order call: 212.280.8654 or click here for information on ordering by fax, e-mail or post.