Murnau, Borzage and Fox Boxset (12-DVD)

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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 12
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1925
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
12-Disc Set - Checkpoint, Sensormatic
Audio:
  • Mono - English
  • Silent
Additional Product:
  • Collectible - Two Coffee Table Books

Disc 1: LAZYBONES

Additional Release Material:
  • Additional Audio Material - Newly Created Score Composed by Tim Curran
Text/Photo Galleries:
  • Still Gallery

Disc 2: STREET ANGEL

Text/Photo Galleries:
  • Still Gallery

Disc 3: 7TH HEAVEN

Additional Release Material:
  • Audio Commentary - Film Historians Robert Birchard and Anthony Slide
  • Featurettes - THE RIVER Reconstruction
Text/Photo Galleries:
  • Still Gallery - THE RIVER

Disc 4: SUNRISE

Additional Release Material:
  • Additional Audio Material - Olympia Chamber Orchestra Score Composed and Conducted by Timothy Brock
  • Additional Footage - Outtakes with Commentary by John Bailey and Text Cards
  • Audio Commentary - ASC Cinematographer John Bailey
  • Trailers -Theatrical Trailer
Text/Photo Galleries:
  • Additional Text - Restoration Notes
  • Still Gallery
  • Screenplay:
    1. SUNRISE Screenplay
    2. Original Scenario by Carl Meyer with Annotations by F. W. Murnau

Disc 5: LUCKY STAR

Additional Release Material:
  • Additional Audio Material - Newly Created Score Composed and Conducted by Christopher Caliendo
Text/Photo Galleries:
  • Still Gallery

Disc 6: THEY HAD TO SEE PARIS

Text/Photo Galleries:
  • Still Gallery

Disc 7: CITY GIRL

Additional Release Material:
  • Additional Audio Material - Newly Created Score Composed and Conducted by Christopher Caliendo
  • Documentary - MURNAU'S 4 DEVILS: TRACES OF A LOST FILM - A Film by Janet Bergstrom
Text/Photo Galleries:
  • Additional Text - 4 DEVILS Treatment
  • Still Gallery
  • Screenplay - 4 DEVILS

Disc 8: LILIOM

Text/Photo Galleries:
  • Still Gallery

Disc 9 Side A: AFTER TOMORROW

Text/Photo Galleries:
  • Still Gallery

Disc 9 Side B: YOUNG AMERICA

Text/Photo Galleries:
  • Still Gallery

Disc 10: SONG O' MY HEART

Text/Photo Galleries:
  • Still Gallery

Disc 11: BAD GIRL

Disc 12: MURNAU, BORZAGE & FOX DOCUMENTARY By John Cork

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , , , &
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Directed by &

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 12/12/2008
"[T]his lavish boxed set serves as a mini film course....This collection's heaven..." -- Grade: B+
Film Comment - 01/01/2009
"There were years when these two visionary directors coincided and, granted relative liberty and protection by William Fox, shared studio talent and resources to create works that were pinnacles of technical innovation and lyrical expression..."

Product Description:

This beautiful box set chronicles the classic silent works of German expressionist F.W. Murnau and American romanticist Frank Borzage, two filmmakers who influenced each another's mystical, dreamlike styles when the former began making movies for the Fox Film Corporation in the 1920s and '30s. Murnau's SUNRISE and CITY GIRL are accounted for and brimming with surreal pathos, as are eight gems from Borzage: LAZYBONES, SEVENTH HEAVEN, STREET ANGEL, LUCKY STAR, THEY HAD TO SEE PARIS, SONG O' MY HEART, LILIOM, and BAD GIRL. Also featured is a documentary that revisits in intimate detail the time these two masters spent at the legendary Fox Studios.

Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:

Lazybones (1925) - Frank Borzage
Steve Tuttle (Charles Jones), the titular lazybones, takes on the responsibility of raising a fatherless girl, causing a scandal in his small town. Many years later, having returned from World War I, he discovers that he loves the grown-up girl.
Street Angel (1928) - Frank Borzage
First-ever ACADEMY AWARD-Winning actress Janet Gaynor plays Angela, in "a simple, but pathetically beautiful love tale' (Film Daily) that unfolds in the picturesque landscape of Naples, Italy.
7th Heaven (1927) - Frank Borzage
Frank Borzage's inspiring romantic tale of love and courage is a true cinematic masterpiece. Starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell. Winner of three Academy Awards®, including Best Director.
Sunrise (1927) - F.W. Murnau
In this fable-morality silent film masterpiece (which is subtitled "A Song of Two Humans"), an evil temptress (Margaret Livingston) bewitches a farmer (George O'Brien) and convinces him to murder his neglected wife (Janet Gaynor). After he comes to his senses - before he is about to kill his wife - the married couple renew their love in the city.
Lucky Star (1929) - Frank Borzage
Mary (Janet Gaynor), a poor farm girl, meets Tim (Charles Farrell) just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe, where he is wounded and loses the use of his legs. Home again, Tim is visited by Mary and they are powerfully attracted to each other; but his physical handicap prevents him from declaring his love for her. Deeper complications set in when Martin (Guinn Williams), Tim's former sergeant and a bully, takes a shine to Mary.
They Had To See Paris (1929) - Frank Borzage
Oklahoma mechanic Pike Peters finds himself part owner of an oil field. His wife Idy, hitherto content, decides the family must go to Paris to get culture and meet the right kind of people. Pike and his grown son and daughter soon have flirtatious French admirers; Idy rents a chateau from an impoverished aristocrat while Pike responds to each new development with homespun wit. In the inevitable clash, will pretentiousness and sophistication or common sense triumph'
City Girl (1930) - F.W. Murnau
Lem goes to Chicago to sell the wheat his family has grown on their farm in Minnesota. There he meets the waitress Kate. They fall in love and get married before going back to the farm. Kate is accepted by Lem's mother and kid sister but is rejected by his father, who believes she married for the money. The reapers arrive and quickly make things even more complicated by making their move on Kate. Lem misunderstands the situation and believes Kate is actually interested. In despair Kate leaves the farm and Lem goes looking for her.
Liliom (1930) - Frank Borzage
This gorgeously mounted story - later remade as the musical Carousel - follows Liliom, a poor, but cocky man who turns to thieving to support his new family. But when a holdup turns disastrous and Liliom loses his life, he is allowed to return to Earth years later in an attempt to set things right.
After Tomorrow (1932) - Frank Borzage
No matter how responsible they are, a young couple's pending marriage plans are destroyed by their self-serving families.
Young America (1932) - Frank Borzage
Already in trouble with the law, Arthur and his friend Nutty break into a drugstore to get medicine for Nutty's grandmother. The druggist's wife, Mrs. Doray, asks for custody. When he hears them arguing over him, Arthur runs away. When he returns Mr. Doray is being robbed by bandits at the drugstore.
Song O' My Heart (1930) - Frank Borzage
(Full sound version, and music and effects version) In this "flawlessly" (The New York Times) recorded feature loosely based on his own life, "John McCormack's famous tenor voice is reproduced so naturally and so pleasingly' (Film Daily).

Plot Keywords:

Angels | Betrayal | Big City | Essential Cinema | Fantasy Worlds | Love Triangle | Romance | Scams And Cons | Sci-Fi / Horror / Fantasy | Silent | Vintage

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  • UPC: 024543562207
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