The Cameraman's Revenge & Other Fantastic Tales
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* Cameraman's Revenge (1912)
The unusual subject of insect infidelity is tackled. The oldest film in the collection, and fascinating - If he didn't used real bugs in this, he used VERY realistic models.
* Insect's Christmas (1913)
A "Santa" ornament jumps of a Christmas tree, and brings Christmas to the banks of a pond for various insects and frogs.
* Frogland (1922)
The story of the frogs that wanted a king. Zeus sends down a succession of undesirable candidates, then (apparently) gets annoyed with the request and sends them a Stork!
* Voice of the Nightingale (1923)
A little girl captures a nightingale. A hand-tinted film, and very beautiful.
* The Mascot (1934)
A dog puppet attempts to help a poor, sick girl by bringing her an orange. Along the way he encounters other toys and a host of demons!
* Winter Carousel (1959)
A bear and a rabbit court a pretty girl bear while playing in the snow.
While "The Mascot" is undoubtedly the prize to this collection, I'm also very fond of "Voice of the Nightingale", a touching hand-colored film combining stop-motion and live action. (trivia - the girl in the film, billed as "Nina Star" is actually Ladislaw's daughter Irene).
My only beef with this release is that it's the exact same films as on the older VHS/Laserdisc release. I know that "Nose to the Wind", "The Dragonfly and the Ant", "Christmas Eve", and "The Lily of Belgium" have been released on other video compilations which are now out of print - couldn't they have gotten some of those added? And when are we going to get to see his masterpiece, "The Tale of the Fox (Le Roman de Renard)?
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A must for all stop motion fans. A character from a Tool video is in one of the stories.Published 12 months ago by Novice
Excellent service and item, rare to find. One of the first animated movies in trick film, interesting to study, funny to watch.Published on November 13, 2013 by Robert Michler
What an incredible and clever work of art. Mind blowing and way way ahead of it's time. This man is a genius.Published on May 13, 2013 by M. Herholz
A number of "boutique labels" have started using the DVD-R and CD-R/Made-On-Demand format for some of their older inventory. Read morePublished on February 7, 2013 by Bob S
I had been looking for the works of THIS artist since 1986.
WOW..what a find. Any fan of animation will enjoy this
It's been about 8 years since I first heard the name Ladislas Starevitch. Then someone told me it was Ladislaw Starewicz. Sigh. Read morePublished on September 27, 2006 by cinephile
Cold wars apart, "The Cameraman's Revenge & Other Fantastic Tales" gives us a great complement for the already aesthetically enjoyable collection (visually, narratively and... Read morePublished on July 13, 2005 by E.Levi
Starewicz's films are AMAZINGLY done, considering how much of his work was done in the 1910's. That aside, his stories, are funny, touching, and full of heart. Read morePublished on June 8, 2005 by Fiona
Wow. I was very impressed with Starewicz's work. More so than I had expected to be. Not only is it stand alone brilliant but you can clearly see where and how animators like... Read morePublished on March 6, 2005 by K. P. Brown
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