& FREE Shipping. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Saved From The Flames - 5... has been added to your Cart

Ship to:
To see addresses, please
or
Please enter a valid US zip code.
or
FREE Shipping. Details
Used: Good | Details
Sold by buyroxy
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Former library item. Stickers present. Discs play perfectly.
Trade in your item
Get up to a $24.67
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Saved From The Flames - 54 Rare and Restored Films 1896 - 1944

DVD

4.0 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Jan 22, 2008)
3
$48.93
$38.47 $31.56
DVD
$135.37

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$48.93 & FREE Shipping. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently bought together

  • Saved From The Flames - 54 Rare and Restored Films 1896 - 1944
  • +
  • Accidentally Preserved
Total price: $68.88
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Flicker Alley proudly presents SAVED FROM THE FLAMES, a unique and wonderful collection of 54 rare and restored short films from the inflammable years of cinema. Movies were once made on nitrate film stock, which has a chemical composition similar to gunpowder and is highly vulnerable to fire and decay. This remarkable seven-hour anthology, organized in eight thematic groups over three DVDs, presents amazing treasures from the vaults of Lobster Films in Paris and from the Blackhawk Films Collection, rescued during half a century of gathering movies from the nitrate era.
DISC ONE
NEW BEGINNINGS: Seven films including the early cinematic experiments of Lumière, Georges Mendel and others, featuring Cyrano De Bergerac from 1900, believed to be the first color and sound film. MAGICAL MOVIES: Five early fantasy and trick films, including a previously-unseen trick film by Georges Méliès, hand-colored films from Segundo de Chomon and Gaston Velle, and astonishing stop-motion animation from 1911. SEEING THE WORLD: Among the ten films in this section: A transatlantic crossing in a Zeppelin dirigible, a stencilcolored trek through the Belgian Congo in 1925, Parisian street kids in Montmartre during the first World War, a 1916 visit to Los Angeles, 1927 sound film of Charles Lindbergh embarking on his New York-Paris flight, an early 1930s portrait of New York s Coney Island, and a film promoting Josephine Baker s revue at the Folies-Bergère.
DISC TWO LAUGHING LIKE WE USED TO: Seven comedies, including four restored from turn of the century Italy and France, a recently-discovered nitrate negative of Chaplin's first appearance in his tramp attire, a frenetic Mack Sennett gag fest with tin lizzies galore, and The Pest, starring an early Stan Laurel (before Hardy). DRAWINGS AND MODELS: Six works of animation: Gaumont's Fantasmagorie (1908), three cartoons from the Fleischer Studios Cartoon Factory (1924), Ain't She Sweet (1932), and Play Safe (1936) Ub Iwerks' Balloonland (1935) featuring a new color restoration made from the original negatives, and a filmed performance by puppetry pioneer Tony Sarg. GRACE NOTES: Rare musical performances: Django Reinhardt with Stephane Grapelli and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, Duke Ellington and the Cotton Club Orchestra, Louis Armstrong, and the Utica Jubilee Singers.
DISC THREE PERSUADE ME: Eleven films designed to influence, including vintage promotional films featuring Laurel & Hardy (dubbed in French), Michel Simon and Jacques Tati, puppet animation by George Pal, three WW-II era musical shorts, two political campaign films, and Master Hands, a paean to the 1936 Chevrolet, selected for the National Film Registry. TELL ME A STORY: Narratives from 1912-1913 by D.W. Griffith (For His Son), Lois Weber (Suspense), and Thomas Ince (The Heart of an Indian), all mastered from beautiful 35 mm film elements.
SAVED FROM THE FLAMES Booklet: An illustrated history and comments on each film in the collection, written by David Shepard and Serge Bromberg.


Special features

SAVED FROM THE FLAMES BOOKLET: An illustrated history and comments on each film in the collection, written by David Shepard adn Serge Bromberg

Product details

  • Actors: Josephine Baker, Django Reinhardt, Charles Chaplin, Stan Laurel, Tony Sarg
  • Directors: Segundo de Chomon, Emil Cohl, D.W. Griffith, Thomas Ince, Mack Sennett
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Closed-captioned
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Flicker Alley
  • DVD Release Date: January 22, 2008
  • Run Time: 420 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0010WMV8Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,218 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • Learn more about "Saved From The Flames - 54 Rare and Restored Films 1896 - 1944" on IMDb

Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 15 customer reviews

Read reviews that mention

Top customer reviews

April 30, 2012
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
March 29, 2008
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
February 1, 2010
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
March 4, 2008
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
June 21, 2009
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
September 8, 2014
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
September 9, 2008
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
January 27, 2011
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Saved From The Flames - 54 Rare and Restored Films 1896 - 1944
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Saved From The Flames - 54 Rare and Restored Films 1896 - 1944


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: max fleischer, charles chaplin