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Thursday, September 07, 2006

UPDATE: Hollywood Series - Kevin Brownlow

I have been informed the Kevin Brownlow Hollywood Series DVD collection has been removed from the Amazon UK order list. It was delayed to a December release in the UK, but now has been removed.

I do know from our visit in Italy last year, copyright issues were a problem from the start. This film is full of film clips and interviews from many different sources.

As soon as we learn more, we will pass on. I hope this will be resolved, since having the collection available in DVD to help create new fans to silent films, is more valuable for all concern.

Update December 17, 2006 - So far I have not heard anymore news when this series will be available. There is lots of interest in this, so if any of our readers hear of anything by chance, certainly do past on. Many thanks... L - Edna's Place

Update April 21, 2007 - Kevin Brownlow was honored at the San Francisco International Film Festival on the weekend of April 28th. April 29th, he will present Kevin Brownlow: Introduction to Silents. Some news on the series might be mentioned during this visit. Fans will certainly be asking.

Update May 18, 2007 - No Hollywood Series information, but video of Kevin at the San Francisco International Film Festival. more>

3 comments:

Paul C. said...

Bummer - but dotting i's and crossing t's is part of how the copyright game is played.

Edna's Place said...

It is a bummer... Some of the word I am hearing, some copyright expired before they could get this altogether, but that's only what I've heard. I am waiting for more news. But it sounds like a copyright issue, which for a piece like this, is very difficult.

It will create a new generation of silent film fans when released, just hope they can get it all sorted.

Paul C. said...

I hope, like the Unknown Chaplin DVD, it includes an updated interview with Brownlow. The extraordinary backstory of that documentary that he related in the DVD "Extras" made the original program seem twice as remarkable - and "Hollywood" has an equally interesting story behind it.