Friday, May 1, 2009

New DVD Set from Kino

From my inbox: Kino is taking preorders for a new DVD box set, this one featuring John Barrymore!

The set, to be released July 7 (with preorders beginning June 9), will feature 3 previously released titles: The Beloved Rogue, Tempest, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and a previously thought-to-be-lost Sherlock Holmes.

According to the press release:
Headlining Kino's John Barrymore Collection is the release (for the first time on either VHS or DVD) of Sherlock Holmes (1922), a feature-length adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous adventures. Sherlock Holmes was believed to be lost, surviving only in the form of a few stills, until a battered and incomplete print surfaced in the mid 1970s. However, it wasn't until recently that a viewable version was meticulously restored at the George Eastman House Motion Picture Department in Rochester, N.Y.

The film also features location shots in London, along with the screen debut of William Powell.

I'm really looking forward to this!


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