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    HITCHCOCK'S Nine Silent Films

    This year the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, which presented Abel Gance's NAPIOLEON last time, is showing all nine of Alfred Hitchcock's silent films. also known as "The Hitchcock9." Web page on this here. Details are limited so far but the presentation is scheduled for June 14-16, 2013, with three of the Hitchcock silents shown each day, three days in a row, ending with THE LODGER.

    I'm not going to the festival but I have DVD copies of the nine films.

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    San Francisco gets first crack at these jewels, before they travel to Brooklyn and around the country.

    The huge deal here is the restored debut The Pleasure Garden, with 20 minutes added that have not been seen since 1926!

    Did the festival furnish you with DVDs of the restored films or are these older DVD releases?

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    The HITCHCOCK 9 DVDs I've received are of the restored versions, of course.

    Obviously the SF Silent Film Festival is a real destination for this kind of thing since they had the big Abel Nance do last year.

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    Great. Wish I had me a copy of the debut.

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    Abel GANCE, sorry.

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    I am very excited that the "arthouse" where I work will be showing this series (sometime in Fall when there's a lot of students around). I have been unable to find precise info as to how these restored versions differ from the ones that have been available. In particular, I realize that my DVD of THE MANXMAN which I happily re-watched last nite is 84 minutes long but that it is listed elsewhere as anywhere between 80 and 116 minutes. I wonder how long the restored version is, but I'll find out in time.

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