DVD/Video

Valentino fans are ultra fortunate, not only do many of Valentino's major films survive, many have made it onto video or DVD format.  As everyone with an interest in Valentino knows, 2006 has been a banner year with five new Valentino films making a debut on television and now soon to be on DVD.

Films of Rudolph Valentino

  • All Night (1918) - released on DVD-R by Grapevine Video.  The film is mastered from the only known surviving source print.  Valentino and Carmel Myers are charming in this film.

  • Beyond the Rocks (1922) - released by Milestone Film & Video on DVD in July 2006. Coupled with A Delicious Little Devil (1919) and several bonus features including Extensive Stills Gallery from Gloria Swanson's personal collection, 85-minute wire recording of Gloria Swanson from 1955 as well as interviews, articles, and videos detailing the restoration process.

  • Blood and Sand (1922) - released by KINO on DVD.  Bonus features also includes Valentino Funeral Newsreel footage, etc.

  • Camille (1921) - released by Warner Home Video as a bonus feature on the DVD issue of the 1937 Greta Garbo version of Camille.  Scored by Peter Vantine, the print quality is excellent.

  • Cobra (1925) - released by Image Entertainment on DVD.  DVD is now out of print and quite a rarity to find.

  • A Delicious Little Devil (1919) - released by Milestone Film and Video on DVD in July 2006.  Coupled with Beyond the Rocks (1922) and several bonus features including Extensive Stills Gallery from Gloria Swanson's personal collection, 85-minute wire recording of Gloria Swanson from 1955 as well as interviews, articles, and videos detailing the restoration process.

  • The Eagle (1925) - released by Image Entertainment on DVD.  Print is from the Paul Killiam collection and is not the best transfer or print extant.  I'm waiting and hoping for the Photoplay Productions restored print to make it onto DVD.

  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) - released by Delta Entertainment on DVD as a bonus feature appended to the documentary The Great Lover.  Mastered from a 16mm print, be warned the print is murky and dark.  Best to wait and hope that Time Warner sees fit to release the Photoplay Productions restoration on DVD, it's worth waiting for.

  • The Married Virgin (1918) - released by Image Entertainment on DVD.  This is the earliest feature to offer Valentino a starring role and he relishes it!

  • Moran of the Lady Letty (1921) - released by Flicker Alley in the fall of 2006.  This disc will also feature the restored fragments of The Young Rajah (1923) and Stolen Moments (1920)

  • The Sheik (1921) - released by Image Entertainment on DVD.  This version is far superior to the Paramount VHS release, a beautiful 35mm toned print source finally illustrates what all the fuss was about the Sheik.  Paired with The Son of the Sheik, Rudolph Valentino and His 88 American Beauties and the Valentino Funeral newsreel, this disc is chock full of good stuff.

  • The Son of the Sheik (1926) - released by Image Entertainment on DVD.  This version is far superior to the Paramount VHS release, a beautiful 35mm toned print source finally illustrates what all the fuss was about the Sheik.  Paired with The Sheik, Rudolph Valentino and His 88 American Beauties and the Valentino Funeral newsreel, this disc is chock full of good stuff.

  • Stolen Moments (1920) - released by Flicker Alley in the fall of 2006.  This disc will also feature the restored fragments of The Young Rajah (1923) and Moran of the Lady Letty (1921).

  • The Young Rajah (1923) - released by Flicker Alley in the fall of 2006.  This disc will also feature Moran of the Lady Letty (1921) and Stolen Moments (1920)

Films About Rudolph Valentino

  • The Legend of Rudolph Valentino - released by Image Entertainment on DVD, this DVD is now out of print.

  • Rudolph Valentino: The Great Lover - released by Delta Entertainment on DVD in 2006.  Bonus features include The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

 

Where to Buy?
Besides your local retailer, DVDs can be found at many sources online.

www.deepdiscountdvd.com
www.amazon.com
www.milestonefilms.com
www.grapevinevideo.com
www.kino.com
 

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