1928 silent film “The Man Who Laughs” comes to Blu-ray restored in June

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The 1928 silent film The Man Who Laughs starring Conrad Veidt and Mary Philbin is coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 4th, via Flicker Alley. The film has received a new 4K restoration, done by NBC Universal Studio Post. This release will feature a newly recorded orchestral score by the Berklee School of Music as well as the original score. It will come as a “Deluxe Dual-Format Edition” with a DVD of the film also included. The Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Paul Leni and The Man Who Laughs: A visual essay by film historian and author, John Soister, on Leni s work at Universal during this period.
  • Celebrating Universal’s Masterpiece: A new booklet essay written by renowned film historian and author, Kevin Brownlow.
  • Notes On the New Score: A short essay by composer Sonia Coronado of the Berklee School of Music on their new score for The Man Who Laughs.
  • Optional Secondary Audio Track: In addition to the new Berklee School of Music score, the film s original 1928 Movietone score presented here as a secondary audio track.
  • Rare Image Gallery: A slide show presentation of vintage marketing materials, trade ads, memorabilia, and more from The Man Who Laughs, courtesy of the Reel Heroes of Film.

On a related note: The 1929 Paul Leni directed silent film The Last Warning is also coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 4th via Flicker Alley. That film also has received a 4K restoration.

Further below, after the break, you can find more details about this upcoming release of The Man Who Laughs.

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