When Knighthood Was In Flower is one of Marion Davies finest films and an epic masterpiece of the silent era. While it has been available in various "underground" versions through the years, there was never a really good print available to the public - that is, until now! Undercrank Productions has finally ended the long wait with this gorgeously and painstakingly restored deluxe version. For one low price ($19.95) you get not only the Blu-Ray version, but also a DVD version and a 16-page booklet with an insightful essay by film historian Lara Gabrielle Fowler, who is currently working on a biography of Ms. Davies.
The film itself is pristine - so crisp and clear you'll think it was shot yesterday - and has a lovely score specially composed for the film by Undercrank founder, Ben Model. The print was derived directly from nitrate prints held by the Library of Congress (you can't get better than that!), with the original tints, tones and hand-coloring restored according to contemporary accounts.
I can't begin to tell you how long I've waited to see this film as it was meant to be seen - never mind the money I've spent buying inferior copies. [The worst being the vastly overpriced ($34.99) version of Knighthood offered by Silent Gems Collection, which turned out to be a truly crappy, hacked up version on DVD-R.] If you are looking for the definitive version of this gorgeous Marion Davies film, be sure to get Undercrank Productions Blu-Ray/DV combo - you won't be sorry!!
- Format: DVD, Blu-ray
- Region: All Regions
- Number of discs: 2
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- ASIN: B072HTTCKV
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