MR. FAT-W VIDEO SILENT CLASSICS DVDs

GROUP I -- CURRENTLY AVAILABLE


BATTLESHIP  POTEMKIN (1925) -- Dir. Sergei Eisenstein                                 
BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (1915) -- Dir. D.W.Griffith, w/Lillian Gish            
BLACK PIRATE, THE (1926) -- w/Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove                     
BLOOD AND SAND (1922) -- w/Rudolph Valentino                                              
BROKEN BLOSSOMS (1919) -- Dir. D.W.Griffith, w/Lillian Gish                     
CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE (1920) -- Dir. Robert Wiene                      
COBRA (1925) -- w/Rudolph Valentino                                                                   
DON JUAN (1926) -- w/John Barrymore, Warner Oland  

DON Q SON OF ZORRO (1925) -- w/Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Astor                                  
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1920) -- w/John Barrymore                               
GENERAL, THE (1926) -- w/Buster Keaton                                                            
IT (1927) -- w/Clara Bow    

JOYLESS STREET, THE (1925) -- w/Greta Garbo   

JUDITH OF BETHULIA (1914) -- w/ Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Lionel Barrymore

KRIEMHILD’S REVENGE (1924) -- directed by Fritz Lang
MAGIC OF MELIES, THE (1904) -- spectacular early special effects

THE MARK OF ZORRO (1920) -- w/Douglas Fairbanks
NOSFERATU (1922) -- Dir. F. W. Murnau, w/Max Schreck                                       
OUR HOSPITALITY (1923) -- w/Buster Keaton                                                     
POLLYANNA (1920) -- w/Mary Pickford                                                                 
SADIE THOMPSON (1926) -- w/Gloria Swanson,John Barrymore                       
SON OF THE SHEIK, THE (1926) -- w/Rudolph Valentino,Vilma Banky  

SPIES (1928) -- Dir.: Fritz Lang
STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. (1926) -- w/Buster Keaton      

SUNRISE (1927) -- Dir.: F. W. Murnau, w/George Obrien, Janet Gaynor
TUMBLEWEEDS (1925) -- w/William S. Hart  

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (1916) -- spectacular special effects, underwater photography


GROUP II -- COMING SOON

A GIRL'S FOLLY (1917) – w/Robert Warwick, Doris Kenyon
BELOVED ROGUE, THE (1918) – w/Mary Carr
ART OF BUSTER KEATON, THE
    The High Sign (1921)
    One Week (1920)
    Three Ages (1923)
    My Wife’s Relations (1922)
CHARLIE CHAPLIN -- THE EARLY YEARS
     The Pawnshop (1916)
      The Adventure (1917)
      One A.M. (1916)
CHEAT, THE (1915) – Dir.: Cecil B. DeMille; w/Fannie Ward, Sessue Hayakawa
CIVILIZATION (1915) – w/Enid Markey
EAGLE, THE (1925) –  w/Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, Louise Dresser
FROM THE MANGER TO THE CROSS (a/k/a JESUS OF NAZERITH) (1912)
GOLD RUSH, THE (1925) – w/Charles Chaplin
HEARTS OF THE WORLD (1925) – w/Dorothy Gish, Lillian Gish
HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, THE (1923) – w/Lon Chaney
IRON MASK, THE (1929) – w/Douglas Fairbanks
LUNATIC, THE (1927) –  w/Claire Adams, Ludwig Satz, George Tobias
ORPHANS OF THE STORM (1921) – Dir.: D.W.Griffith; w/ Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph
         Schildkraut
OUTLAW AND HIS WIFE, THE (1918) – Directed and starring  Victor Sjöström 
PECK'S BAD BOY (1921) – w/Jackie Coogan
REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM (1917) – w/Mary Pickford
REGENERATION (1923) – “with an all Colored cast”
SALLY OF THE SAWDUST (1925) – Dir.: D.W. Griffith; w/W.C.Fields, Alfred Lunt
SIEGFRIED (1924) – Dir: Fritz Lang

SPARROWS (1925) – w/Mary Pickford
SPIDERS (1919/1920) – Dir.: Fritz Lang
STRONG MAN, THE (1926) – w/Harry Langdon

TABU - A Story of the South Seas (1931) -- Dir:  F. W. Murnau
THIEF OF BAGHDAD, THE (1925) – Dir.: Raul Walsh; w/Douglas Fairbanks, Anna May Wong
TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE (1914) – Dir.: Mack Sennett; w/Charles Chaplin, Marie                    Dressler, Mabel Normand 
TRAFFIC IN SOULS (1913) – w/Ethel Grandin, Jane Gail
YOUNG ROMANCE (1915) –  w/Edith Taliaferro, Florence Dagmar


Special Category: These titles are essentially classic silent  movies with limited narration:

90° SOUTH- With Scott to the Antarctic (1933)

​SIMBA - The King of the Beasts (1928) -- w/Martin and Osa Johnson

THE SILENT ENEMY (1930) -- w/Chief Yellow Robe, Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance, Chief                             Akawanush


                                                  

Wikipedia:  "A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound, especially with no spoken dialogue. The silent film era lasted from 1895 to 1936. In silent films for entertainment, the dialogue is transmitted through muted gestures, mime and title cards which contain a written indication of the plot or key dialogue. The idea of combining motion pictures with recorded sound is nearly as old as film itself, but because of the technical challenges involved, synchronized dialogue was only made practical in the late 1920s with the perfection of the Audion amplifier tube and the introduction of the Vitaphone system. During silent films, a pianist, theatre organist, or, in large cities, even a small orchestra would often play music to accompany the films. Pianists and organists would either play from sheet music or improvise; an orchestra would play from sheet music.

The term silent film is therefore a retronym—that is, a term created to distinguish something retroactively. The early films with sound, starting with The Jazz Singer in 1927, were referred to as "talkies", "sound films", or "talking pictures". Within a decade, popular widespread production of silent films had ceased and production moved into the sound era, in which movies were accompanied by synchronized sound recordings of spoken dialogue, music and sound effects.

A September 2013 report by the United States Library of Congress announced that a total of 70% of American silent feature films are believed to be completely lost.There are numerous reasons for the loss of so many silent films, three chief causes being: (a) intentional destruction by film studios after the silent era ended, (b) damage due to environmental degradation of the films themselves, and (c) fires in the vaults in which studios stored their films."


FATW has assembled many of the most famous silent movies, digitally mastered and  upgraded them as much as possible.  About half of the DVDs can currently be be purchased from Amazon.com and many other online web sites; more will be added in the near future.  These are the linis to our listings on Amazon, and to our eBay store, which will eventually offer all Mr. FAT-W Video and Mr. FAT-W Audio products.