Douglas Fairbanks Double Feature 10/14/23
We were already big fans of Douglas Fairbanks’ fantastic silent The Thief of Bagdad;this double-bill disc gives us excellent encodings of the producer-star’s Robin Hood and The Black Pirate, supremely entertaining adventures that conjure up everything a Big Night at the Movies can be. Douglas Fairbanks is at his best; it’s impossible not to love the guy. The presentations are given full orchestral soundtracks in stereo, plus excellent commentary from the late great Rudy Behlmer. This may be the BEST way to break newbies into the crazy world of Silent Hollywood. On Blu-ray from the Cohen Film Collection.