Sunday, April 27, 2008

TCM Premieres Abel Gance Films

As I noted in a blog entry in November, two Abel Gance silents have been restored. The two epic films are being shown on TCM tonight, plus a one-hour documentary. I plan on watching at least the 2.5-hour-plus J'Accuse (1919) [still photo, left] which has been on my must-see list (I could never find it— now I'm glad since any version previous to this would have been a greatly mutilated cut): I'll offer my thoughts in my April end-of-the-month wrap-up.

The films come out on DVD May 5th (La Roue) and September 2 (J'Accuse).

La Roue Amazon link.

Flicker Alley website.

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