Paul Leni’s THE LAST WARNING, the ultimate movie from one in every of German cinema’s nice filmmakers, is introduced on Blu-ray from a 4K restoration on house video for the primary time within the UK as part of The Masters of Cinema Sequence from Eureka Video from February fifteenth 2021, and we’ve obtained three copies to offer away!
Tailored from Thomas F. Fallon’s 1922 Broadway play of the identical title, The Final Warning is predicated on the story The Home of Worry by Wadsworth Camp and centres on an unsolved homicide that happens throughout a reside Broadway efficiency. When the sufferer’s physique goes lacking, the demise stays unsolved and the theatre is condemned. That’s, till years later when a suspicious new “producer” arrives to restage the play with the unique forged and crew.
The Final Warning was Paul Leni’s ultimate movie earlier than his premature demise, and a primary showcase for Common’s main woman of the period, Laura La Plante (The Cat and the Canary, Skinner’s Costume Go well with). A visible artist on the peak of his profession, Leni’s digicam by no means stops shifting, providing cutaways and trick photographs involving nervous could-be culprits, a extremely suspicious sleuth, and forged members who all of a sudden disappear within the darkened theatre. The result’s a cinematic funhouse that restlessly cross-examines the suspense of the story’s stage play towards the “actual” homicide thriller saga, all unfolding amid the excellent manufacturing design of Charles D. Corridor.
A part of Common’s ongoing silent restoration initiative, The Final Warning honours the studio’s wealthy movie historical past that has spanned greater than a century. Common’s staff of restoration specialists carried out a worldwide seek for The Final Warning’s accessible parts, finally working with supplies from the Cinémathèque française and the Packard Humanities Institute Assortment within the UCLA Movie & Tv Archive. The Masters of Cinema sequence is proud to current the finished 4K restoration on Blu-ray, the primary time the movie has ever been accessible on house video within the UK.
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