Sherlock Holmes (1922), John Barrymore Collection in July

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The John Barrymore Collection
July 7th
Kino
Retail $59.95, Our: $42.99
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Sherlock Holmes (1922)
July 7th
Kino
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The Beloved Rogue (1927)
July 7th
Kino
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Tempest (1928)
July 7th
Kino
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Kino has announced a July 7th release date for The John Barrymore Collection. The big news with this 4 disc set is the inclusion of the previously unreleased Sherlock Holmes (1922). According to Kino's press material:
"Sherlock Holmes was mastered from a 35mm restoration by the George Eastman House Motion Picture Department, and is accompanied by a score by Ben Model, performed on the Miditzer Virtual Theatre Organ."
The other three titles are The Beloved Rogue (1927), Tempest (1928) [both previously released by Image Entertainment] and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) [previously released by Kino].

The set will retail for $59.95, but is available at ClassicFlix.com for only $42.99. Individual titles will each retail for $24.95, but are available at ClassicFlix.com for only $17.99.

Details and artwork below:





The Beloved Rogue

Tempest

IN THE SET

Sherlock Holmes (1922)
When a young prince is accused of a crime that could embroil him in international scandal, debonair super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes comes to his aid, and quickly discovers that behind the incident lurks a criminal mastermind eager to reduce Western civilization to anarchy. Adapted from the hugely popular stage version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories (by William Gillette), Sherlock Holmes not only provided Barrymore with one of his most prestigious early roles, but also presented the screen debuts of two notable actors: William Powell (The Thin Man) and Roland Young (Topper).

Sherlock Holmes
was mastered from a 35mm restoration by the George Eastman House Motion Picture Department, and is accompanied by a score by Ben Model, performed on the Miditzer Virtual Theatre Organ.

NO BONUS FEATURES

The Beloved Rogue (1927)
John Barrymore sought to out-swashbuckle Douglas Fairbanks in his breathless depiction of France’s rapscallion poet, thief and vagabond: Fran├žois Villon (1431-1463). To prove his mettle, he bounds over the snowy rooftops of Paris, scales a castle tower, and is hurled skyward by the royal catapult—but this is no mere stunt picture. Barrymore wielded a simmering sexuality that Fairbanks lacked, endowing the film with an element of eroticism that perfectly suits Villon, who loved “France earnestly, Frenchwomen excessively, French wine exclusively.” A lavish spectacle boasting the set designs of William Cameron Menzies (The Thief of Bagdad), The Beloved Rogue is Hollywood myth-making at its
most ambitious...and entertaining.

Beyond Barrymore, the cast is sprinkled with celebrated character actors. Fresh from a series of diabolical roles in the German silent cinema, Conrad Veidt (The Man Who Laughs) made his American film debut as the sinister King Louis XI. Appearing here as the scheming Thibault d'Aussigny and Fran├žois’s sidekick Beppo the Dwarf, Henry Victor and Angelo Rossitto would reunite five years later in Tod Browning’s Freaks.

BONUS FEATURE:
  • Includes Filmed Introduction by Orson Welles
Tempest (1928)
An epic romance set in Russia during the final days of the Tsarist autocracy, Tempest stars John Barrymore as Sgt. Ivan Markov, a dedicated soldier who defies the rigid class system to receive an officer’s commission. But even as he rises through the ranks of military and society, he must contend with resentment from the aristocratic officers—including the monocled Ullrich Haupt, who delivers a sinister performance worthy of Erich von Stroheim, himself an uncredited screenwriter on the project.

Ignoring the warnings of a grim political prophet (Boris de Fast), Ivan continues his climb to power, and falls in love with a haughty princess (Faust’s Camilla Horn), who spurns him and causes him to be stripped of rank. However, the tables are turned when the prophecy of a people’s revolt is realized, upending the aristocracy and putting Ivan and Princess Tamara at the mercy of a sweeping tide of fate.

NO BONUS FEATURES

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is part of this set and was also part of The American Silent Horror Collection. It can be placed in your rental queue by clicking the rent button below.

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