Lonesome (1928)

Lonesome was released on DVD on August 28, 2012
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The early Hollywood gem LONESOME is the creation of a little-known but audacious and one-of-a-kind auteur, Paul Fejos (a filmmaker/explorer/anthropologist/doctor!), who bridged the gap between the silent and sound eras. Fejos pulled out all the stops for this lovely New York City symphony set in antic Coney Island during the Fourth of July weekend—employing color tinting, superimposition effects, experimental editing, and a roving camera (plus three dialogue scenes, added because of the craze for talkies). For years, LONESOME has been a rare treat for festival and cinematheque audiences; it’s only now coming to home video. Rarer still are the two other Fejos films included in this release: The Last Performance (featuring a new score by Donald Sosin) and a reconstruction of the previously incomplete sound version of Broadway, in its time the most expensive film ever produced at Universal.

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US DVD Release Date August 28, 2012
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
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Complete Movie Details

Run time 69 Minutes
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date August 28, 2012
Actors Barbara Kent, Andy Devine, Barbara Kent, Glenn Tryon, Fay Holderness, Eddie Phillips, Gusztav Partos
Directed by Paul Fejos
Studio Criterion Collection
MPAA Not-Rated (Passed)
Genre(s) Comedy, Drama, Romance
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