Bret Wood's Efforts and Exploits

An updated guide to film and DVD work.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Fourth Ain't Bad

Pretty cool end-of-the-year news... the DVD I produced of F.W. Murnau's The Last Laugh was given the #4 spot on Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best DVDs of 2008. This just after Sight and Sound included Houdini in their best of 2008 list. Not a bad Christmas present.

CHECK OUT THE ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY STORY

Thanks to everyone who worked on that disc. For any Murnau fans out there, Kino will shortly release a super-deluxe DVD of Faust with an incredible documentary about the making of the film, and a beautiful new restoration. We're also releasing two Murnau films previously unavailable: The Haunted Castle and Finances of the Grand Duke, both from 35mm restorations by the F.W. Murnau Stiftung.

Happy Holidays everyone, stay in touch.

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Then, as soon as I posted this, I realize that Tim Lucas, editor of Video Watchdog, put Houdini on his Five Best DVDs of 2008 list.

READ ALL ABOUT IT.

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End-of-year update: The New York Times just put my GRIFFITH MASTERWORKS collection on their list of 10 Best DVDs of 2008

In terms of critical appreciation 2008 turned out to be a great year.

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