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Films of Edgar G. Ulmer (3 DVD Set)

Review A Three DVD set of the Films of Edgar G. Ulmer! Edgar G. Ulmer apprenticed with F. W. Murnau to become a talented director in his own right and is remembered for his striking visual style. Blacklisted from the major Hollywood Studios he spent much of his career directing low-budget films on poverty row. This three disc set includes three features directed by Ulmer as well as eight short subjects that he worked on as director or art director. Disc One Includes: 1-a) DAMAGED LIVES (1933) The first feature Ulmer directed in North America. This film details the impact of a venereal disease on an otherwise happy couple. Shot in Hollywood for the Canadian Social Hygiene Council, it was premiered in Toronto. At last the complete version. 69 minutes 1-b) DAMAGED LIVES - SUPPLEMENT In this lecture film that followed Damaged Lives, Dr. Gordon Bates discusses the female reproductive system as well as the venereal diseases gonorrhea and syphilis, their transmission and their horrific effects if untreated. 21 minutes 1-c) ANOTHER TO CONQUER (1941) A story depicting Native Americans’ struggle against Tuberculosis. 22 minutes Disc Two Includes: 2-a) FROM NINE TO NINE (1936) This very rare Ulmer film features Ruth Roland in her last role alongside Roland Drew in a mystery about murder, blackmail and stolen jewels . 62 minutes 2-b) Three fiction shorts teaching about Tuberculosis prevention. CLOUD IN THE SKY - 19 minutes THEY DO COME BACK - 16 minutes GOODBYE, MR. GERM - 14 minutes Disc Three Includes: 3-a) COSSACKS IN EXILE (1938) A screen adaptation of the Ukrainian Operetta of the same name. 83 minutes 3-b) Three short subjects! (THE ARMY HIT KIT) PISTOL PACKIN’ MAMA (1943) with Ann Corio - color, 7 minutes WAY DOWN SOUTH (1930) with Giuseppe Creatore and his Band - 10 minutes LET MY PEOPLE LIVE (1938) Sponsored by the National Tuberculosis Association - 13 minutes Total Running time 336 minutes
I Wake Up Screaming (1941) [Blu-ray]

Review All Day Entertainment's ongoing DVD celebration of the films of legendary indie pioneer Edgar G. Ulmer began in 1999 with two DVD volumes that have since become very hard to find collector's items. This deluxe boxed set collects these first two special editions plus a third bonus disc representing a magnificent overview of the career of this pioneering film talent. DELUXE 3-DISC SET INCLUDES: BLUEBEARD, a Parisian tale of murder, madness and puppeteers starring John Carradine DAUGHTER OF DR. JEKYLL, a chiller in which the daughter of the infamous mad scientist is terrified that she has inherited her father's curse THE STRANGE WOMAN, a riff on Gone with the Wind with Hedy Lamarr as a conniving manipulator who exploits her sexual allure to destroy the men around her MOON OVER HARLEM, a rarely-seen noir musical featuring an all-black cast STRANGE ILLUSION, a middle American film noir version of Hamlet SPECIAL FEATURES: The definitive transfers digitally mastered from restored 35mm preservation elements Swiss Family Robinson, Ulmer's rarely seen one-hour color TV pilot Goodbye Mr. Germ, Ulmer's educational children's short Daughter of Dr. Jekyll Theatrical Trailer, Two Featurettes, and Isolated Music & Effects Soundtrack Bluebeard Unmasked!: Featurette The Strange Woman Audio Commentary by David Kalat and Video Interview with Ulmer?s wife, Shirley Ulmer Theatrical Trailers for The Man from Planet X, Daughter of Dr. Jekyll, The Amazing Transparent Man, Beyond the Time Barrier and The Cavern Photo Galleries and more!
Too Late for Tears (Newly Restored) [Blu-ray/DVD]

Review A Three DVD set of the Films of Edgar G. Ulmer! Edgar G. Ulmer apprenticed with F. W. Murnau to become a talented director in his own right and is remembered for his striking visual style. Blacklisted from the major Hollywood Studios he spent much of his career directing low-budget films on poverty row. This three disc set includes three features directed by Ulmer as well as eight short subjects that he worked on as director or art director. Disc One Includes: 1-a) DAMAGED LIVES (1933) The first feature Ulmer directed in North America. This film details the impact of a venereal disease on an otherwise happy couple. Shot in Hollywood for the Canadian Social Hygiene Council, it was premiered in Toronto. At last the complete version. 69 minutes 1-b) DAMAGED LIVES - SUPPLEMENT In this lecture film that followed Damaged Lives, Dr. Gordon Bates discusses the female reproductive system as well as the venereal diseases gonorrhea and syphilis, their transmission and their horrific effects if untreated. 21 minutes 1-c) ANOTHER TO CONQUER (1941) A story depicting Native Americans’ struggle against Tuberculosis. 22 minutes Disc Two Includes: 2-a) FROM NINE TO NINE (1936) This very rare Ulmer film features Ruth Roland in her last role alongside Roland Drew in a mystery about murder, blackmail and stolen jewels . 62 minutes 2-b) Three fiction shorts teaching about Tuberculosis prevention. CLOUD IN THE SKY - 19 minutes THEY DO COME BACK - 16 minutes GOODBYE, MR. GERM - 14 minutes Disc Three Includes: 3-a) COSSACKS IN EXILE (1938) A screen adaptation of the Ukrainian Operetta of the same name. 83 minutes 3-b) Three short subjects! (THE ARMY HIT KIT) PISTOL PACKIN’ MAMA (1943) with Ann Corio - color, 7 minutes WAY DOWN SOUTH (1930) with Giuseppe Creatore and his Band - 10 minutes LET MY PEOPLE LIVE (1938) Sponsored by the National Tuberculosis Association - 13 minutes Total Running time 336 minutes
Woman on the Run (Newly Restored) [Blu-ray/DVD]

Review All Day Entertainment's ongoing DVD celebration of the films of legendary indie pioneer Edgar G. Ulmer began in 1999 with two DVD volumes that have since become very hard to find collector's items. This deluxe boxed set collects these first two special editions plus a third bonus disc representing a magnificent overview of the career of this pioneering film talent. DELUXE 3-DISC SET INCLUDES: BLUEBEARD, a Parisian tale of murder, madness and puppeteers starring John Carradine DAUGHTER OF DR. JEKYLL, a chiller in which the daughter of the infamous mad scientist is terrified that she has inherited her father's curse THE STRANGE WOMAN, a riff on Gone with the Wind with Hedy Lamarr as a conniving manipulator who exploits her sexual allure to destroy the men around her MOON OVER HARLEM, a rarely-seen noir musical featuring an all-black cast STRANGE ILLUSION, a middle American film noir version of Hamlet SPECIAL FEATURES: The definitive transfers digitally mastered from restored 35mm preservation elements Swiss Family Robinson, Ulmer's rarely seen one-hour color TV pilot Goodbye Mr. Germ, Ulmer's educational children's short Daughter of Dr. Jekyll Theatrical Trailer, Two Featurettes, and Isolated Music & Effects Soundtrack Bluebeard Unmasked!: Featurette The Strange Woman Audio Commentary by David Kalat and Video Interview with Ulmer?s wife, Shirley Ulmer Theatrical Trailers for The Man from Planet X, Daughter of Dr. Jekyll, The Amazing Transparent Man, Beyond the Time Barrier and The Cavern Photo Galleries and more!

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