THE LAST WARNING is directed by Paul Leni and this is his final film in his career from 1917-1928. The camera work was ahead of its time with the new techniques that are employed in the film. This was one of the last silent films that Universal would release before talkies really took off. It was re-released as a “part-talkie” later on.
This is another 4k restoration that Flicker Alley and Universal Studios worked on together. This is a part of their new ongoing silent restoration initiative.
The restoration was comprised of elements from the Cinémathèque française and also the Packard Humanities Institute Collection in the UCLA Film & Television Archive. The NBCUniversal StudioPost team was able to repair the film from the scratches, dirt, and warping but also stabilize as well as deflicker.
VIDEO QUALITY:The video is a 1080p AVC presentation that, as I mentioned, has been authored from a 4k remaster. There are some lines on the film that is more noticeable when the film is in motion. There are plenty of clarity and details are able to be seen in each frame. There Is a beautiful grain here that can be seen on the outlines of the people.
AUDIO QUALITY:The audio is a lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mix that is new for the release by Arthur Borrow. It has excellent sound clarity and clean notes. It isn’t overbearing at all but makes great use of sound along with the video.
SUPPLEMENTS & PACKAGING-Paul Leni and THE LAST WARNING: This is a visual essay by John Soister; author and film historian.
-“Of Gods and Monsters”: This is an excerpt by historian John Soister from the book in the title.
-“Notes On the New Score”: This essay is about is by Arthur Barrow, who composed the score for the movie.
-Rare Image Gallery
2-Disc Set w/ 1 Blu-ray and 1 DVD (1 BD-25, 1 DVD)
1080p AVC MPEG-4
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
THe Score: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0