A collaborative effort of the Deutsche Kinemathek and the Cineteca di Bologna, Waxworks—Paul Leni’s 1924 cinematic funhouse starring Emil Jannings and Conrad Veidt—will soon be available in a newly restored English version with two new scores in a Blu-ray/DVD dual-format edition, presented by Flicker Alley and Eureka Entertainment, with the support of the Sunrise Foundation for Education and the Arts.
About Deutsche Kinemathek
Collecting, preserving, developing, presenting and mediating our audiovisual heritage – these have been tasks of the Deutsche Kinemathek since its opening in 1963. Everything related to film and television history are artifacts: Marlene Dietrich’s estate, donations by Werner Herzog or the TV documentary filmmaker Georg Stefan Troller, for example, but also important film scripts, which include those ranging from Carl Mayer to Christian Petzold.
In addition, there is a film archive with copies of more than 26,500 films, as well as a viewable inventory of over 25,000 films on video. Scholars and journalists use the various inventories for their research and inquiries. Copies of films are screened on site and loaned to movie theaters.
In the Mediathek Fernsehen more than 9,000 broadcasts spanning seven decades and the two former nations of divided Germany can be viewed. Moreover, one of the largest specialized libraries in Europe is available to visitors at the Filmhaus. Several hundred thousand photographs, 25,000 posters, and approximately 20,000 costumes and architectural sketches are preserved by the Deutsche Kinemathek.
The Deutsche Kinemathek has supervised the annual film history Retrospective and the Homage of the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) since 1977. It has also made a name for itself through numerous publications on both the history and present state of film and television, through its special exhibitions, as well as its high-caliber symposia and other events.
About Eureka Entertainment
Eureka Entertainment is the leading independent distributor of classic silent/early films in the UK. Its catalogue also contains World Cinema, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Indie Dramas, Hollywood Classics, Comedy and Thriller films as well as a wide selection of TV titles, providing the diversity and selection necessary to continue to satisfy today’s market demands and to power the digital video revolution for years to come.
In 2004, Eureka! established the award winning Masters of Cinema Series, a specially curated director-led Blu-ray and DVD collection of classic and world cinema using the finest available materials for home viewing. In 2014, Eureka! established Eureka! Classics intended to highlight a broader selection of classic and cult cinema, and in 2017, Eureka! established Montage Pictures, a label celebrating ground-breaking and thought-provoking world cinema from new and upcoming directors.
About Sunrise Foundation for Education and the Arts
Sunrise Foundation for Education and the Arts is a private charitable organization established in 2014 that collaborates with partners in Europe and the US to promote German media culture, especially the restoration, publication and exhibition of films from the Weimar era.
About Flicker Alley, LLC
Flicker Alley, LLC, founded in 2002, was born out of a passion for cinematic history and a desire to bring filmmakers and films from out of the past to new audiences and renewed recognition. A goal of Flicker Alley is to contribute to the ongoing interest in our film heritage through the creation of new, high-quality digital editions for broadcast, and through home video distribution. Each Flicker Alley publication is the culmination of hundreds of hours of research, digital restoration, graphic design, music composition and scoring. Collectively, they reflect the creativity, expertise and shared passion of many talented collaborators. Flicker Alley is a multiple-year recipient of the National Society of Film Critics Film Heritage Award for publishing “rare early U.S. and foreign silent films.”