New Release: Judex (1916) coming to Blu-ray! Spy Vibers who love the thriller serials of Louis Feuillade like Fantomas and Les Vampires will be psyched to hear that Gaumont is giving Judex the hi-res treatment at last! Feuillade’s 1916 project focussed on a mysterious caped avenger, a master of disguise, who operated from a secret lair with an array of cool gadgets a la Bruce Wayne. His name: Judex! From what I can glean from the Gaumont website, the new Blu-ray edition will include English subtitles (I hope that's right!) and a 17-min featurette. Viewers will probably need an all-region or region B player. Releasing on December 8th on Blu-ray and DVD. More info (and restoration demo video) at Gaumont. You can also order via Amazon France. Gaumont is also releasing a Blu-ray and DVD restoration of Feuillade's crime/espionage serial, Tih-Minh (1918), with subtitles and a 15-min featurette (Amazon). I reached out to Kino and Flicker Alley re: Region 1 distribution, but they said no plans as yet. Fans can order from Amazon and Gaumont in France. Great news! I sure wish my late-friend, Richard Sala, could be here for this. I know he would have enjoyed seeing these classics get the attention they deserve. I can't wait to see them. Cover art below. Enjoy!
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