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Grapevine is still turning out rare silent films on DVD and Blu-ray. Most recent is a double feature of films starring Marie Doro and Elliott Dexter. The films are LOST AND WON and CASTLES FOR TWO, both 1917. The films were restored by Ed Lorusso and Joe Harvat and funded by a Kickstarter campaign.

https://www.grapevinevideo.com/

Lorusso also Kickstarted the Viola Dana films THE INNOCENCE OF RUTH and THE COSSACK WHIP which are also available thru Grapevine. He also issued DINTY (1920) which features Colleen Moore in an early film, Bebe Daniels in DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921), and ON DANGEROUS GROUND (1917) which stars Carlyle Blackwell and Gail Kane.

 

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43 minutes ago, LsDoorMat said:

I am aware of  Dr. Lorusso's work through kickstarter. He does a great job in his restorations. I was not aware that some of his work is available through Grapevine.

 

Actually, his Marion Davies restorations are also available thru Grapevine: GETTING MARY MARRIED, ENCHANTMENT, THE RESTLESS SEX, and the double feature APRIL FOLLY / BURIED TREASURE are on DVD and Blu-ray formats.

And his restorations of BEAUTY'S WORTH, THE BRIDE'S PLAY and LITTLE OLD NEW YORK are available on DVD thru Undercrank Productions along with Ben Model's restoration of WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER.

https://undercrankproductions.com/

ZANDER THE GREAT (1925), which Lorusso restored and Kickstarted this year will be coming out on DVD thru Undercrank in the new few months.

 

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12 minutes ago, UMO1982 said:

 

Actually, his Marion Davies restorations are also available thru Grapevine: GETTING MARY MARRIED, ENCHANTMENT, THE RESTLESS SEX, and the double feature APRIL FOLLY / BURIED TREASURE are on DVD and Blu-ray formats.

And his restorations of BEAUTY'S WORTH, THE BRIDE'S PLAY and LITTLE OLD NEW YORK are available on DVD thru Undercrank Productions along with Ben Model's restoration of WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER.

https://undercrankproductions.com/

ZANDER THE GREAT (1925), which Lorusso restored and Kickstarted this year will be coming out on DVD thru Undercrank in the new few months.

 

I have his Undercrank productions. I wasn't aware of Zander the Great. I know I have Getting Mary Married, but I can't recall without going and looking at it if it was Grapevine or not. 

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and look for the ultra rare STRAIGHT IS THE WAY (1921) coming from Grapevine. This is his latest Kickstarter project. Stars Matt Moore and Gladys Leslie in a heart-warming story about crooks and a Ouija board in small-town New Hampshire.

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On 9/6/2021 at 11:47 AM, TopBilled said:

For the sake of transparency, isn't Ed Lorusso the person who writes user reviews on IMDb as drednm.  

yes - DR. ED from New Mexico is what it stands for.  And his restorations are marvelous. 

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42 minutes ago, LsDoorMat said:

yes - DR. ED from New Mexico is what it stands for.  And his restorations are marvelous. 

Thanks. I was thinking UMO1982 and Dr. Ed might be the same person. Is that possible? :) 

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1 hour ago, TopBilled said:

Thanks. I was thinking UMO1982 and Dr. Ed might be the same person. Is that possible? :) 

It's always possible, but I can't figure out what UMO1982 would mean in the context of Dr. Ed's life. 

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On 9/18/2021 at 11:39 AM, LsDoorMat said:

It's always possible, but I can't figure out what UMO1982 would mean in the context of Dr. Ed's life. 

Maybe the year one of his businesses or key projects began.

There really aren't many people who devote themselves to silent film with Marion Davies as the central point of focus...so that leads me to think it's the same person.

And I felt the original post in the thread, while informative, was a bit deceptive because if it is Lorusso, then he is writing about himself in the third person to promote his latest efforts without being transparent.

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1 hour ago, TopBilled said:

Maybe the year one of his businesses or key projects began.

There really aren't many people who devote themselves to silent film with Marion Davies as the central point of focus...so that leads me to think it's the same person.

And I felt the original post in the thread, while informative, was a bit deceptive because if it is Lorusso, then he is writing about himself in the third person to promote his latest efforts without being transparent.

I've emailed back and forth with Dr. Ed a few of times and he really doesn't seem to have a deceptive bone in his body. He also posts on nitrateville.com under drednm.  I feel very uncomfortable talking about some private citizen concerning their ethics. Here is a recent article that discusses his passion for silent film.

https://www.centralmaine.com/2021/02/27/belgrades-ed-lorusso-quietly-establishes-himself-as-maines-master-of-silent-film-restoration/

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On 9/18/2021 at 6:39 PM, LsDoorMat said:

It's always possible, but I can't figure out what UMO1982 would mean in the context of Dr. Ed's life. 

I'm going to guess UMO = University of Maine - Orono, maybe class of '82? This is Stephen King's alma mater (but earlier); Liberal Arts and Sciences, Creative Arts, etc.

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