As one of the most iconic personalities of the silent film era, Rudolph
Valentino’s undeniable cultural resonance both on and off the screen,
coupled with his untimely death in August of 1926, has made him a recognizable
and still-relevant figure throughout the world.
THE VALENTINO COLLECTION is a definitive DVD compilation containing digital
reconstructions and DVD premieres of four unavailable Rudolph Valentino
films – The Young Rajah (1922) and Stolen Moments (1920), featuring
new musical scores by Jon Mirsalis; A Society Sensation (1918), featuring
Bob Mitchell at the pipe organ; and Moran of the Lady Letty, featuring
a restoration of the film’s original intertitle text and tinting
and a new score by Robert Israel.
THE VALENTINO COLLECTION boasts an extensive selection of bonus features
detailing several aspects of Valentino’s remarkable life and legacy,
sure to fascinate film fans and scholars alike.
SPECIAL BONUS FEATURES:
Valentino Forever: A short film documenting the Valentino
memorial services and the mysterious Lady in Black by Valentino Forever
author and historian Tracy Ryan Terhune.
Vintage Valentino: Rare short subjects featuring new
music scores by Bob Mitchell at the pipe organ, including A Trip to
Paramountown, Screen Snapshots, and Character Studies; Round About Hollywood,
an early Cinecolor travelogue, and Rudolph Valentino, a fifteenth anniversary
Valentino In Memoriam: A unique collection of biographical
information, rare images and vintage audio recordings, including an
exclusive audio interview with the original Lady in Black, Ditra Flame.
Valentino Landmarks: A tour of significant Hollywood
locations in Valentino’s life, including an interactive video
tour of Falcon Lair, a slide show of the Whitley Heights residence and
rare images of Valentino’s personal belongings.
A Friend Remembered: Many never before published images
by Valentino’s close friend, Paul Ivano.
Rare Rudy: Additional rare footage of Valentino, including
a newly-uncovered original 35 mm tinted nitrate fragment of Stolen Moments.
A treasure trove of rare images: Fascinating promotional
materials from the four featured films and two special slide show presentations;
Valentino The Athlete and Valentino and His Beloved Pets.
New booklet essay: DVD introduction by Emily W. Leider,
author of Dark Lover - The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino