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Manhandled/Shifting Sands DVD

Manhandled/Shifting Sands DVD

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Manhandled is an uproarious comedy from silent screen legend Gloria Swanson. Her most successful collaboration with director Allan Dwan (Stage Struck, Zaza), it tells the story of Tessie McGuire (Swanson), a down-on-her-luck salesgirl who climbs the social ladder by pretending to be a Russian countess. Tessie is a working class gal whose boyfriend Jimmy (Tom Moore) stands her up on a date, so she goes to a sculptor’s party instead, where her skill with mimicry makes her a hit. She is hired by a fashionable dressmaking establishment to use her acting skills on their customers. By impersonating a Russian noblewoman she has men at her beck and call. That is, until some authentic Russians arrive, and her scheme is truly put to the test. Manhandled is presented in the most complete version available.

Luther compresses nearly two decades into a provocative character study that parallels Martin Luther’s deepening religious dilemmas with the irresolvable earthly anxieties that shaped his beliefs and his rebellious search for truth. We’re introduced to Luther as a young monk in 1506, as he defends his vows to his jealous and disapproving father (Patrick McGee). But as Luther’s religious commitment deepens, his faith in an increasingly commercialized, politicized, and spiritually empty Papacy atrophies until, having preached against the medieval Catholic Church’s hypocrisy, he is called to account by the very bishops he must denounce.

Keach’s Luther is backed by a powerful supporting cast, including Kubrick stalwart Leonard Rossiter, and Dame Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love, Chocolat) as the nun Luther takes for his wife. In Luther, Martin Luther’s condemnation of the Catholic Church and incitement fo the Protestant reformation become the last desperate acts of a brilliant but deeply troubled man of conscience who has run out of options.

 

Description

  • Brand New 2K Master
  • Audio commentary by film historian Gaylyn Studlar
  • Booklet essay by film historian Peter Labuza
  • Piano score composed and performed by Makia Matsumura
  • Year: 1924
  • Running Time: 63
  • Color Type: B&W
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Country: U.S.
  • Language: Silent
    • Label: Grapevine
Actors:
Gloria Swanson
Tom Moore
Lilyan Tashman
Ian Keith
Arthur Housman
Frank Morgan
Ann Pennington

Directed by Allan Dwan

Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Kino Lorber

Blu Ray, DVD

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