The Show (1927) - New 4K restoration and limited blu-ray

A project in Paris, France by Redwood Creek Films

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New limited blu-ray of the silent 1927 Tod Browning classic "The Show". New 4K restoration and soundtrack
Backers: 422
Average Pledge Per Backer: €59

Funded: €25,032 of €4,000
Dates: Jul 1st -> Aug 10th (40 days)
Project By: Redwood Creek Films
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Latest News

Few hours left - Last call to enter the sideshow

August 9th - via:
Final hours! Thank you all for the support. This our last update to promote our new restoration. What a journey! The Show was called "one of the most thrilling films ever made... [Browning's] best film to date" (Los Angeles Record). "If you have... (Read More)

48 hours left to secure your exclusive copy of The Show

August 7th - via:
Throughout his career, director Tod Browning was drawn to carnivalesque settings for his macabre thrillers. The dime museum (The Unholy Three [1925]), music hall (The Blackbird [1926], West of Zanzibar [1928]), gypsy wagon show (The Mystic [1925])... (Read More)

Strange were these figures in the show... Last days to be part of the campaign!

August 5th - via:
"Strange were these figures in the show the crowds gaped at. But stranger  by far the drama of underworld life they played back of the scenes! An  amazing romance, a lurid tale of a rogue, torn between baser passions  and a girl's redeeming love."... (Read More)

Before "Freaks", there was "The Show"

August 1st - via:
The Show is one of Tod Browning's best films. His direction is inspired.  The sets and design are meticulous and create a perfectly sinful world  for the heroes to live in. He uses some surprising low and high camera  angles and the cutting is... (Read More)

A closer look at the original artwork by Matthew Therrien

July 19th - via:
From director Tod Browning comes this delirious tale of jealousy and murder starring John Gilbert, Renee Adoree and Lionel Barrymore. Welcome to the Palace of Illusions, a carnival show whose main attraction is a lurid performance of the Dance of the... (Read More)

Funded in less than 4 hours!

July 2nd - via:
Enter Tod Browning’s sideshow with John Gilbert & Lionel Barrymore. Our new restoration project was funded in less than 4 hours. That’s the proof the passion for Tod Browning’s cinema is more alive than ever. Tod Browning is best known for... (Read More)

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