DVDBeaver will immediately be shifting focus from a digital review website to a company producing vintage films (almost exclusively from the Public Domain) into high-definition Blu-ray disc. Initially they will be made available for consumer purchase only through this website. This has taken well over 2-years for our first few titles but things are moving along rapidly now and we expect to have produced a full line, competed and ready to ship, by the end of 2009. Each title will be offered for sale at less than $25 US.


We have sourced the best possible material, done a minor cleaning of dust and speckles, and transferred to digital in 19201080 progressive resolution using the MPEG-4 encode. Our discs will include extensive extras (as listed below) and the first two packages will be available at the end of May 2009. We'd like to thank all who have contributed to DVDBeaver's past goals and hope you will join us in supporting this exciting new venture.


DVDBeaver Signature Line - Spine #3 Cover


The most perfect Film Noir...

This high-definition rendered disc will be dual-layered with the feature taking up over 37.6 Gig of space. Extras include two featurette documentaries - one on Ann Savage (16:33) and another on director Edgar G. Ulmer (45:12), plus six (yes SIX!) optional commentaries from participants including film historian Eddie Muller, Dr. Drew Casper, author Alain Silver, Professor Dana Polan, journalists Dave Kehr and Jonathan Rosenbaum.


NTSC DVD TOP vs. DVDBeaver Signature Blu-ray BOTTOM


NTSC DVD TOP vs. DVDBeaver Signature Blu-ray BOTTOM





NOTE: The following films are ALL in the PUBLIC DOMAIN (SEE HERE) and are continuing to be sourced by our loyal, and tireless volunteers -  The Trial (1962) - CONFIRMED AS SPINE #4, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), The Red House (1947), Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959), M (1931), The Life of Oharu (1952), Late Spring (1949) - CONFIRMED AS SPINE #2, He Walked by Night (1948), The General (1927), D.O.A. (1950) - EXCELLENT NEW SOURCE PRINT RECENTLY DISCOVERED, Les Diaboliques (1954), His Girl Friday (1940) and The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice (1952).




In the past 2 months one of our luckiest 'Beavers' were part of the team who are helping to restore the 'film find of the century' - the original, full, 9 1/2 hour cut of Greed (1924) found in Erich von Stroheim's niece Helga's garage attic stored there, unbeknownst to her, for over 60 years! This will be DVDBeaver's Signature Series spine #1 on Blu-ray - but restoration completion and rendering to high-definition isn't expected till approximately August of 2010.


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