Accidentally Preserved Volume 2: Rare and Lost Silent Films from Vintage 16mm Prints is a DVD series of rare/lost silent film shorts, presented in new digital HD transfers with new musical scores on piano or theatre organ by Ben Model. This second DVD release in the series contains 9 more rare/lost silent film shorts. The films on volume 2 are all new to DVD, and two of them have not been seen by anyone in several decades.
Renowned silent film accompanist/historian Ben Model has taken eight more of the rare and lost silent films in his 16mm collection — plus one from the collection of film archivist Dino Everett — and produced this 2nd Accidentally Preserved DVD, bringing these rarities to a new audience in new HD transfers. Unavailable to the public for decades, these delightful shorts return to screens to entertain us once more.
Why Men Go Wild (1920) – with Bobby Vernon, 12 min
Charley on the Farm (1919) – Chaplin cartoon, 10 min
Sherlock’s Home (1924) – with Alberta Vaughn, 21 min
The Little Pest (1927) – with Neely Edwards, 10 min
Papa’s Boy (1927) – with Lloyd Hamilton, 16 min
Helter Skelter – with Malcolm “Big Boy” Sebastian, 8 min
Cook, Papa, Cook (1928) – with Henry Murdock, 9 min
How Jimmy Won the Game (1928) – Blasting Cap Safety, 14 min
Christmas Seals Film (1925) – Animated ad, 3 min
104 mins ● B&W ● Stereo ● 4:3 aspect ratio ● Not Rated ● NTSC ● region 0 (all-regions)
Produced for DVD by Ben Model/Undercrank Productions
Release date: January 2014