Trompe-la-Mort wrote:DeHavilland, I cannot put into words just how awesome it is that you found those!
Humanracer: My reference to the 1910 Japanese movie was the Japanese wikipedia. They didn't have a source. Also, 1914 movie? To my knowledge there isn't one from 1914. If you mean 12/13 (yes, it's uncertain from when it actually is), that is okay, but nothing more. The one which would deserve such praise is the 1925 version. Also, yes, to my knowledge they were all silent and the first sound version the American one from 1929 or the French one from 33/34 (depends on which source you ask since the former movie is nowhere to be found).
Yeah I am off the opinion now that the 1912/1913/1914 Capellani movies are one of the same. I think the differing dates come from the fact that no one really knows when the movie was officially released. The same goes for Capellani's 5 minute short of the opening scene of Les Misérables which predated his full length movie. I have seen both 1905 and 1907 listed as the release date for that.
I emailed Pathe about the 1925 version and if there was any update about the rumoured DVD release. I doubt I will hear anything back but you never know.