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March 28, 2011

Fantomas

"Based on the phenomenally popular French pulp novellas, Loius Feuillade's outrageous, ambitious Fantômas series became the gold standard of espionage serials in pre-WWI Europe, and laid the foundation for such immortal works as Feuillade's own Les Vampires and Fritz Lang's Dr. Mabuse films. René Navarre stars as the criminal lord of Paris, the master of disguise, the creeping assassin in black: Fantômas. Over the course of five feature films, Fantômas, along with his accomplices and mistresses, are pursued by the equally resourceful Inspector Juve and his friend, journalist Jerôme Fandor."

This has to be the greatest silent film series I have ever seen. ~Mke

Released in 1913 (Present DVD series released in 2010)

Askwith Media Library 54205-D 337 minutes

Posted by mcmike at March 28, 2011 04:49 PM

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