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General Flicker Alley Inquiries:

1. How does Flicker Alley decide upon which titles to publish?

Flicker Alley has a commitment to celebrating film heritage, and we aim for our collection to reflect that goal. Though we do specialize in both classic and silent film, we are very much open to all types of cinema – whether it be documentary (We’re in the Movies: Palace of Silents and Itinerant Filmmaking), experimental (Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970), film noir (The Man Who Cheated Himself), or format-expanding spectacles (3-D Rarities). That said, there are of course numerous other factors that go into how we decide upon our releases, namely having to do with rights and/or licensing.

2. Do all Flicker Alley publications have English language subtitles and/or subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH)?

All of our foreign-language releases are geared toward the North American market and hence do come with English-language subtitles. We are also aware and appreciative of our many international customers, and when possible, strive to provide subtitles in alternate languages (as is the case with releases like The Italian Straw Hat and Laila).

In addition, though many of the titles we publish are silent films, we are committed to including subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH) on publications featuring sound films. We are, however, unable at this time to produce subtitles for our bonus feature content. If you have questions about SDH on any of our physical or digital publications, please feel free to contact us at

3. Are all Flicker Alley publications presented in their original theatrical aspect ratio?

We do strive to preserve the original aspect ratio in all of our films. Certain Blu-ray and DVD players do automatically alter aspect ratios, in which case we recommend conforming the settings of your player to standard HD or SD formats (depending upon the title).

4. For what regions are Flicker Alley Blu-rays and DVDs playable?

All Flicker Alley Blu-rays and DVDs are coded for the North American market (regions 1/A), a selection of which are coded for all regions (1,2,3/A,B,C). Region codes are listed on all sales pages of our website and on the back covers of all publications.

What are the upcoming Flicker Alley releases? And how can I make a title suggestion?

We do our best to let our customers know about our upcoming releases as soon as we can. We recommend keeping up with our e-mail newsletter, our website, our Facebook page, and our Twitter for any and all updates. As for suggestions, please direct them to

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