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The Deluge [Blu-ray] [1933]

  • SKU: 32426477
  • Release Date: 02/21/2017
  • Rating: NR

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features

    • Audio Commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith
    • The complete 1934 feature film Back Page, starring Deluge's Peggy Shannon
    • Trailers


    The Deluge
    This remarkable early-talkie "disaster" flick was the first directorial effort of Felix E. Feist. An enormous tidal wave destroys New York City and most of the Eastern seaboard -- and that's only the beginning of the picture! The rest of the film deals with the aftermath of the deluge. Hero Martin (Sidney Blackmer), certain that his wife Helen (Lois Wilson) and his children have died in the disaster, begins a romance with bathing beauty Claire (Peggy Shannon). They must fight for their lives against Jephson (Fred Kohler Sr.) and his band of outlaws, who are using the apocalyptic crisis as an excuse to rape and pillage. Surviving one peril after another, the couple is forced to face their biggest crisis when it turns out that Martin's family has not perished after all. Claire nobly solves everyone's problem by swimming out to sea, never to be heard from again. Ned Mann's special effects and miniature work are first-rate, resurfacing as stock footage for years afterward (incidentally, some of the earthquake footage was filmed during an actual California quake in early 1933). Also praiseworthy is the superb, wall-to-wall musical score. For years considered a "lost" film, Deluge was found again in 1987 and has since been restored to an approximation of its original form -- though a full-scale videotape release is long overdue. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Peggy Shannon
      Peggy Shannon - Claire
    • Lois Wilson
      Lois Wilson - Helen
    • Matt Moore
      Matt Moore - Tom
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      Fred Kohler, Jr. - Jephson
    • Ralf Harolde
      Ralf Harolde - Norwood

    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Rediscovered classic

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This was a wonderful pre-code classic and the release from Kino Lorber is highly recommended. The PQ is as good as it will ever look. It's one of those hidden gems that should be seen by classic film lovers

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing Early Disaster Movie

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      The transfer is surprisingly good, considering that this picture was thought to be lost for many years until a dubbed Italian terrible print was found. This is even better than that Italian copy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Pre Code Fun

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Great film about a man in love with two women. Kino did a great job with the restoration. Excellent release !

      I would recommend this to a friend

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