Exciting news! The Soundies package I’ve been curating for the past two years is headed for release this summer.
On July 25, Kino Lorber will roll out “Soundies the Ultimate Collection,” a 25-program extravaganza showcasing some 200 films. That’s roughly 10 hours’ worth of viewing, pulled from the full breadth of the Soundies catalog.
Each DVD in the 4-disc set explores a different theme, from “Introducing Soundies” and “Musical Evolutions” to “Life in the Soundies Era” and “Women, Sexuality, and Gender.”
Many of the Soundies you’ve enjoyed on this site are included in the package–some of them in spiffy 35mm versions–along with a slew of new discoveries. As the back-cover blurb puts it:
“Never have so many Soundies been celebrated in one collection, or presented with such care: thematically organized, accompanied by on-screen introductions and a booklet of essays, photos, and credits.”
Ready to put in your advance order (at a 20% discount)? For details, see Soundies the Ultimate Collection on the Kino Lorber website.
More to come as we head toward summer.