Saturday, July 3, 2010


A city is gripped in terror as a colossal robot runs rampant in an unstoppable crime spree. The police are powerless in the face of the frightening carnage and destruction, but the remotely controlled menace may soon meet its match - a second mechanical man is sent to confront it in a horrific showdown at the local opera house.
This ultra-rare, nearly forgotten silent horror epic from the dawn of Italian cinema was long considered lost. The chance discovery of a fragmentary Portugese version led to the release of this new special edition of The Mechanical Manfeaturing a new musical score and English subtitles. Though missing much of its original footage, this historic work is still a striking and powerful piece of early fantasy film-making featuring one of the few directorial efforts by Andre Deed, a protege of Georges Melies, the godfather of cinema


  1. So steampunk, so cool!
    Now I'm intrigued by the Headless Horseman too.

  2. Roy!!! How incredibly awesome. Your post here is the first I've ever heard about this rare find. I love silent cinema and must secure a copy of this gem.
    I love the "nose" that the mechanical man has.
    CHICAGO GHOULS is/are COOL(s) :)
    - Jay