Murnau, Borzage and Fox DVD box set out today

David Hudson at Greencine supplies the critical roundup, but any way you cut it this is major for silent film enthusiasts. To finally have the likes of Murnau's City Girl (a major stylistic influence for Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven) and Borzage's Seventh Heaven on DVD is a long-awaited dream.

To celebrate - and perhaps enhance - the release, here's the video essay I did on Seventh Heaven, with commentary by noted silent film scholar and preservationist Paolo Cherchi Usai: