Release Info

Talking Silents 1-10 now available!

Digital Meme to Release Masterpieces of Japanese Silent Films on DVD

Digital Meme has news that is sure to excite film aficionados around the world. We will soon release Talking Silents, our long-awaited next series of products, featuring masterpieces of Japanese silent films. In Japan, silent films were not really "silent." Back in the age of silent films, the movie theaters in Japan fascinated audiences with exciting performances in which screenings were accompanied by live music and Benshi narration. Through its new DVD product Talking Silents Digital Meme brings back to life this unique Japanese cultural heritage in a digital format.

¥4,980 (excluding tax)

  Talking Silents Special Features

  • Digital reproduction of the unique Japanese screening format from the silent films age, including orchestral musical accompaniment and Benshi narration
  • An option to select between the narrations by famous Benshi masters of the past and Ms. Midori Sawato, one of today's top Benshi performers
  • Bonus features including commentaries by the renowned film critic Tadao Sato and a word by the Benshi, Ms. Midori Sawato,
  • Subtitles in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese for the hearing impaired.
The first Digital Meme classic DVD series
Talking Silents 1-10 now available!

With the release of Talking Silents 10, which features the work of director Shozo Makino, the complete Talking Silents DVD series is now available.

For more information on Talking Silents 1-10, please click here.