List of silent films released on 8 mm or Super 8 mm film


Decades before the video revolution of the late 1970s/early 1980s, there was a small but devoted market for home films in the 16 mm, 9,5 mm, 8 mm, and Super 8 mm film market. Because most individuals in the United States owning projectors did not have one equipped with sound, vintage silent films were particularly well-suited for the market. A number of feature films were released in full-length versions by companies such as Blackhawk from the 1960s until the market essentially evaporated in the early 1980s with the advent of home video that made collecting "films" considerably cheaper. The silent feature films were released on multi film reels, each holding approximately 20 minutes of film, and were often expensive for the era, a feature-length Super 8 mm silent film might cost over $100 in 1970s dollars.

Among the titles that were released on Super 8 mm/8 mm format were:

See alsoEdit


  • Benschoter, Reba Ann (1971). Preliminary 8mm Film Project: Report and Listing of 8mm Films. University of Nebraska, College of Medicine, Communications Division.
  • Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films : Type X. Museum of Modern Art. 1998.

External linksEdit

  • List of Lost Silent Films at Silent Era