This is comparative to Cabinet of Dr. Caligari in terms of visual importance in my opinion but yet it is barely known. A while ago I compiled a small list of essential early films that never made it to any format (except noted*) let alone DVD/Blu-ray that really should be considered by Criterion or anyone for that matter.Tommaso wrote:"Gardiens de Phare" can be watched on youtube here. Masterpiece.
The Lighthouse Keepers (1929) Jean Gremillon
A Page of Madness (1926) Teinosuke Kinugasa *Poor quality bootleg DVD... in 3D?
Limite (1931) Mario Peixoto *Bonus DVD as part of Revista da Cinemateca Brasileira 7/13 Issue
Song of Life (1931) Alexis Granowsky
Ganga Bruta (1933) Humberto Mauro *OOP VHS in Brazil
Strachy (Spooks/The Ghosts/Anxiety) (1938) Eugeniusz Cekalski & Karol Szolowski