MOD: Manufactured-On-Demand

Enjoy unique, significant, and previously out-of-print classics from the Blackhawk Films® Collection with Manufactured-On-Demand (MOD) Blu-rays and DVDs. Click on any of the titles below to complete your order of a custom-created, professionally packaged Blu-ray-R or DVD-R, which will be shipped directly to you.

Depending on the publication, upon selecting a title for purchase, you may be redirected to a separate page hosted by MovieZyng, our MOD partner. Additionally, in an effort to explore a more economical approach to produce worthy and distinctive publications available to our valued customer base, we have launched a line of exclusive Flicker Alley MOD titles featuring replicated media. These can also be accessed below and will say “Manufactured On Pressed Media” next to the title.

Our Manufactured-On-Demand program has been made possible thanks to dozens of film fans whose generous contributions to our Indiegogo campaign helped to fund the launch of the program. Visit our MOD Acknowledgements for a complete list of contributors.



In late 2014, Flicker Alley launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the launch of a Manufactured-On-Demand (MOD) DVD program. The support was overwhelming! Within days, we surpassed our goal, ultimately raising 150% of our initial target.We’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the almost-100 contributors who made this program possible. Your contributions demonstrate your dedication to film preservation and will help make these significant classic films available to future generations of film aficionados.

Thank you to:

Rick Andersen
Robert Arkus
John Bailey
Peter Bainbridge
James Bigwood
Robert Blackman
Rob Brooks
Daniel Callahan
Edward B. Childress
Peter Cleaveland
Sidney Coon
Mary Dalton
Spencer DeBenedictis
Jack Dougherty
Linda Drake
Irwin Drobny
Paul Dunlap
Harry Eskin
Joel Fenster
Thomas Fuchs
Robert Furem
Donna Gagnon
Ryan Gallagher
Gilbert Goodman
Keith Gordon
Valerio Greco
Jeffrey Hallock
Jeffrey Hanson
Eirik Hanssen
Paul Harrington
Brian Hendricks
Niels Joaquin
David Kalata
G.T. Keplinger
Michael Kuzmanovski
Suzanne Leworthy
Andrew Melomet
Steve Menke
Don Minkoff
Henry Miyamoto
Shawn Moore
Ken Nyman
Dan Oliver
Karl Pallmeyer
Arndt Pawelczik
Ernestine Peronto
Dennis Pierce
Jeannette Pierce
Shane Pitkin
Martin Prince
Hugo Rios
Richard Rubenstein
James Russell
Dana Schmitz
Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.
Henry Smiley
Mark Sprecher
Edwin Stahlnecker
Clay Steinman
Volker W. Stieber
Matt Stubbins
Susan Swan
Lang Thompson
A.M. Vance
Patrick Vaz
Edmund Vosik
Ross Warren
Brian Woods
Jay Young

And the many contributors who wish to stay anonymous!


1. What are MOD (Manufactured-On-Demand) DVDs and Blu-rays?

DVDs and Blu-rays are manufactured via one of two methods – laser burning, or stamping. Both methods create an image that a DVD or Blu-ray player can read.

MOD DVDs and Blu-rays use the laser burning method which is more efficient for lower volumes. MOD has made it possible for companies to bring out rare films that may not have the customer demand to justify large volume stamping runs.

2. Why am I redirected to when I click to order MOD titles on your site?

Flicker Alley MOD orders are fulfilled by Movie Zyng. This means that any MOD titles you order are separate from your Flicker Alley shopping cart. Movie Zyng offers $1 flat rate U.S. shipping and $1/disc International shipping on all MOD titles.

3. Will MOD DVDs and Blu-rays perform like I expect?

Yes, your MOD DVD or Blu-ray will look and operate identical to a stamped disc. Unless you know what to look for, you’ll have a hard time telling the difference between an MOD disc and a stamped disc.

Our MOD titles are produced to order by Allied Vaughn – the company that manufactures MOD DVDs and Blu-rays for Warner Archive, Fox Cinema Archive, The Universal Vault Collection, National Geographic and many more.  A few reasons why these major studios use Allied Vaughn for MOD, and why you can have confidence in their MOD discs:

 1) Allied Vaughn uses premium industrial grade disc burning equipment. These machines cost tens of thousands of dollars each and use laser burning drives that operate at a much higher level than the disc drive you have in your home PC. Additionally, Allied Vaughn regularly uses special equipment to test each drive ensuring the laser and mechanics are performing at or better than required specifications, and that it is producing first-rate, top quality DVDs and Blu-rays.

2) Allied Vaughn also uses only top grade industrial DVD and Blu-ray media – vs. the consumer grade discs you can buy at your local computer store. This media is also regularly tested and has been approved by studios for use.

3) High speed digital printers ensure the packaging looks professional and the DVD or Blu-ray is one you’ll be proud to collect.

Since the MOD process began to be embraced by the major studios in 2009, many millions of MOD discs have been produced and sold. Movie Zyng’s experience has been that MOD DVDs and Blu-rays perform comparably to stamped discs. With appropriate care – your MOD DVD or Blu-ray will provide you with many years of enjoyment.

Finally, Allied Vaughn guarantees their MOD DVDs and Blu-rays against manufacturing defects.  Simply put, if it’s defective – they replace it. So, you can rest assured when buying a Flicker Alley MOD title.

Critical Essays

Enjoy critical essays related to our Manufactured-On-Demand (MOD) titles in the links below.

Eyes of Youth
Essay by Kevin Brownlow

A Page of Madness: Understanding a Work in its Time 
Essay by Aaron Gerow

On Viewing Portrait of a Young Man

Essay by Bruce Posner

The Marriage Circle
Essay by Scott Eyman

Cyrano de Bergerac
Essay by David Shepard

Aelita, The Queen of Mars
Essay by David Shepard

The Lost World
Program Booklet

Bed and Sofa and the Edge of Domesticity
Essay by Judith Mayne

The Best Arbuckle/Keaton Collection
Notes by Jeffery Vance

The Battle of the Sexes
Essay by David Shepard

Essay by David Shepard

Filming “From The Manger To The Cross”
 Essay by Gene Gauntier

Joan the Woman
Essay by Robert S. Birchard

The Sheik with The Son of The Sheik
Music Notes by Eric Beheim

D.W. Griffith: Years Of Discovery, 1909-1913
Biograph Notes by Russell Merritt

Tol’able David
Essay by Walter Coppedge

Listen To Britain: And Other Films By Humphrey Jennings
Essay by Dean W. Duncan

The Man With the Movie Camera
Essay by Yuri Tsivian

Donald C. Thompson and Fighting the War
Essay by David Shepard

On a Musical Score to Salomé
Essay by Carlos Garza and Rick O’Meara of Silent Orchestra

New Jersey and the Early Motion Picture Industry
Essay by Richard Kozarski