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The
Americano

(1917)

 

Directed by John Emerson, this Fine Arts comedy-drama stars Douglas Fairbanks, Alma Rubens, Spottiswood Aitken, Carl Stockdale and Mildred Harris.

coverAlpha Video
2010 DVD edition

The Americano (1917), black & white, 54 minutes, not rated.

Alpha Home Entertainment, ALP 6446D, UPC 0-89218-64469-5.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 6 chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $7.98.
Release date: 26 October 2010
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 4 / audio: 4 / additional content: 0 / overall: 4.

This cheap edition appears to have been mastered from an older 16mm reduction print of the Tri-Stone Pictures, Incorporated, rerelease version. The transfer speed runs a little faster than natural pace. The shadows are plugged-up with a dark grey, and some of the highlights are lost in a blasted-out glow of white nothingness.

The presentation is accompanied by a cobbled-together music score of preexisting musical recordings, some taken from scratchy LP discs, which are disjointed and inconsistent with the film sequences they accompany.

 
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coverReel Classic
2009 DVD edition

The Americano (1917), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Reel Classic DVD, no catalog number, unknown UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD-R disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $20.00.
Release date: 2009?
Country of origin: USA
This budget edition has been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

The film is accompanied by a music score performed by Ben Model.

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from REEL CLASSIC DVD.
Other silent era DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS films available on home video.
Douglas Fairbanks filmography in The Progressive Silent Film List
 
 
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