This film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Eugene O’Neill play was directed by John Griffith Wray and stars Blanche Sweet, William Russell, George F. Marion and Eugenie Besserer. Russell’s overly animated acting style is a bit detrimental to the overall impact of the film, while Sweet carries much of the load.
Grapevine Video, no catalog number, UPC 8-42614-10401-5.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD-R disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 10 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $14.95 (raised to $16.95).
Release date: August 2010.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD-R edition has been mastered from a good to very-good 16mm reduction print duplicated from a foreign export version of the film, the only known surviving source material. The reduction print is typical in quality, with dark plugged-up shadows, soft image detail, exposure fluctuations, and some hot, featureless highlights.
The film is accompanied by a soundtrack compiled from preexisting monaural orchestral recordings.