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April Fool
(1926)

 

This B-studio comedy, directed by Nat Ross, stars Alexander Carr, Duane Thompson, Mary Alden and, in a small role, Baby Peggy.

Grapevine Video
2012 DVD edition

April Fool (1926), black & white, 67 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, UPC 8-42614-10434-3.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC 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 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $14.99.
Release date: 7 September 2012
Country of origin: USA
This remastered DVD-R edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print. Grapevine Video reports that there is now additional footage with an overall improvement in print quality in this edition.

The film is accompanied by a music score performed by David Knudtson.

 
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Grapevine Video
2010 DVD edition

April Fool (1926), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, UPC 8-42614-10434-3.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC 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 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $14.99.
Release date: 2010
Country of origin: USA
This DVD-R edition was likely mastered from a 16mm reduction print, and it is now out-of-print having been replaced by the Grapevine video edition noted above.
Alpha Video
2014 DVD edition

April Fool (1926), black & white, 81 minutes, not rated.

Alpha Home Entertainment, ALP 7281D, UPC 0-89218-72819-7.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC 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 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $7.98.
Release date: 28 January 2014
Country of origin: USA
This DVD-R edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm or 8mm reduction print.

The film is likely to be accompanied by a soundtrack compiled from preexisting recordings.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
Canada: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition from Amazon.ca. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
Loving the Classics
2010 DVD edition

April Fool (1926), black & white, 63 minutes, not rated.

Loving the Classics, no catalog number, no UPC number.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC 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 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $14.99.
Release date: 2010?
Country of origin: USA
This DVD-R edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

The film is likely accompanied by a soundtrack compiled from preexisting recordings.

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from . . .
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