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Ashes of Vengeance
(1923)

 

Norma Talmadge stars in this historical drama directed by Frank Lloyd, which features Conway Tearle, Wallace Beery, Josephine Crowell, Betty Francisco and Claire McDowell.

coverAlpha Video
2016 DVD edition

Ashes of Vengeance (1923), black & white, 105 minutes, not rated.

Alpha Home Entertainment, ALP 7759D, UPC 0-89218-77599-3.
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, 6 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $7.98.
Release date: 1 March 2016.
Country of origin: USA

This low-budget edition has been mastered from a very-good 16mm reduction print that appears to have been sourced from a VHS videotape, as the picture details are blurry. On the plus side, shadow details remain open instead of the dark, featureless shadows that are common in most video transfers from 16mm prints.

The film is presented with a music score compiled from preexisting recordings.

Not a great disc but a watchable disc.

 
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coverSilent Hall of Fame Enterprises
2016 DVD edition

Ashes of Vengeance (1923), black & white, 102 minutes, not rated.

Silent Hall of Fame Enterprises, 11, unknown 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; slimline CD jewel case, $29.99.
Release date: 1 January 2016.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD-R edition has likely been mastered from a very-good 16mm reduction print (based on still frames we have viewed).

The film is likely to be presented with a music score compiled from preexisting recordings.

The edition’s supplemental features include a preface by Alex Staykov; excerpts from the Silent Hall of Fame documentary “Breaking the Silence” (2015); and an introduction to the film.

Even if the video quality is better than the Alpha Video edition noted above, we think that the cost of this DVD-R edition is totally bloated and indefensible.

 
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