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The Bargain
(1914)

 

William S. Hart’s first feature-length western, The Bargain (1914) also features J. Barney Sherry and Clara Williams.

Grapevine Video
2012 DVD edition

The Bargain (1914), color-tinted black & white, 66 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, unknown UPC number.
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 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $14.95.
Release date: 7 December 2012.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has been mastered from a color-tinted print, possibly a 16mm reduction print.

The film is accompanied by a music score by Blaine Gale.

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
Alpha Video
2010 DVD edition

The Bargain (1914), black & white, 69 minutes, not rated.

Alpha Home Entertainment, ALP 6452D, UPC 0-89218-64529-6.
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, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $7.98.
Release date: 26 October 2010.
Country of origin: USA
This budget edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

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

 
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Sinister Cinema
2005 DVD edition

The Bargain (1914), black & white, 59 minutes, not rated.

Sinister Cinema, W548, no 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, PCM 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $11.95.
Release date: 2005?
Country of origin: USA

This edition has been mastered from a good 8mm reduction print of a possible rerelease version, which is soft in image detail, contrasty and greyed out. The video transfer runs faster than natural speed.

The film is accompanied by a music score compiled from preexisting film sources.

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from SINISTER CINEMA.
Other WILLIAM S. HART films available on home video.

Other WESTERN FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

William S. Hart filmography in The Progressive Silent Film List
 
 
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