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Be My Wife
(1921)

 
coverKino Classics
2014 DVD edition

The Max Linder Collection (1917-1922), black & white and color-tinted black & white, 205 minutes total, not rated,
including Be My Wife (1921), color-toned black & white, 57 minutes, not rated.

Kino Lorber, K1303, UPC 7-38329-13032-9.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 1 NTSC DVD disc, full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 5.0 surround sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $29.95.
Release date: 27 May 2014.
Country of origin: USA

This DVD collection of Max Linder comedies features a complete presentation of the Linder feature comedy Be My Wife, produced for home video by Lobster Films, Paris.

The film is presented with musical accompaniment by Eric Le Guen.

 
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coverImage Entertainment
2003 DVD edition

Laugh with Max Linder (1912-1921), color-toned black & white, 117 minutes total, not rated,
including Be My Wife (1921) [exerpts], black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Film Preservation Associates, distributed by Image Entertainment,
ID0508DSDVD, UPC 0-14381-05082-0.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD disc, full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 5.0 surround sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 11 chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $24.99.
Release date: 23 September 2003.
Country of origin: USA
Video producer David Shepard has released this DVD collection of Max Linder comedies including a complete presentation of Seven Years’ Bad Luck (1921), the French shorts Troubles of a Grasswidower (1912), Love’s Surprises (1913), Max Takes a Picture (1913) and Max Sets the Style (1914), and exerpts from Be My Wife (1921).

The disc features small-orchestra musical accompaniment arranged, composed and conducted by Robert Israel, and performed on period instruments in surround sound.

 
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Other MAX LINDER films available on home video.

Other silent film music scores by ROBERT ISRAEL available on home video.

 
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