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Big Moments from
Little Pictures

(1924)

 

Big Moments from Little Pictures (1924) with Will Rogers. Rogers parodies Blood and Sand (1922), Robin Hood (1922), Over the Hills (192?) and the Keystone Kops.

Image Entertainment
2002 DVD edition

Slapstick Encyclopedia (1909-1929), black & white and color-toned black & white, 1089 minutes total, not rated,
including Big Moments from Little Pictures (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Film Preservation Associates, distributed by Image Entertainment,
ID0699DSDVD, UPC 0-14381-06992-1.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, five single-sided, dual-layered DVD discs, Region 0, 4.5 Mbps average video bit rate, 224 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo and mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, five standard DVD keepcases in cardboard slipcase, $69.99.
Release date: 7 May 2002.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 8 / audio: 6 / additional content: 7 / overall: 7.

This high-quality edition has been mastered from an excellent 35mm print, with some sections of print decomposition. The full-frame video transfer produces a flat grey overall image with grey highlights.

The film is accompanied by canned orchestral music, organ music, and guitar and harmonica music.

 
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Kino on Video
2001 DVD edition

Blood and Sand (1922), black & white and color-toned black & white, 94 minutes, not rated,
with Big Moments from Little Pictures (1924) [exerpts], black & white, 7 minutes, not rated.

Kino International, K214, UPC 3-83290-21429-9.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD disc, Region 0, 4 Mbps average video bit rate, 192 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $29.95.
Release date: 9 October 2001.
Country of origin: USA

This disc’s supplement section includes the Blood and Sand parody from Will Rogers’ Big Moments from Little Pictures (1924) from an excellent 35mm print with some quickly-passing decomposition.

The entire film is not presented here.

 
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Other silent era WILL ROGERS films available on home video:
The Headless Horseman (1922)

Other SHORT COMEDY FILMS of the silent era available on DVD home video.

 
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