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The
Blasphemer

(1921)

 

This independent production was directed by O.E. Goebel for Catholic Art Association and stars George Howard, Augusta Anderson and Irving Cummings.

coverGrapevine Video
2012 DVD edition

The Blasphemer (1921), black & white, 82 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 DVD-R disc, full-frame 4:3 NTSC 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, $14.95.
Release date: February 2012.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

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

 
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This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
coverAlpha Video
2012 DVD edition

The Blasphemer (1921), color-toned black & white, 63 minutes, not rated.

Alpha Home Entertainment, ALP 6779D, UPC 0-89218-67799-0.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 DVD-R disc, full-frame 4:3 NTSC 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: 15 May 2012.
Country of origin: USA

This DVD-R edition has been mastered from a VHS videotape copy of a 16mm reduction print. The full-frame video transfer was made at sound speed, so the action runs too fast. Many shots hold reasonable shadow details but have tremendously blasted-out highlights.

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

 
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.
 
 
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