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The
Blue Bird

(1918)

 
coverKino on Video
2005 DVD edition

The Blue Bird (1918), color-toned black & white, 81 minutes, not rated.

Kino International, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, dual-layered? DVD disc, Region 1, ? 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, $29.95.
Release date: 6 September 2005.
Country of origin: USA
This home video edition, transferred from a preservation print from the George Eastman Museum film archive nitrate print, features a music score compiled and performed by The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.

Also included are exerpts from the Maeterlinck play.

 
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coverGrapevine Video
2005 DVD edition

The Blue Bird (1918), color-toned black & white, 74 minutes, not rated,
with Behind the Screen (1916), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, unknown 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, $16.95 (reduced to $14.95).
Release date: August 2005.
Country of origin: USA
Released virtually head-to-head against the Kino edition above, this Grapevine DVD-R edition is reputed been mastered from the Museum of Modern Art restored print (we thought that George Eastman Museum held the only print).

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

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
Other silent era MAURICE TOURNEUR films available on home video.
 
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