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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 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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