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The Call of the
Desert

(1930)

 

This late silent western was directed by J.P. McGowan and stars Tom Tyler, Sheila Le Gay and Bud Osborne.

coverAlpha Video
2018 DVD edition

The Call of the Desert (1930), black & white, ? minutes, not rated,
with The Fighting Stallion (1926), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Alpha Home Entertainment, ALP 8031D, UPC 0-89218-80319-1.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD-R disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $7.98.
Release date: 13 February 2018.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD-R edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

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

 
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coverSinister Cinema
2008 DVD edition

The Call of the Desert (1930), black & white, 48 minutes, not rated.

Sinister Cinema, W359, no UPC number.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD-R disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $11.95.
Release date: 27 May 2008.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD-R edition has been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

The film could be accompanied by its original soundtrack of synchronized music and sound effects.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R is also available directly from SINISTER CINEMA.
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