One benefit to this low-budget collection is its inclusion of a couple of Mary Pickford films not available yet in high-quality home video editions, and the addition of a film directed by DeMille’s brother, writer and director William C. de Mille.
Passport Video, DVD-5090, UPC 0-25493-50900-0.
Five single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame and windowboxed 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 1.0 mon0 sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; five-disc DVD keepcase, $19.98.
Release date: 12 June 2007.
Country of origin: USA
Nearly every film in this edition has been mastered from 16mm reduction prints, most of them of very-good quality.
The films are accompanied by canned music from a variety of audio sources.
The supplemental material includes sound-era newsreel footage with Cecil B. DeMille (14 minutes), and interviews with A.C. Lyles, John Hart, Charlton Heston and Anne Bauchens about DeMille (7 minutes).
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