Assembled as a representation of a typical nickelodeon programme, this collection of dramas and a comedy makes for a quick overview of short films produced in the earliest days of the American feature film era, the end of Nickelodeon era.
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Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD-R disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 6 chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $18.95.
Release date: 26 April 2006.
Country of origin: USA
This public-domain edition has been mastered from fine-grain 16mm reduction prints. While we have not viewed the entire disc, here is what we saw at first glance.
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1912) is from a good but contrasty 16mm reduction print that is nonetheless quite watchable. The slight color-tinting helps holds the picture together.
The Egyptian Mummy (1914) has been transferred from a very-good print, with well-balanced greytones and good image detail.
We are quite pleased with the piano accompaniment by Frederick Hodges as it is well-performed, well-recorded and always an appropriate complement to the story’s action. We recommend this above-average small-company video collection.
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