Flicker Alley, FA-MD3-002, unknown UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) MPEG-2 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD-R disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital AC-3 2.0 stereo sound, English and Spanish language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $19.95.
Release date: 18 March 2015.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has been mastered at 20 frames per second from an Eastman color duplicate 35mm negative, which was copied from an original 35mm nitrate source print frame-by-frame by David Shepard utilizing a 1909 Bell & Howell film printer. To render as accurate as possible in a new 35mm color print, in 1999 Alpha Cine Laboratories in Seattle referenced several dozen single frames from the original aource print to carefully match the Pathécolor color tinting. Video mastering and audio post-production for this edition was done at Lobster Films, Paris, and NTSC video conversion and post-production at Image Post, Chatsworth, California. The edition producers acknowledge the support of La Sept ARTE in preparation of this edition.
The film is presented with a music score composed by Kurt Kuenne, which was conducted by Timothy Brock and recorded in Olympia, Washington, in 1999.
This Region 0NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from . . .
Film Preservation Associates, distributed by Image Entertainment,
ID9410DSDVD, UPC 0-14381-94102-9.
Full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) MPEG-2 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, 192 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital AC-3 2.0 stereo sound, English and Spanish language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 17 chapter stops, snapper DVD case, $24.99.
Release date: 26 September 2000.
Country of origin: USA
Our first look at this very-good home video edition of this fine example of French filmmaking and the Pathécolor hand-colored stencil process reveals a very-good video transfer from a very-good original print with English and Spanish intertitles.
The film is accompanied by a music score composed by Kurt Kuenne and conducted by Timothy Brock.
This edition is now out-of-print and is replaced by the Flicker Alley edition noted above.
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