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The Deerslayer
and Chingachgook

(1920)

 

This German adaptation of the venerated James Fenimore Cooper tale features a young Bela Lugosi.

coverAlpha Video
2006 DVD edition

The Deerslayer and Chingachgook (1920), black & white, 59 minutes, not rated.

Alpha Video, ALP 5082D, UPC 0-89218-50829-4.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in windowboxed 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, 6 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $6.98.
Release date: 27 June 2006.
Country of origin: USA

This edition has been mastered from 16mm film elements in a good windowboxed video transfer, with English language intertitles and musical accompaniment on digital piano by Rachel Gutches.

The Alpha Video logomark is superimposed into various corners from time-to-time throughout the presentation. While this is intended to foil other video producers who may be tempted to duplicate this video transfer in a competing product, we lobby for discontinuing the practice since it shows blatant unconcern for the expectations and desires of the consumer, who may wish to purchase a video product that is presented as close as possible to the film’s original state.

 
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coverGrapevine Video
2005 DVD edition

The Deerslayer and Chingachgook (1920), black & white, 61 minutes, not rated,
with Outdoor Pajamas (1924), black & white, 10 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, UPC 8-42614-10068-0.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD-R disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in windowboxed 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? 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, $16.95 (reduced to $12.95).
Release date: 7 February 2005.
Country of origin: USA

This DVD-R edition has been mastered from a 16mm reduction print of an English language release version of the film. The older analog videotape master has a few video glitches in it.

The film is accompanied by a cobbled-together music score of preexisting monaural orchestral recordings that have been reprocessed for fake stereo. Duophonic sound won’t die, will it?

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
Other silent era BELA LUGOSI films available on home video.

Other GERMAN FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

Other WESTERN FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
 
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