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Dry and Thirsty
(1920)

 

Dry and Thirsty (1920) with Billy Bletcher. Billy tries to get an alcoholic drink in Prohibition times.

coverImage Entertainment
2002 DVD edition

Slapstick Encyclopedia (1909-1929), black & white and color-toned black & white, 1089 minutes total, not rated,
including Dry and Thirsty (1920), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Film Preservation Associates, distributed by Image Entertainment,
ID0699DSDVD, UPC 0-14381-06992-1.
Five single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, 4.5 Mbps average video bit rate, 224 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo and mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; five standard DVD keepcases in cardboard slipcase, $69.99.
Release date: 7 May 2002.
Country of origin: USA
This high-quality edition has been mastered from a very-good 35mm print.

The film is accompanied by music arranged and composed by Robert Israel, and performed by an ensemble.

 
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coverGrapevine Video
2009 DVD edition

Annabel Lee (1921), black & white, 57 minutes, not rated,
with Dry and Thirsty (1920), black & white, 12 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, unknown 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, PCM 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $14.95.
Release date: 2009.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

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

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
Other SHORT COMEDY FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
 
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