Jean Forest shines as the young, troubled Jean Amster in this tremendous Jacques Feyder film, with support from Pierrette Houyez, Rachel Devirys, Henri Duval and Victor Vina.
Home Vision Entertainment
2006 DVD edition
Rediscover Jacques Feyder, French Film Master (1921-1925), color-tinted and color-toned black & white, 163 minutes, not rated,
including Faces of Children (1925), color-tinted and color-toned black & white, 117 minutes, not rated.
Home Vision Entertainment, distributed by Image Entertainment,
HVE3520DVD, UPC 0-14381-35202-3.
Three single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD discs, 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, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; three-disc DVD keepcase, $49.99.
Release date: 24 October 2006.
Country of origin: USA
Our first look at this NTSC edition, originally produced for home video by Lobster Films, Paris, reveals a full-frame, natural-speed video transfer from a very-good to excellent 35mm source print. Tonal ranges are generally broad, with highlight and shadow details well-maintained in this transfer that looks great on standard and high-definition television equipment.
The film is accompanied by a music score by Antonio Coppola, performed by the Octuor de France.
At first blush, we enthusiastically recommended this three-disc Jacques Feyder set.
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