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Greed
(1924)

 
coverBach Films
2013 DVD/CD edition

Greed (1924), black & white, 125 minutes, not rated.

Bach Films, no catalog number, unknown UPC number.
Two single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 DVD discs, full-frame 4:3 PAL format, and one compact disc digital audio disc, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, optional French language subtitles, chapter stops, three-disc DVD clamshell case, €29.00.
Release date: 16 September 2013.
Country of origin: France
This French edition was likely transferred from 35mm print materials.

The film is accompanied by a music score composed and performed by Panama Hammer Jammers. Exerpts from the soundtrack are available on the supplemental CD.

The supplemental material includes a bonus disc that includes an audio interview (in French) with Agnès Michaux, a documentary on Erich von Stroheim (51 minutes), a second documentary (26 minutes), lost footage (27 minutes), a featurette on Death Valley (4 minutes), one audio disc, and five oversized postcards with stills from the film.

Beware. Customer responses regarding this edition say that the video is of poor quality. This edition is now OUT-OF-PRINT, but copies can be found from some retailers and on the used disc market.

North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

 
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coverLlamentol
2012 DVD edition

Greed (1924), black & white, 140 minutes, Rated 7 Años.

Llamentol, LL1125, UPC 8-436022-303331.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 DVD disc, full-frame 4:3 PAL format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, optional Spanish language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, unknown suggested list price.
Release date: 29 October 2012.
Country of origin: Spain

Ratings (1-10): video: 5 / audio: 6 / additional content: 0 / overall: 5.

This Spanish edition may have originally been transferred from 35mm print materials, but the disc itself reportedly has been mastered from a commercial VHS videotape. We can confirm that the disc yields coarse results, as the visual quality is only fair to good. Intertitles are in English, with optional Spanish subtitles.

North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

 
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coverUnknown company
2012 DVD edition

Greed (1924), black & white, 104 minutes, not rated.

Unknown company, unknown catalog number, no UPC number.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 DVD-R disc, full-frame 4:3 NTSC format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, Italian language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $12.98.
Release date: 12 December 2012
Country of origin: USA

This DVD-R disc has been mastered from a dupe of an Italian VHS home video edition. Reports are of terrible quality and a noisy audio track.

Danger! Danger, Will Robinson!

 
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Other silent era ERICH VON STROHEIM films available on home video.
Erich von Stroheim filmography in The Progressive Silent Film List
 
 
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