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Hearts of the
World

(1918)

 

This World War I drama, directed by D.W. Griffith, features Lillian Gish, Robert Harron and Dorothy Gish, with an appearance by Erich von Stroheim.

coverAlpha Video
2014 DVD edition

Hearts of the World (1918), black & white, 124 minutes, not rated.

Alpha Home Entertainment, ALP 7352D, UPC 0-89218-73529-4.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD-R disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $7.98.
Release date: 25 March 2014.
Country of origin: USA

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

This edition has been mastered from a very-good 16mm reduction print, which is of reasonable visual quality. The film’s action runs a little fast having been transferred at sound film speed.

The film is accompanied by a canned orchestral music score edited together to loosely accompany the film.

It has been mystifying why there are not several DVD home video editions of this film, yet this is the only known DVD home video edition of this significant feature film. Well worth its modest cost, until a better edition is produced.

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available through OLDIES.COM.
Other silent era D.W. GRIFFITH films available on home video.

Other silent era LILLIAN GISH films available on home video.

Other silent era ERICH VON STROHEIM films available on home video.
 
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