Hell’s Hinges (1916) is a Western feature drama of the supposedly pious turning corrupt (Jack Standing) and the supposedly unredeemable turning to good (William S. Hart).
National Film Preservation Foundation
2000/2005 DVD edition
Treasures from American Film Archives (1893-1960), black & white and color, 642 minutes total, not rated,
including Hell’s Hinges (1916), black & white and color-toned black & white, 64 minutes, not rated.
National Film Preservation Foundation,
distibuted by Image Entertainment,
NATD9706DVD (rereleased as NATD0918DVD),
UPC 0-14381-97062-3 (rereleased as 0-14381-09182-3).
Four single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in windowboxed 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, 6 Mbps average video bit rate, 192 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo and mono sound, English language intertitles (silent era films), no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; four cardboard wrapped plastic trays with 150-page book of program notes (rereleased with four smaller bookets) in cardboard slipcase, $99.99 (rereleased at $69.95).
Release date: 3 October 2000 (rereleased 10 May 2005).
Country of origin: USA
This DVD edition utilizes a source print that is missing its main title but features its original art title intertitle cards. Approximately 36 minutes of the film are color-toned. Transferred full-frame from a 35mm preservation print from a moderately speckled and scuffed but still very good original 35mm nitrate print.
The film is accompanied by a modern music score.
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