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The Italian
(1915)

 

Produced by Thomas H. Ince, this social drama stars George Beban.

coverFlicker Alley
2008 DVD edition

Perils of the New Land (1910-1915), black & white, 194 minutes total, not rated,
including The Italian (1915), color-tinted black & white, 74 minutes, not rated.

Flicker Alley, FA0010,
UPC 6-17311-67389-4, ISBN 1-89396-738-7.
Two single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio imgage 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; two-disc standard DVD keepcase, $39.95.
Release date: 15 July 2008.
Country of origin: USA

This edition has been produced in conjunction with David Shepard of Film Preservation Associates, who has previously released The Italian in earlier home video formats. Its debut on quality DVD is welcome. The presentation of The Italian has utilized an assembly from three source prints, predominantly an original 35mm nitrate print.

Musical accompaniment is provided by Rodney Sauer and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.

 
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coverGrapevine Video
2005 DVD edition

The Italian (1915), black & white, 72 minutes, not rated,
with The Egyptian Mummy (1914), black & white, 12 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, UPC 8-42614-10040-6.
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 languages intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $16.95 (reduced to $14.95).
Release date: January 2005.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has been transferred from 16mm reduction print materials.

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

 
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