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Lonesome
(1928)

 

This unusual romantic drama, directed by Paul Fejos, stars Glenn Tryon and lovely Barbara Kent, with Fay Holderness, Gustav Partos and Eddie Phillips.

The Criterion Collection
2012 Blu-ray Disc edition

Lonesome (1928), black & white and color-tinted black & white, 69 minutes, not rated,
with The Last Performance (1929), black & white, 60 minutes, not rated, and Broadway (1929), black & white, 104 minutes, not rated.

The Criterion Collection, CC2174BD, spine number 623,
UPC 7-15515-09791-8, ISBN 978-1-60465-621-3.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region A Blu-ray Disc, 1.19:1 aspect ratio image in pillarboxed 16:9 (1920 x 1080 pixels) progressive scan AVCHD MPEG-4 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, uncompressed LPCM 1.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 15 chapter stops; standard BD keepcase, $39.95.
Release date: 28 August 2012.
Country of origin: USA

This Blu-ray Disc edition has been digitally mastered from a fine-grain 35mm restoration print that originates from an export version of the film with French language intertitles.

The film is accompanied by the original monaural soundtrack presented in uncompressed audio. Alternately, the film is presented with audio commentary by film historian Richard Koszarski.

The disc includes The Last Performance (1929) starring Conrad Veidt and the reconstruction version of Fejos’ musical Broadway (1929).

The supplemental material includes a 32-page booklet featuring essays by film critic Philip Lopate and historian Graham Petrie and an excerpt from a 1962 interview with Paul Fejos.

 
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The Criterion Collection
2012 DVD edition

Lonesome (1928), black & white and color-tinted black & white, 69 minutes, not rated,
with The Last Performance (1929), black & white, 60 minutes, not rated, and Broadway (1929), black & white, 104 minutes, not rated.

The Criterion Collection, spine number 623,
unknown UPC number, unknown ISBN number.
Pillarboxed 1.19:1 picture aspect ratio, 4:3 display aspect ratio NTSC, two single-sided, dual-layered DVD discs, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 1.0 mono sound, French language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; plastic DVD trays in cardboard wrapper with cardboard slipcase?, $29.95.
Release date: 28 August 2012.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD edition has been mastered from a fine-grain 35mm print

The film is accompanied by the original monaural soundtrack. Alternately, the film is presented with audio commentary by film historian Richard Koszarski.

The disc includes The Last Performance (1929) starring Conrad Veidt and the reconstruction version of Fejos’ musical Broadway (1929).

The supplemental material includes a 32-page booklet featuring essays by film critic Philip Lopate and historian Graham Petrie and an excerpt from a 1962 interview with Paul Fejos.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 DVD edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
Canada: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 DVD edition from Amazon.ca. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
United Kingdom: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 DVD edition from Amazon.co.uk. Your purchase supports Silent Era.
 
 
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