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My Cousin
(1918)

 

Legendary tenor Enrico Caruso tackles a dual role in this 1918 drama.

RCA Red Seal
2004 DVD edition

Caruso: Voice of the Century (2004), black & white and color, 93 minutes total, not rated,
including My Cousin (1918), black & white, 50 minutes, not rated.

RCA Red Seal, ID4726DSDVD, UPC 0-14381-47262-2.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 1 NTSC DVD 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, Dolby AC-3 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 11 chapter stops; and one audio compact disc; two-disc standard DVD keepcase, $19.98.
Release date: 9 March 2004.
Country of origin: USA

This unusual collection combines a silent film with a television documentary and a collection of Enrico Caruso audio recordings to paint an overview portrait of the famous tenor.

Our first look at the DVD edition itself reveals a full-frame, natural-speed video transfer from, what appears to be, a good 16mm reduction print, with new English-language intertitles. Highlights are blasted out and shadows plugged-up, but the film remains watchable and is accompanied by a piano music score.

 
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