The Cecil B. DeMille Classics Collection (1914-1926), black & white, 1622 minutes total, not rated,
including A Romance of the Redwoods (1917), black & white, 91 minutes, not rated.
Passport Video, DVD-5090, UPC 0-25493-50900-0.
Five single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD discs, full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 1.0 mon0 sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 9 chapter stops, five-disc DVD keepcase, $19.98.
Release date: 12 June 2007.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has been mastered from a good 16mm reduction print, but the disc appears to have been mastered from a VHS videotape with the low resolution of the format compromising the picture quality.
The films are accompanied by canned music from a variety of audio sources.
One benefit to this low-budget collection is its inclusion of a couple of Mary Pickford films not available yet in high-quality home video editions, and the addition of a film directed by DeMille’s brother, writer and director William C. de Mille.
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