This early feature from director G.W. Pabst features Albert Steinrück, Lucie Mannheim, Ilka Grüning and Werner Krauss.
2007 DVD edition
Der Schatz (1923), black & white, 80 minutes, not rated.
Arthaus, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
Two single-sided, single-layered, Region 2PAL DVD discs, 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 Digital 2.0 stereo sound, German language intertitles, permanent French language subtitles, chapter stops; plastic DVD trays in cardboard wrapper in cardboard slipcase, $14.95.
Release date: 21 September 2007.
Country of origin: Germany
This edition has been mastered from 35mm print elements.
The film is presented with an orchestral music score.
This high-quality edition is recommended to all with a PAL disc player. North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.
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2003 DVD edition
The Treasure [Der Schatz] (1923), black & white, 78 minutes, not rated.
Grapevine Video, no catalog number, no UPC number.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0NTSC 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, German language intertitles, permanent French language subtitles, 8 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $14.95.
Release date: 2003.
Country of origin: USA
This budget edition has been mastered from a French VHS videotape copy of a full-frame, natural-speed video transfer from a 35mm reduction print, with permanent French subtitles under German intertitles. Any fine image details in the 35mm print have been lost to the low resolution of VHS, rendering a picture that is equivalent to a very-good 16mm reduction print. The print features a reasonable range of greytones, but the overall picture is contrasty with deep shadows and some burnt-out highlights.
The film is accompanied by a full orchestral music score, with a persistent hiss, that was likely on the source VHS videotape copy utilized for the edition.
This DVD is currently unavailable, as sales of the edition were discontinued in July 2006.