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Shore Leave
(1925)

 

This nautical drama features Richard Barthelmess and Dorothy Mackaill in the second of their starring pairings. Barthelmess gives a relatively light comic performance through his usual stoicism.

Grapevine Video
2009 DVD edition

Shore Leave (1925), black & white, 90 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, UPC 8-42614-10368-1.
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, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 14 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $14.95.
Release date: November 2009.
Country of origin: USA

This edition has been mastered from a very-good Hollywood Film Enterprises 16mm reduction print. Some shots are quite light (Mackaill sitting on the dock), and there is a noticable amount of dust. The slightly windowboxed video transfer will appear as full-frame on most televisions.

The film is accompanied by a custom piano music score that sounds like the William Perry performances of the 1970s.

This OK edition, with its OK piano score, will do and is recommended until a better edition (hopefully from 35mm material) is released.

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
Other silent era RICHARD BARTHELMESS films available on home video.

Other NAUTICAL FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

 
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