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When Knighthood
Was in Flower

(1922)

 

This historical drama, directed by Robert G. Vignola, stars Marion Davies, Forrest Stanley and Lyn Harding, with support from William Powell, Theresa Maxwell Conover, Pedro De Cordoba, Ruth Shepley, Ernest Glendenning, Arthur Forrest, Johnny Dooley, William Kent, Charles Gerrard and Arthur Donaldson.

coverUndercrank Productions
2017 Blu-ray Disc / DVD edition

When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922), color-toned black & white, 115 minutes, not rated.

Undercrank Productions,
unknown catalog number, UPC 0-86547-02311-5.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 Blu-ray Disc, 1.33:1 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, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; and 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 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard BD keepcase, $19.95.
Release date: 25 July 2017.
Country of origin: USA
This dual-disc edition has been mastered from a 2K high-definition video scan of 35mm nitrate print materials held by the Library of Congress.

The film is presented with a newly-composed music score performed on virtual theater pipe organ by Ben Model.

This edition features a 16-page insert booklet with film notes by Lara Gabrielle Fowler.

Oh boy, this is gonna be good. Sight unseen, this is our recommended home video edition of the film. Kickstarter campaign backers received their copies late in June 2017; the dual-disc edition will be available beginning 25 July 2017 through Amazon.

 
USA: Click logomark to purchase this Region 0 BD-R / NTSC DVD-R edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports Silent Era.
coverSilent Hall of Fame Enterprises
2016 DVD edition

When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922), black & white, 132 minutes, not rated.

Silent Hall of Fame Enterprises, 23, no UPC number.
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, PCM 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; clamshell CD case, $29.95.
Release date: 2016.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD+R edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

The film is likely presented with a music score compiled from preexisting orchestral recordings.

If the video quality is consistent with other discs produced by Alex Staykov, we think the cost is greater than the value of the video purchased. We recommend the Undercrank Productions edition noted above for its higher quality and its lower cost.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 NTSC DVD+R edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
Other silent era MARION DAVIES films available on home video.

Other silent era WILLIAM POWELL films available on home video.

 
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