These are really nice transfers form original vintage films. The only drawback is that it is DVD-R and not a manufactured DVD.
The content is VERY RARE and, out side of the Charlie Chaplin Cartoon, the casual comedy fan will not know who these people are.
As I work for the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, I was in my glory watching these. I wish some other silent comics got the same great careful treatment that these comedies were given in creating this DVD.
There was some IMAGE STABILIZATION used to create a steady image which greatly helps the enjoyment of these rarities.
But thankfully DNR was avoided. The films used are rather clean of major scratches and splices.
Apologies are made by Undercrank for the Chaplin cartoon, the image is good but some of the words in the balloons are hard to read. This is apparently in the master film used.
Careful notations are made about any recreated titles to keep the presentation honest & authentic.
Ben Model created the music & expertly performed it for this release. His love for these films comes off in his music compositions,
I am looking forward to a possible volume 3. Even if DVD-R is the only way to affordably release these silent rarities.
- Format: NTSC
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Undercrank Prod
- DVD Release Date: 5 Jun 2018
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- ASIN: B07D4ZLGD4