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Brothers
(1929)
 

This obscure low-budget crime film was directed by Scott Pembroke and features George Chesebro, Barbara Bedford, Arthur Rankin and Cornelius Keefe.

2005 Sunrise Silents DVD edition

Brothers (1929), color-tinted black & white, 81 minutes, not rated.

Sunrise Silents, BTCP-N (NTSC) and BTCP-P (PAL), no UPC number.
Windowboxed 4:3 NTSC or PAL, one single-sided, single-layered DVD-R disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, 1536? kbps audio bit rate, PCM stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $20.95.
DVD release date: 2005.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD-R edition from Sunrise Silents has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print, and likely features a music score performed on a MIDI synthesizer.

Don’t be misled by statements by Sunrise Silents that their discs contain commentary on the film. As is commonly understood among DVD consumers, audio commentary is an alternative audio track that runs in conjunction with the film featuring historical and anecdotal information about the film and filmmakers. Sunrise Silents’ discs instead feature a video introduction by edition producer Rich Oliver, which is referred to as “commentary,” that serves much the same purpose as the three-minute introductions to films featured on TCM and AMC cable networks.

 
SUNRISE SILENTS has discontinued business and this edition is no longer available.
 
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