French Masterworks: Russian émigrés in Paris 1923-1928 (1923-1928), black & white and color-toned black & white, 660 minutes, not rated,
including The Burning Crucible [Le Brasier ardent] (1923), color-toned black & white, 110 minutes, not rated.
Flicker Alley, FA0029,
UPC 6-17311-67659-8, ISBN 1893967654.
Five single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0NTSC 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, French language intertitles, optional English language subtitles, chapter stops; five-disc DVD keepcase in cardboard slipcase, $59.95.
Release date: 14 May 2013 (prerelease announced date: 30 April 2013).
Country of origin: USA
Our first look at this DVD edition was quite favorable, with the disc mastered from excellent 35mm materials held by La Cinémathèque française.
The film is accompanied by a music score performed on piano by Neil Brand.
The edition is accompanied by a 28-page booklet with an essay by Lenny Borger, with notes on the films of the collection.
We enthusiastically recommend this edition of The Burning Crucible.
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