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The
Cecil B. DeMille
Classics Collection

(1914-1926)
 

Contents: The Squaw Man (1914), The Virginian (1914), Carmen (1915), The Cheat (1915), Joan the Woman (1917), The Little American (1917), A Romance of the Redwoods (1917), Old Wives for New (1918), The Whispering Chorus (1918), Don’t Change Your Husband (1919), Male and Female (1919), Why Change Your Wife? (1920), The Affairs of Anatol (1921), Miss Lulu Bett (1921), Manslaughter (1922), The Road to Yesterday (1925) and The Volga Boatman (1926).

One benefit to this low-budget collection is its inclusion of a couple of Mary Pickford films not available yet in high-quality home video editions, and the addition of a film directed by DeMille’s brother, writer and director William C. de Mille.

2007 Passport Video DVD edition

The Cecil B. DeMille Classics Collection (1914-1926), black & white, 1622 minutes total, not rated,
including The Squaw Man (1914), black & white, 74 minutes, not rated, The Virginian (1914), black & white, 54 minutes, not rated, Carmen (1915), black & white, 57 minutes, not rated, The Cheat (1915), black & white, 59 minutes, not rated, Joan the Woman (1917), black & white, 137 minutes, not rated, The Little American (1917), black & white, 62 minutes, not rated, A Romance of the Redwoods (1917), black & white, 91 minutes, not rated, Old Wives for New (1918), black & white, 71 minutes, not rated, The Whispering Chorus (1918), black & white, 81 minutes, not rated, Don’t Change Your Husband (1919), black & white, 80 minutes, not rated, Male and Female (1919), black & white, 115 minutes, not rated, Why Change Your Wife? (1920), black & white, 91 minutes, not rated, The Affairs of Anatol (1921), black & white, 117 minutes, not rated, Miss Lulu Bett (1921), black & white, 71 minutes, not rated, Manslaughter (1922), black & white, 100 minutes, not rated, The Road to Yesterday (1925), black & white, 105 minutes, not rated, and The Volga Boatman (1926), black & white, 120 minutes, not rated.

Passport Video, DVD-5090, UPC 0-25493-50900-0.
Full-frame and windowboxed 4:3 NTSC, five single-sided, dual-layered DVD discs, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 1.0 mon0 sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, five-disc DVD keepcase, $19.98.
DVD release date: 12 June 2007.
Country of origin: USA

Nearly every film in this edition has been mastered from 16mm reduction prints, most of them of very-good quality.

The films are accompanied by canned music from a variety of audio sources.

For our reviews of the individual films, see our The Affairs of Anatol on home video, Carmen on home video, The Cheat on home video, Don’t Change Your Husband on home video, Joan the Woman on home video, The Little American on home video, Male and Female on home video, Manslaughter on home video, Miss Lulu Bett on home video, Old Wives for New on home video, The Road to Yesterday on home video, A Romance of the Redwoods on home video, The Squaw Man on home video, The Virginian on home video, The Volga Boatman on home video, The Whispering Chorus on home video, and Why Change Your Wife? on home video pages.

The supplemental material includes sound-era newsreel footage with Cecil B. DeMille (14 minutes), and interviews with A.C. Lyles, John Hart, Charlton Heston and Anne Bauchens about DeMille (7 minutes).

 
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Other silent era CECIL B. DeMILLE films available on home video.

Other silent era GLORIA SWANSON films available on home video.

Other silent era SESSUE HAYAKAWA films available on home video.

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