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Slapstick Marathon
(1915-1926)

 

Contents: Gussle’s Wayward Path (1915), A Versatile Villain (1915), Chop Suey Louie (1923), Too Much Dutch (1923), Family Life (1924), A Truthful Liar (1924), Wild and Wooly (1924), Remember When? (1925) and Move Along (1926).

coverAlpha Video
2014 DVD edition

Slapstick Marathon (1915-1926), black & white, 146 minutes total, not rated,
including Gussle’s Wayward Path (1915), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, A Versatile Villain (1915), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Chop Suey Louie (1923), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Too Much Dutch (1923), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Family Life (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, A Truthful Liar (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Wild and Wooly (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Remember When? (1925), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and Move Along (1926), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Alpha Home Entertainment, ALP 7324D, UPC 0-89218-73249-1.
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, 9 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $7.95.
Release date: 25 February 2014.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 3 / audio: 3 / additional content: 0 / overall: 3.

This DVD-R collection has been mastered from a range of reduction prints.

Gussle’s Wayward Path (1915) has been mastered from a fair 8mm reduction print.

A Versatile Villain (1915) has been mastered from a good 8mm reduction print.

Chop Suey Louie (1923) has been mastered from a VHS videotape copy of an analog video transfer of a good 16mm reduction print.

Too Much Dutch (1923) has been mastered from a good 8mm reduction print.

Family Life (1924) has been mastered from a VHS videotape copy of a very-good 16mm reduction print.

A Truthful Liar (1924) has been mastered from a good 8mm reduction print.

Wild and Wooly (1924) has been mastered from a good 8mm reduction print.

Remember When? (1925) has been mastered from a good 8mm reduction print.

Move Along (1926) has been mastered from a VHS videotape copy of a good 16mm reduction print.

The films are accompanied by soundtracks compiled from preexisting recordings.

We wouldn’t recommend this below-average disc but a few of the films are available nowhere else on home video.

 
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Other SHORT COMEDY FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

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