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Turpin Time
Ben Turpin
Comedy Classics

(1917-1927)

 

Contents: Why Ben Bolted (1917), Yukon Jake (1924), A Harem Knight (1926) and Broke in China (1927).

coverAlpha Video
2011 DVD edition

Turpin Time: Ben Turpin Comedy Classics (1917-1927), black & white, 89 minutes total, not rated,
including Why Ben Bolted (1917), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Yukon Jake (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, A Harem Knight (1926), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and Broke in China (1927), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Alpha Home Entertainment, ALP 6549D, UPC 0-89218-65499-1.
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, 4 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $7.95.
Release date: 26 April 2011.
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.

Why Ben Bolted (1917) has been mastered from a fair 8mm reduction print.

Yukon Jake (1924) has been mastered from a fair 16mm reduction print. The image is greyed-out and tightly cropped. The film can be found in better-looking home video editions.

A Harem Knight (1926) has been mastered from a fair 16mm reduction print. The resulting picture is flat and greyed-out.

Broke in China (1927) has been transferred from 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 couple 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.

Other silent era BEN TURPIN films available on home video.

 
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