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The Turpinator
Ben Turpin
Comedy Classics

(1915-1928)

 

Contents: A Night Out (1915), A Clever Dummy (1917) and Idle Eyes (1928).

coverAlpha Video
2011 DVD edition

The Turpinator: Ben Turpin Comedy Classics (1915-1928), black & white, 62 minutes total, not rated,
including A Night Out (1915), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, A Clever Dummy (1917), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and Idle Eyes (1928), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Alpha Home Entertainment, ALP 6632D, UPC 0-89218-66329-0.
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, 3 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $7.95.
Release date: 30 August 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.

A Night Out (1915) has been mastered from a good 16mm reduction print, but the film can be found in better-looking home video editions.

A Clever Dummy (1917) has been mastered from a good 8mm reduction print. The image is a bit contrasty and tightly cropped.

Idle Eyes (1928) has been transferred from a good 16mm reduction print.

The films are accompanied by soundtracks compiled from preexisting recordings.

We don’t recommend this below-average disc since all of the films are available elsewhere in better-looking editions on home video.

 
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Other silent era BEN TURPIN films available on home video.

Other KEYSTONE comedy films available on home video.

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