Reviews of silent film releases on home video.
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Hollywood the Unusual (1927) is a fascinating look at the unusual architecture of late 1920s Hollywood. If you thought that Los Angeles had only recently lost touch with reality, take a look at these views of southern California buildings from the late 1920s. The film includes a view of the recently-opened Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre. Carl Bennett
|2002 Flicker Alley DVD edition
The Garden of Eden (1928), black & white, 78 minutes, not rated,
with Hollywood the Unusual (1927), color-toned black & white, 10 minutes, not rated.
Flicker Alley, FA0001, UPC 8-03120-00222-6.
Ratings (1-10): video: 7 / audio: 7 / additional content: 8 / overall: 7.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD disc, Region 0, 5 Mbps average video bit rate, 192 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 2 chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $22.95 (reduced to $19.95).
DVD release date: 6 November 2002.
Country of origin: USA