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The
Iron Horse

(1924)
 

Following the success of The Covered Wagon (1923), which infused new energy into the dime-novel world of the American Western, Fox Film Corporation produced John Ford’s sweeping epic of the transcontinental railroad.

2007 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment DVD edition

The Iron Horse (1924) [domestic version], black & white, 149 minutes, not rated (Canada rated G),
and The Iron Horse (1924) [international version], black & white, 133 minutes, not rated (Canada rated G).

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, no catalog number, UPC 0-24543-48268-0.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, two single-sided, dual-layered DVD discs, Region 1, 5 Mbps average video bit rate, 448 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, English language intertitles, optional French and Spanish language subtitles, closed-captions, 28 chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase [retail] and slimline DVD keepcase [boxset], $19.98.
DVD release date: 4 December 2007.
Country of origin: USA

This first US edition of John Ford’s epic silent western has been mastered from the best-surviving 35mm materials, and features both the 1924 USA domestic-release version and the shorter 1924 international-export version.

The discs are also available in the Ford at Fox Collection: John Ford’s Silent Epics boxset.

 
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2011 Eureka Entertainment DVD edition

The Iron Horse (1924) [domestic version], black & white, 149 minutes, not rated,
and The Iron Horse (1924) [international version], black & white, 133 minutes, not rated.

Eureka Entertainment, MoC number 112, unknown UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 PAL, two single-sided, dual-layered? DVD discs, Region 2, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard two-disc DVD keepcase, £19.99.
DVD release date: 26 September 2011.
Country of origin: England
This PAL-format edition follows the home video presentation prepared for the 2007 Fox edition noted above.

North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

 
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2002 BFI Video Publishing DVD edition

The Iron Horse (1924) [international version], color-toned black & white, 134 minutes, classification PG.

BFI Video Publishing, BFIVD521, unknown UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 PAL, one single-sided, dual-layered? DVD disc, Region 2, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, £19.99.
DVD release date: 2002.
Country of origin: England

This PAL-format edition was produced for Channel Four Silents presentation on British television by Photoplay Productions.

The presentation features a music score composed and conducted by John Lanchbery before the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

This Region 2 PAL DVD edition is now out-of-print.

North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

 
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Other silent era JOHN FORD films available on home video.

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

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