The Ford at Fox Collection: John Ford’s Silent Epics (1920-1928), black & white, 607 minutes total, not rated,
including Just Pals (1920), black & white, 50 minutes, not rated.
Fox Home Video, no catalog number, UPC 0-24543-48324-3.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 1NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, 7 Mbps average video bit rate, 448 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 5.0 surround sound and Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, optional French and Spanish language subtitles, closed-captions, 21 chapter stops; four slimline DVD keepcases in cardboard slipcase, $49.98.
Release date: 4 December 2007.
Country of origin: USA
This first DVD edition of John Ford’s charming rural drama has been mastered from the best-surviving 35mm materials, which are a little blurred but feature a broad range of greytones and very-good image detail. The results look good on a high-definition monitor.
The film is accompanied by a new small-ensemble music score composed by Jonathan Kaplan and Alexander Kaplan.