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Labor’s Reward
(1925)
 

Produced by the American Federation of Labor, this drama of a family hit by hard times extolls the virtues of union labor organization.

2012 Grapevine Video DVD edition

Labor’s Reward (1925), color-toned black & white, 65 minutes, not rated,
with Through the Valley of Heart’s Desire (19??), black & white, 12 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, unknown UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD-R disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 8 chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $14.95.
DVD release date: May 2012.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has been mastered from a color-toned 35mm print. This is the first appearance of the surviving footage (missing reel three) from the film on DVD home video.

The film is accompanied by a theatre organ music score by David Knudtson.

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
2007 National Film Preservation Foundation DVD edition

Treasures III: Social Issues in American Film (1900-1934), black & white and color, 739 minutes total, not rated,
including Labor’s Reward (1925) [exerpt], black & white and color-toned black & white, 13 minutes, not rated.

National Film Preservation Foundation, distributed by Image Entertainment, NATD3827DVD, UPC 0-14381-38272-3.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, four single-sided, dual-layered DVD discs, Region 0, 5 Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles (silent era films), no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, four standard DVD keepcases with book of program notes in cardboard slipcase, $89.99.
DVD release date: 16 October 2007.
Country of origin: USA

This collection of restored films from American film archives has been gathered by the National Film Preservation Foundation to benefit collectors and to guarantee the future of more films of note in need of preservation. More than 12 hours of short dramas and comedies, cartoons, documentary and educational films, are presented with an early part-Technicolor feature, a Cecil B. DeMille feature and a William Desmond Taylor feature.

The collection includes an excerpt from Labor’s Reward (1925).

 
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