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October
(1928)
 
1998 Image Entertainment DVD edition

October (1928), black & white, 103 minutes, not rated.

Corinth Films, distributed by Image Entertainment,
ID4576CODVD, UPC 0-14381-45762-9.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 1.0 mono sound, Russian language intertitles?, English language subtitles?, chapter stops, snapper DVD case, $24.99.
DVD release date: 29 December 1998.
Country of origin: USA
This early DVD edition, from Corinth Films (U.S. distributor of the film), has been transferred from a 35mm Russian preservation print.

The film is accompanied by the modern Russian music score attached to commonly-available prints of the film.

 
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2000 Eureka Entertainment DVD edition

October (1928), black & white, 104 minutes, Classification PG.

Eureka Entertainment, unknown catalog number, 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 mono sound, Russian language intertitles, English language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, £19.99.
DVD release date: 8 May 2000.
Country of origin: United Kingdom
This high-quality PAL edition has been mastered from a 35mm Russian language 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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2006 Films-sans-frontières DVD edition

October (1928), black & white, ? minutes, not rated,
with Glumov’s Diary (1923), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Strike (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Battleship Potemkin (1925), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Old and New [The General Line] (1929), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Sentimental Romance (1930), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Que Viva Mexico! (1932), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Bezhin Meadow (1937), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Alexander Nevsky (1938), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and Ivan the Terrible (1944), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Films-sans-frontières, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 PAL, four single-sided?, dual-layered? DVD discs, Region 2, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo? sound, Russian language intertitles, French and English language subtitles, chapter stops, four standard DVD keepcases in cardboard slipcase, €90,00.
DVD release date: 2006.
Country of origin: France
We have not viewed this edition, but have received reports that the visual quality ranges from very-good to excellent. This edition features a music score by Meisel.

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

 
This Region 2 PAL DVD edition is available directly from FILMS-SANS-FRONTIÈRES.
2003 Grapevine Video DVD edition

October (1928), black & white, 103 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, PCM 2.0 mono sound, Russian language intertitles, English language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $9.95 (raised to $12.95).
DVD release date: 2003.
Country of origin: USA
This budget edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

The film is likely accompanied by a soundtrack compiled from preexisting recordings.

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
Other silent era SERGEI EISENSTEIN films available on home video.

Other RUSSIAN and SOVIET FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

 
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