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The
Phantom Flyer

(1928)

 

This aviation drama features stunt pilot Al Wilson and Lillian Gilmore, with support from Buck Connors, Billy ‘Red’ Jones, Don Fuller, Myrtis Crinley, Mary Cornwallis and Larry Steers.

coverGrapevine Video
2011 DVD edition

The Phantom Flyer (1928), black & white, 52 minutes, not rated,
with Air Pockets (1924), black & white, 20 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, UPC 8-42614-10049-9.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD-R disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 8 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $14.95.
Release date: 21 June 2011.
Country of origin: USA

This DVD-R edition has been mastered from a very-good 16mm reduction print.

The film is likely accompanied by a compiled music score of preexisting recordings.

 
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coverAlpha Video
2017 DVD edition

The Phantom Flyer (1928), black & white, 60 minutes, not rated.

Alpha Video, ALP 7917D, UPC 0-89218-79179-5.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD-R disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $7.98.
Release date: 7 March 2017.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD-R edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

The film is likely accompanied by a compiled music score of preexisting recordings.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
Canada: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition from Amazon.ca. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
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