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The Phoney
Express

(1926)

 

Charles Puffy stars in this Universal Pictures Corporation one-reeler western comedy with costar Elsie Tarron.

coverSunrise Silents
2008 DVD edition

Ella Cinders (1926), color-tinted black & white, 50 minutes, not rated,
with The Phoney Express (1926), color-tinted black & white, 10 minutes, not rated.

Sunrise Silents, ECCM-N (NTSC) and ECCM-P (PAL), no UPC number.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC or PAL DVD-R disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in windowboxed 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, 6 Mbps average video bit rate, 192 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 6 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $21.95.
Release date: 2008.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 7 / audio: 7 / additional content: 7 / overall: 7.

This Sunrise Silents edition has been mastered from a very-good 16mm reduction print, with a picture image that is quite detailed and with a reasonable range of greytones. A moderate amount of dust, with some light emulsion damage and speckling are present in the source print. Color-tints have been digitally added to this windowboxed natural-speed video transfer.

The film is accompanied by a serviceable music score of compositions performed on MIDI digital piano compiled by Rich Oliver.

 
SUNRISE SILENTS has discontinued business and this edition is OUT-OF-PRINT.
Other SHORT COMEDY FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
 
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