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Pollyanna
(1920)
 
2008 St. Clair Vision DVD edition

Mary Pickford Collection (1917-1925), black & white, ? minutes total, not rated,
including Pollyanna (1920), black & white, 58 minutes, not rated.

St. Clair Vision, COLVD81709, UPC 7-77966-81709-5.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, dual-layered DVD disc, Region 0, 2.5 Mbps average video bit rate, 448 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 8 chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, unknown suggested retail price.
DVD release date: 15 April 2008.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 6 / audio: 5 / additional content: 5 / overall: 5.

This low-budget release of four Pickford films contains an edition of Pollyanna, mastered from an older natural-speed video transfer (which is slightly skewed counter-clockwise) that appears to have utlized a 35mm duplicate print, which is soft on image detail, a little flat in its grayscale range, and pinched closed in shadow details.

The film is presented with a custom music score performed with synthesized sounds of a circus calliope. Annoying, and hardly appropriate to the film’s content.

This edition of Pollyanna is the best-looking film in a rough-looking collection, but . . . remember, you get what you pay for.

 
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2010 Nostalgia Family Video DVD edition

Pollyanna (1920), black & white, 60 minutes, not rated.

Nostalgia Family Video, 1059D, 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 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $19.99.
DVD release date: 2010.
Country of origin: USA
This edition was likely mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

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

 
NOSTALGIA FAMILY VIDEO has discontinued business and this edition is no longer available.
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