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The Shamrock
and the Rose

(1927)
 

This comedy-drama, directed by Jack Nelson, features Mack Swain, Olive Hasbrouck, Edmund Burns, Maurice Costello, William Strauss, Dot Farley and Rosa Rosanova.

2012 Grapevine Video DVD edition

The Shamrock and the Rose (1927), black & white, 58 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, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $14.95.
DVD release date: March 2012.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

The film is presented with a theatre organ score performed by David Knudtson.

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
2013 Alpha Video DVD edition

The Shamrock and the Rose (1927), color-toned black & white, 58 minutes, not rated.

Alpha Home Entertainment, ALP 6911D, UPC 0-89218-69119-4.
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 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 6 chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $7.98.
DVD release date: 25 January 2013.
Country of origin: USA

This edition has been mastered from a 16mm reduction print and is presented in a slightly blue color-toned video transfer. The image highlights are blasted-out to white and shadows are closed-up black.

The film is presented with a music score compiled from preexisting recordings.

 
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2013 Looser Than Loose DVD edition

The Shamrock and the Rose (1927), black & white, 57 minutes, not rated.

Looser Than Loose Publiching, 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 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $21.99.
DVD release date: 2013.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

The film is presented with a music score comprised of preexisting 78rpm recordings.

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from LOOSER THAN LOOSE.
 
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