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Tarzan and the
Golden Lion

(1927)
 

Directed by prolific B-film director J.P. McGowan, this feature-film entry in the Tarzan oeuvre features James Pierce in the leading role as the jungle man, and Boris Karloff in a minor role.

2008 Grapevine Video DVD edition

Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1927), color-toned black & white, 57 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, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $12.95.
DVD release date: 2008.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD-R edition from Grapevine Video has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

The film is likely accompanied by a soundtrack of preexisting recordings.

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
2006 Alpha Video DVD edition

Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1927), black & white, 59 minutes, not rated.

Alpha Home Entertainment, ALP 5113D, UPC 0-89218-51139-3.
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 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $6.98.
DVD release date: 25 July 2006.
Country of origin: USA

This budget edition has been mastered from VHS videotape copy of a transfer made from a very-good 16mm reduction print. Telltale signs are in the darkish smears to the right of bright highlights in the picture; apparently Alpha Home Entertainment felt it necessary to place a black bar at the bottom of the picture to mask the characteristic tracking misalignments that typically show up at the bottom of a VHS picture. The print is OK, but the video transfer by way of half-inch analog videotape is not.

The intertitles have been replaced with video-based intertitles. If resetting the type is necessary to translate foreign language intertitles, we don’t think that it is necessary to try to emulate old film in new video intertitles.

We suspect that the edition from Grapevine Video, noted above, will look better than this one.

 
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Other TARZAN FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

Other silent era BORIS KARLOFF films available on home video.

 
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