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The Temptress
(1926)

 

This romantic drama, directed by Fred Niblo (with uncredited direction by Mauritz Stiller), stars Greta Garbo and Antonio Moreno, with support from Roy D’Arcy, Marc MacDermott, Lionel Barrymore and Virginia Brown Faire.

Warner Archive Collection
2009 DVD edition

The Temptress (1926), black & white and color-toned black & white, 106 minutes, not rated.

Warner Home Video, no catalog number, unknown UPC number.
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 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $19.95.
Release date: 24 March 2009.
Country of origin: USA
This edition in the Warner Archive Collection is likely to be identical in quality to the Warner edition noted below.

The film is accompanied by a modern music score.

 
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Warner Home Video
2005 DVD edition

The Garbo Silents Collection (1926-1928), black & white, 307 minutes total, not rated,
including The Temptress (1926), black & white and color-toned black & white, 106 minutes, not rated.

Warner Home Video, 67472, UPC 0-12569-67472-1.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 1 NTSC DVD disc, and one dual-sided, dual-layered, Region 1 NTSC DVD 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 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 24 chapter stops; two-disc standard DVD keepcase, $39.95.
Release date: 6 September 2005.
Country of origin: USA

Our first look at this edition of The Temptress reveals a full-frame, natural-speed video transfer from a very-good to excellent 35mm print.

This edition also features two other Garbo MGM silents, alternate endings to Flesh and the Devil and The Temptress, audio commentary on Flesh and the Devil by Barry Paris, on The Temptress by Mark A. Vieira, and on The Mysterious Lady by Tony Maietta and Jeffrey Vance, with documentaries.

 
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Other silent era GRETA GARBO films available on home video.
 
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