Reviews of silent film releases on home video.
Copyright © 1999-2013 by Carl Bennett
and the Silent Era Company.
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|The Toll of the Sea
This early Technicolor feature film was intended as a showcase for the relatively new color process, and featured a very young Anna May Wong.
|2000/2005 National Film Preservation Foundation DVD edition
Treasures from American Film Archives (1893-1960), black & white and color, 642 minutes total, not rated,
including The Toll of the Sea (1922), color, 54 minutes, not rated.
National Film Preservation Foundation, distributed by Image Entertainment, NATD9706DVD (rereleased as NATD0918DVD), UPC 0-14381-97062-3 (rereleased as 0-14381-09182-3).
Ratings (1-10): video: 9 / audio: 8 / additional content: 3 / overall: 8.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, four single-sided, dual-layered DVD discs, Region 0, 6 Mbps average video bit rate, 192 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo and mono sound, English language intertitles (silent era films), no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, four cardboard wrapped plastic trays with 150-page book of program notes (rereleased with four smaller bookets) in cardboard slipcase, $99.99 (rereleased at $69.95).
DVD release date: 3 October 2000 (rereleased 10 May 2005).
Country of origin: USA