The Cecil B. DeMille Classics Collection (1914-1926), black & white, 1622 minutes total, not rated,
including The Volga Boatman (1926), black & white, 120 minutes, not rated.
Passport Video, DVD-5090, UPC 0-25493-50900-0.
Five single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD discs, 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 1.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 14 chapter stops; five-disc DVD keepcase, $19.98.
Release date: 12 June 2007.
Country of origin: USA
This budget DVD edition has been mastered from a very-good 35mm print.
The film is accompanied by canned music from a variety of audio sources.
The film was previously available in video producer David Shepard’s multidisc Cecil B. DeMille laserdisc boxset, and that remains the best edition of the film on home video. This is, surprisingly, the only DVD edition of The Volga Boatman known to us.
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