Reviews of silent film releases on home video.
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This British railroad drama features the largest staged railroad crash in British film history, filmed with no less than 22 motion picture cameras.
|2009 Strike Force Entertainment DVD edition
The Wrecker (1928), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification U.
Strike Force Entertainment, 9971017, unknown UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 PAL, 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, £19.99.
DVD release date: 16 November 2009.
Country of origin: England
|This edition has been mastered from an abridged 9.5mm reduction print.
The film is accompanied by a music score performed on piano by Neil Brand.
The disc is supplemented with 74 minutes of railroad-related material and featurettes about the making of The Wrecker.
See the BBC’s webstory on The Wrecker.
North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.
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