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The Finances of
the Grand Duke

(1924)

 
coverKino International
2009 DVD edition

The Finances of the Grand Duke (1924), color-tinted black & white, 77 minutes, not rated.

Kino International, K625, UPC 7-38329-06252-1.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in windowboxed 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, 18 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $24.95.
Release date: 17 March 2009.
Country of origin: USA

Kino’s edition of The Finances of the Grand Duke has been mastered from the 1994 35mm restoration print by Cineteca Italiana, Milan, Cineteca del Comune di Bologna and Münchner Stadtmuseum Filmmuseum, and licensed by the F.W. Murnau Foundation.

The film is accompanied by a fine music score composed and performed on piano by Ekkehard Wölk.

The disc’s supplemental material includes an informative full-length audio commentary by film scholar David Kalat.

 
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coverEureka Entertainment
2009 DVD edition

Phantom (1922), color-toned and color-tinted black & white and black & white, 119 minutes, BBFC Classification PG,
with Die Finanzen des Großherzogs [The Finances of the Grand Duke] (1924), black & white, 78 minutes, BBFC Classification PG.

Eureka Entertainment,
unknown catalog number (MoC 85), unknown UPC number.
Two single-sided, dual-layered, Region 2 PAL DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (? x ? pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, German language intertitles, optional English language subtitles, chapter stops; double keep case, £24.99.
Release date: 19 October 2009.
Country of origin: England
coverThis PAL edition has been transfered and progressive-scan encoded from the recent restoration materials licensed by the F.W. Murnau Foundation.

The supplemental material includes a full-length audio commentary by film scholar David Kalat, and an essay by film scholar Janet Bergstrom.

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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Other F.W. MURNAU films available on home video.

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

F.W. Murnau filmography in The Progressive Silent Film List
 
 
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