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Grandma’s Boy
(1922)

 
coverNew Line Home Entertainment
2005 DVD edition

The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection, Volume 2 (1919-1930), black & white, 466 minutes total, not rated,
including Grandma’s Boy (1922), black & white, 56 minutes, not rated.

New Line Home Entertainment, N8447,
UPC 7-94043-84472-0, ISBN 0-7806-5290-8.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, dual-layered DVD disc and one dual-sided, dual-layered (side A)/single-layered (side B) DVD disc, Region 1, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, English and Spanish language subtitles, closed captions, 8 chapter stops, two-disc standard DVD keepcase, $29.95.
Release date: 15 November 2005.
Country of origin: USA

This two-disc collection is mastered from 35mm restoration prints overseen by The Harold Lloyd Trust, which should represent the best-surviving prints of these seven Harold Lloyd shorts and feature films.

We fully expect that this collection will be the best-available editions of these wonderful films, and recommend it sight unseen.

 
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coverKino on Video
2004 DVD edition

The Harold Lloyd Collection (1918-1922), black & white, 207 minutes total, not rated,
including Grandma’s Boy (1922), black & white, 61 minutes, not rated.

Kino International, K367, UPC 0-38329-03672-0.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, dual-layered DVD disc, Region 0, ? 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, $39.95 (reduced to $29.95).
Release date: 3 August 2004.
Country of origin: USA

This edition of Harold Lloyd films was produced for home video by Lobster Films, Paris.

The films are accompanied by music scores by Neil Brand.

 
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coverPassport Video
2007 DVD edition

Smiles and Spectacles: A Harold Lloyd Treasury (1917-1947), black & white, 600 minutes total, not rated,
including Grandma’s Boy (1922), black & white, 61 minutes, not rated.

Passport Video, DVD-5160, UPC 0-25493-51609-8.
Full-frame and windowboxed 4:3 NTSC, five single-sided, single-layered DVD discs, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 6 chapter stops, five-disc DVD keepcase, $19.98.
Release date: 13 February 2007.
Country of origin: USA

This budget edition has been mastered from 16mm print materials.

 
 
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coverUnknown Video
2004 DVD edition

Grandma’s Boy (1922), black & white, 61 minutes, not rated.

Unknown Video, no catalog number, unknown UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, 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, $18.95 (raised to $19.95).
Release date: 22 November 2004.
Country of origin: USA
This public-domain edition of Grandma’s Boy has been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

The film is presented with an electric organ musical accompaniment performed by Bob Vaughn.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
coverReel Classic
200? DVD edition

Grandma’s Boy (1922), black & white, ? minutes, not rated,
with I Do (1921), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Reel Classic DVD, no catalog number, no UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD-R disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, PCM 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $20.00.
Release date: 200?
Country of origin: USA
This DVD-R edition has been transferred from a 16mm reduction print.

Both films are accompanied by a music score composed and performed by Ben Model.

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from REEL CLASSIC DVD.
coverUnknown company
2004 DVD edition

Grandma’s Boy (1922), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Unknown home video company, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered? DVD disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono? sound, English intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, unknown list price.
Release date: 2004.
Country of origin: USA?
This unknown edition of Harold Lloyd’s first feature comedy showed up for sale on eBay. The legitimacy of this edition is unknown, and its quality is suspect. But it is currently the only known NTSC DVD edition of the film, and that will create some demand among collectors.
Other silent era HAROLD LLOYD films available on home video.
 
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