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The Informer
(1929)

 

This film adaptation of Liam O’Flaherty’s play was directed by Artur Robison, and stars Lars Hanson and Lya de Putti, with Warwick Ward, Carl Harbord, Dennis Wyndham and Janice Adair.

coverBritish Film Institute
2017 Blu-ray Disc / DVD edition

The Informer (1929) [silent version], black & white, 101? minutes, BBFC Certificate U,
with The Informer (1929) [sound version], black & white, 101? minutes, BBFC Certificate U.

BFI Home Video, BFIB1242, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region B Blu-ray Disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in pillarboxed 16:9 (? x ? pixels) progressive? scan AVCHD MPEG-4 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, PCM 2.0 stereo and 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, optional English language subtitles, chapter stops; and one single-sided, dual-layered, Region 2 PAL DVD disc, 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, PCM 2.0 stereo and 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, optional English language subtitles, chapter stops; two-disc standard BD keepcase, £19.98.
Release date: 24 April 2017.
Country of origin: England
This British dual-disc edition of The Informer has been mastered from a new high-definition video transfer of the British Film Institute restored version.

The film is presented with a music score composed by Garth Knox.

North American collectors will need a region-free Blu-ray Disc player capable of outputting a signal compatible with their HD system to view this edition.

 
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coverGrapevine Video
2007 DVD edition

The Informer (1929), black & white, 83 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD-R disc, 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, PCM 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $16.95 (reduced to $14.95).
Release date: 2007.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

The film is likely accompanied by a soundtrack compiled from preexisting recordings.

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
Other BRITISH FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
 
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