The King of Kings(1927) [roadshow version], black & white and color, 155 minutes, not rated,
and The King of Kings(1931) [rerelease version], black & white and color, 112 minutes, not rated.
The Criterion Collection, KIN190, UPC 0-37429-18732-6.
Two 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 5.1 stereo and 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 27 chapter stops; two-disc DVD keepcase, $39.95.
Release date: 7 December 2004.
Country of origin: USA
Our first look at this 2004 DVD reveals a definite improvement over the Voyager laserdisc of the 1990s (which was prepared from a Paul Killiam print), this new edition of The King of Kings contains two complete versions of the film: the 155-minute 1927 roadshow version and the 112-minute 1931 rerelease version.
Accompanying both versions of the films are new music scores by Donald Sosin (1927 version) and Timothy J. Tikker (1931 version), plus the original mono Hugo Riesenfeld score for the 1931 rerelease.
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