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Wedding Bells
(1924)

 

Monty Banks wants to get married, but a building tenant has saddled him with a dog that his fiancée insists must go before she will walk down the aisle.

Grapevine Video
2002 DVD edition

The Films of Monte Banks (1923-1924), black & white, 92 minutes total, not rated,
including Wedding Bells (1924), black & white, 18 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, 224 kbps audio bit rate, PCM 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $19.95.
Release date: 2002.
Country of origin: USA
This edition of the Monty Banks comedy is likely to be identical to the presentation reviewed below.

All of the films have been transferred from 35mm nitrate prints.

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
Grapevine Video
2003 DVD edition

Are Parents People? (1925), black & white, 65 minutes, not rated,
with Wedding Bells (1924), black & white, 18 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, 5.5 Mbps average video bit rate, 224 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, no chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $16.95.
Release date: 2003.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 7 / audio: 7 / additional content: 5 / overall: 6.

This edition of the Monty Banks comedy has been transferred from what appears to be a very-good 35mm nitrate print that is riddled with splices. The video transfer is a bit dark, with closed-up shadow details, but is of higher quality than most of the Grapevine Video product due mostly to the source material.

The film is accompanied by a collection of 1930s jazz recordings.

 
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This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is also available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
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