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Hollywood: A Celebration of American Silent Film (1980) Laser disc transfer
Hollywood: A Celebration of American Silent Film (1980) Laser disc transfer


 
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This is a region-free DVD-R (set of five) without case or artwork. Note: Unlike other versions of this documentary, this set was transferred from laser disc, resulting in much clearer image and sound compared to the standard VHS transfers available. Because the series is tied up in rights issues that may never be resolved, this represents the best possible quality in which to enjoy it. Image is sharp and distortion-free, unlike VHS copies. Screens available on request.

This 13-episode series comes on five DVD's. Hollywood (also known as Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film) is a 1980 documentary series produced by Thames Television which explored the establishment and development of the Hollywood studios and its impact on 1920s culture. The series consists of thirteen one hour episodes, with each episode dealing with a specific aspect of Hollywood history. The actor James Mason, an enthusiast of the period, supplied the narration; a lilting score was contributed by Carl Davis. Episodes: (1) The Pioneers; (2) In the Beginning; (3) Single Beds and Double Standards; (4) Hollywood Goes To War; (5) Hazard of the Game; (6) Swanson and Valentino; (7) The Autocrats; (8) Comedy - A Serious Business; (9) Out West; (10) The Man With the Megaphone; (11) Trick of the Light; (12) Star Treatment; (13) End of an Era.

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5 of 5 Overall very pleased August 20, 2019
Reviewer: Barry Stovel from Victoria, BC Canada  
Was unimpressed with the packing: 2 DVDs each to a rather tight plastic sleeve -one could put fingerprints on the DVD while extracting it.  There is a label on each side of the plastic sleeve, i.e., "Hollywood Disc 1" etc. The DVDs themselves are totally bare.
Now for the positive: I'm very pleased with the LD transfer to DVDs.  I wasn't expecting remastered DVD quality, but the
MovieDetective DVDs are very good.  Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 Excellent purchase. June 8, 2019
Reviewer: Tom Watkins from Spokane, WA United States  
High quality, best value, could not get this anywhere else.  I have recommended you to friends

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5 of 5 As good as it gets April 18, 2019
Reviewer: Tim Casey from Roslindale, MA United States  
The laserdisc is (unfortunately) the best edition you'll ever see of this wonderful and culturally vital documentary. This transfer is MUCH better than the one I attempted. The film clips are VHS quality, but honestly - within fifteen minutes, it doesn't even bother you. And this is coming from a blu ray fanatic. Buy this set now.

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5 of 5 5 stars April 4, 2019
Reviewer: David Cohen from South Miami , FL United States  
5 stars

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5 of 5 Excellent Documentary January 18, 2019
Reviewer: Silent Cinema Fan from Orlando, FL United States  
I am very pleased with this purchase . The transfer quality is very good and I received my discs in only two days.  Thank you Movie Detective !   This is an excellent documentary that deserves to be seen more widely.  I have the companion book Hollywood: The Pioneers and other books by the director Kevin Brownlow (The Parade's Gone By)  and this documentary film is something I have always wanted to have it on DVD.

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