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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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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Great Transfer Of An Amazing Series May 13, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Whitehorse, YT Canada  
I didn't see this programme when it first aired, I only discovered it thanks to a comment on a movie podcast. Thames did a great job producing this documentary. It should be required viewing for anyone interested in making films. The silent era is ignored far too often. This programme not only showcases some of the great work from Hollywood back then but gives a voice to those involved. If you have any interest in silents then this a must-watch.

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5 of 5 Excellent January 29, 2020
Reviewer: michael aulenbach from allentown, PA United States  
one of the best documentary ever produced on the silent film era.the laserdisc transfer to dvd is excellent.i still have the complete vhs tape set but of course i have not had a vhs tape player in over 15 years. thanks!

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5 of 5 Hollywood: A Celebration of American Silent Film January 28, 2020
Reviewer: Ron from Los Angeles, CA United States  
For at least 15 years I've kept searching for a re-issue of this superb documentary on DVD.

By chance I learned about the availability through MovieDetectives and took a chance.
Let me assure you the transfer is excellent.  I own a  65 inch top-of the-line Samsung 4K and an Oppo 4K disc player and I was not disappointed at the image and sound.

I highly recommend a purchase; the series remains as fascinating as when I first saw it more than 25 years ago late at night on a  Los Angeles local station.

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5 of 5 Kevin Browlow's "Hollywood" January 16, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Topanga, CA United States  
This is the highest quality version of this magnificent documentary that I have found,

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5 of 5 5 stars December 12, 2019
Reviewer: Barry Hufstedler from Rockford, IL United States  
5 stars

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