"The Front Page" (1931)

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  1. David Grove

    David Grove Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm interested in "The Front Page" (1931). I'd like to view it and "His Girl Friday" back to back, some evening.

    So far as I can tell, there are two (PD only) releases of this title on DVD: Madacy and reelclassicdvd.com.

    Comments at amazon.com suggest that, as may be expected, the Madacy release is atrocious.

    Is anyone familiar with the quality of the reelclassicdvd.com release?

    Thank you.

    DG
     
  2. Eric Peterson

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    I recorded this off of TCM earlier this year, and their print is pretty atrocious also, so I wouldn't put much faith in the Reeclassics version being any better. I felt that many of the jokes went over my head because the sound was so bad, and I had to struggle to hear the dialogue.

    I realize that this is a PD title, but whoever owns this should put out a decent release. There certainly must be better elements in a vault somewhere, and this is most certainly a historically important film.
     
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    Chances are, the Reel Classic DVD version is better.
     

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