DOMESTIC CINE FILM/VIDEO TAPE/LASERDISC/DVD DATABASE

by Nick Cooper © 2008

Timings for "DURATION" are stated/actual recording; figures in square brackets denotes actual film duration for PAL/SECAM recordings only, due to slight speed-up during transfer (not applicable to NTSC).


Avenue One

YEAR: Unknown
PUBLISHER: Avenue One
COUNTRY: Australia
DURATION: "97 Mins"/92m 42s (see notes)
FORMAT/S: PAL DVD (see notes)
NOTES: Single disc in Amaray-style case. NTSC-to-PAL conversion of Image Entertainment release (qv), reusing elements from the cover of the same. No acknowledgement of rights holder, so possible unauthorised release.

[Original in the author's collection]


Canal+ Video

YEAR: 1981
PUBLISHER: Canal+ Video
COUNTRY: France
DURATION: "89 MN"/89m 00s [92m 42s]
FORMAT/S: SECAM VHS
NOTES: In clam-shell case. Original English-language soundtrack, with French subtitles.

[Original in the author's collection]


Carlton Home Entertainment

YEAR: 1998
PUBLISHER: Carlton Home Entertainment
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
DURATION: "89 Mins Approx"/89m 00s [92m 42s]
FORMAT/S: PAL VHS
NOTES: In clam-shell case. "Clean" artwork for the cover appears in the Image Gallery on the 2007 Network DVD release (qv).

[Original in the author's collection]


Central Video

YEAR: 1987
PUBLISHER: Central Video
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
DURATION: "approx 108 minutes"/89m 00s [92m 42s]
FORMAT/S: PAL VHS
NOTES: In clam-shell case. Includes generic trailer for the "Korda Classics" range it was part of.

[Original in the author's collection]


DD Home Entertainment

YEAR: 2006
PUBLISHER: DD Home Entertainment
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
DURATION: "1 hour 29 mins approx"/89m 00s [92m 42s]
FORMAT/S: PAL DVD
NOTES: Single disc in Amaray-style case. Includes 24-page booklet by Marcus Hearn.

[Original in the author's collection]


Force Video

YEAR: 1996
PUBLISHER: Force Video
COUNTRY: Australia
DURATION: "113 minutes"/89m 00s [92m 42s]
FORMAT/S: PAL VHS
NOTES: In clam-shell case. No acknowledgement of rights holder, so possible unauthorised release.

[Original in the author's collection]


Image Entertainment

YEAR: 2000
PUBLISHER: Image Entertainment
COUNTRY: United States
DURATION: "97 Mins"/92m 42s
FORMAT/S: NTSC DVD
NOTES: Single disc in early "snapper" case. Good quality transfer of clean "standard" print, supplied by the UK rights holder. Includes original trailer, either from first release or early reissue (possibly by Exclusive Films in the United States 1947).

[Original in the author's collection]


Legend Films

YEAR: 2006
PUBLISHER: Legend Films
COUNTRY: United States
DURATION: "100 MINUTES"/~92m 42s (see notes)
FORMAT/S: NTSC DVD
NOTES: Single disc in Amaray-style case. Includes both original b/w and "colorized" versions of a cut "standard" print of film. Despite claims of restoration, picture quality is poor - certainly inferior to the previous Image Entertainment release.

[Original in the author's collection]


Magna Pacific

YEAR: 1991
PUBLISHER: Magna Pacific
COUNTRY: Australia
DURATION: "100 MINUTES"/89m 00s [92m 42s]
FORMAT/S: PAL VHS
NOTES: In clam-shell case.

[Original in the author's collection]

YEAR: 2003
PUBLISHER: Magna Pacific
COUNTRY: Australia
DURATION: "100 minutes"/89m 00s [92m 42s]
FORMAT/S: PAL DVD (see notes)
NOTES: Single disc in Amaray-style case. Reissue of earlier VHS, with new cover deisgn.

[Original in the author's collection]


Network DVD

YEAR: 2007
PUBLISHER: Network DVD
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
DURATION: "96 minutes approx"/92m 38s [96m 30s]
FORMAT/S: PAL DVD
NOTES: Two discs in double Amaray case, with 24-page booklet by Nick Cooper. Disc 1 contains restored American version of the film, with commentary track by Nick Cooper; Disc 2 contains "Virtual Extended Version," and other extras.

Image lower right is draft version of cover, used in early marketing.

[Original in the author's collection]


Spectrum

YEAR: 1981
PUBLISHER: Spectrum (Polygram)
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
DURATION: "102 minutes"/89m 00s [92m 42s]
FORMAT/S: PAL VHS & ßetamax
NOTES: Earliest known British release, in large hard plastic audio cassette style case. Running time quoted on case would equate to an actual film duration in the range of 105m 44s to 106m 45s, if it were it true!

[Original in the author's collection]


Video-Archiv Film

YEAR: Unknown
PUBLISHER: Video-Archiv Film
COUNTRY: Germany
DURATION: ---/89m 00s [92m 42s]
FORMAT/S: PAL VHS
NOTES: In clam-shell case. Probable unauthorised release.

[Original in the author's collection]


YEAR: 1996
PUBLISHER: Virgin SCreen Classsics
COUNTRY: Australia
DURATION: "93 Mins Approx"/89m 00s [92m 42s]
FORMAT/S: PAL VHS
NOTES: In clam-shell case. No acknowledgement of rights holder, so possible unauthorised release.

[Original in the author's collection]


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