(aka "Roaring Timbers" )

 

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USA 1936


In 1884 lumberman Barney Glasgow leaves his true love, saloon singer Lotta Morgan, to marry Emma Louise, his boss's daughter. His buddy Swan Bostrom marries Lotta instead. Barney becomes a lumber magnate by stripping the Wisconsin forests, without re-planting. After 23 years, Barney finally visits Swan. Lotta has died, but Barney is smitten by their daughter Lotta Bostrom, who looks almost like her mother. His lavish attentions to Lotta create gossip and a rivalry between Barney and his son Richard.

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Theatrical Release: November 6th, 1936

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DVD Comparison:

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Distribution

HBO

Region 1  - NTSC

MGM
Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:39:21 1:39:27
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.62 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.14 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

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HBO

 

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MGM

Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), DUBs German (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Dolby) 

Subtitles English, Spanish, French and none English, and none
Features Release Information:
Studio: HBO

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio
1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Theatrical trailer

• Cast bios (text screens)

DVD Release Date: February 9th, 1999
Snapper Case

Chapters 22

Release Information:
Studio: MGM

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Edition Details:

• Theatrical trailer

DVD Release Date: March 8th, 2005
Keep Case
Chapters: 16

Comments:

I am getting a little tired of this. Just softening an image is by no means appropriately cleaning it. The new MGM release is minutely cleaner but extensively softer than the old HBO edition. Actually I was always impressed with the quality of these old HBO editions, and although this has a few more visible scratches, it has far more film grain. Contrast/black levels might go marginally in MGM's favor, but we recommend the old HBO edition which will go out-of-print if it hasn't already. The MGM is cropped a little on both edges, has awful yellow subtitles but is very reasonably priced. The choice is yours!

 - Gary W. Tooze





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Image:

HBO

Sound:

HBO (for dubs)

Extras: HBO
Menu: MGM
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Distribution

HBO

Region 1  - NTSC

MGM
Region 2 - PAL

 

 




 


 

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