An opportunity to buy a brand-new
PAL (Region 2) DVD-R of one of the very early sound Hollywood movies
released in 1930:
The Bishop Murder Case, 1930, starring
Basil Rathbone as ‘Philo Vance’, Leila Hyams and Roland Young
Time: approximately 87 minutes
source material is good, given the age of the print, providing good sound
and good picture quality.
brand-new DVD disc will be created
from this source material (without any
artwork), and will be supplied in a clear plastic wallet, NOT in a DVD case.
that the pictures attached are for illustrative purposes only, and are
therefore NOT included or offered with this listing.
NOTE for American, Canadian and other non-Region 2 buyers:
will need a multi-region DVD player
to play this disc, or you can view it using one of your computer DVD play-back programmes.
Screen Direction by Nick Grinde
Stage Direction by David Burton
Based on the novel ‘The Bishop Murder Case’
by S. S. Van Dine (New York, 1917)
In New York City,
soon after a typed note reading 'Who killed Cock Robin?' and signed
by 'The Bishop' is found in the mailbox of prominent scientist
Professor Bertrand Dillard, the body of his young assistant Robin, nicknamed
'Cock Robin' by his friends, is discovered on the archery range on
the grounds of Dillard's home. Detective Philo Vance (Basil Rathbone) is asked
by the district attorney to consult on the case.…
Please read all the details of this
listing so you know exactly what you are buying.
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE?
film will come on a DVD-R disc
in a plastic DVD sleeve with no
title of the film will be written on this sleeve for your convenience.
2 - PAL
This DVD does not contain any
THIS FILM IS NOW IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN:
Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation
U. S. copyright registration date: 5 May 1930
U.S. copyright number: LP1274
claimant: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
In 1958, the copyright claimant, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp., failed
to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication - that
is in the 28th year after the film’s first release.
Therefore, when a copyright expires or is not properly renewed, that work then
falls into the public domain and can be freely reproduced, distributed, and
this film entered the public domain on the 1st January 1959.
(Sigurd ['Eric'] Arnesson)
Alec B. Francis (Professor
George F. Marion
Zelda Sears (Mrs.
Otto [Miss] Drukker)