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Alpha Video's release of William Christy Cabanne's Jane Eyre (1934) is one of the more interesting public domain titles to show up on DVD from a major distributor. The movie has been out of copyright for decades, yet it was virtually unknown on public domain videotape, and never appeared at all on laserdisc. Its presentation here is surprisingly good -- there are some vertical scratches and a missing frame or two, and the contrast and detail aren't all they might be under optimum conditions, but this is generally a very watchable and enjoyable presentation of the movie, especially for the low price. The film-to-video transfer makes the most of the source and until the final reel, even the dark scenes show more than enough detail to discern the action, and the sound is steady throughout. The six chapters standard to all 2003 Alpha releases are present, and the disc is overall nicely made, as a bargain release from a company that is full of little surprises like this.