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The birth of a nation : D.W. Griffith's American epic

Author: D W GriffithFrank E WoodsG W BitzerHenry B WalthallLillian GishAll authors
Publisher: New York : Kino Classics, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Blu-ray disc : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : English : Deluxe 3-disc edView all editions and formats
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Nearly 100 years after its initial release, this film remains one of the most controversial films ever made and a landmark achievement in film history that continues to fascinate and enrage audiences. It is the epic story of two families, one northern and one southern, during and after the Civil War. D.W. Griffith's masterful direction combines brilliant battle scenes and tender romance with a vicious portrayal of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Historical films
History
Short films
Silent films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: D W Griffith; Frank E Woods; G W Bitzer; Henry B Walthall; Lillian Gish; Mae Marsh; Ralph Lewis; Wallace Reid; Thomas Dixon; Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.; Kino Classics (Firm); Kino Lorber, Inc.
OCLC Number: 769142801
Language Note: Restorations are silent films with music score and English intertitles.
Notes: Title from container.
Based on the novel The Clansman by Thomas Dixon.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1915.
Special features: Disc 1. Spoken introductions by D.W. Griffith and Walter Huston (including the newly rediscovered intermission sequence) -- Disc 2. "The making of The birth of a nation" documentary -- Disc 3. Prelude to The birth of a nation (1930) ; Civil War shorts directed by D.W. Griffith: In the border states, The house with closed shutters, The fugitive, His trust, His trust fulfilled, Swords and hearts, The battle ; text features: "New York vs. The birth of a nation", excerpts from the novel The clansman, Photoplay Magazine article: D.W. Griffith on the Making of the birth of a nation "The story of David Mark Griffith" (part V) ; posters, ads, and souvenir programs gallery.
Credits: Musical score compiled and performed by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
Cast: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Ralph Lewis, Wallace Reid, Miriam Cooper, George Siegmann, Walter Long, Robert Harron, Mary Alden, Joseph Henabery, Elmer Clifton, Josephine Crowell, Spottiswoode Aitken, Donald Crisp.
Description: 3 videodiscs (192 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Blu-ray; 2.0 stereo and DTS-HD Master audio 5.1; requires Blu-ray player.; DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.0 stereo; NTSC; 1.33:1 aspect ratio, 1920x1080p.
Contents: Disc 1: The 2011 restoration (Blu-ray) --
Disc 2: The 1993 restoration and The making of 'The birth of a nation' (DVD) --
Disc 3: Bonus films and documents (DVD).
Other Titles: In the Border states.
House with closed shutters.
Fugitive.
His trust.
His trust fulfilled.
Swords and hearts.
Battle.
D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation
Birth of a nation (Motion picture : 1915)
Responsibility: Kino Classics ; directed by D.W. Griffith ; screenplay by D.W. Grifith and Frank E. Woods ; produced for video by Bret Wood.

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Nearly 100 years after its initial release, this film remains one of the most controversial films ever made and a landmark achievement in film history that continues to fascinate and enrage audiences. It is the epic story of two families, one northern and one southern, during and after the Civil War. D.W. Griffith's masterful direction combines brilliant battle scenes and tender romance with a vicious portrayal of African-Americans.

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