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The Birth of
Motion Pictures

(1910-1915)

 

Contents: The House with Closed Shutters (1910), An Unseen Enemy (1912), The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912) and Love, Loot and Crash (1915).

coverAlpha Video
2011 DVD edition

The Birth of Motion Pictures (1910-1915), black & white, 55 minutes total, not rated,
including The House with Closed Shutters (1910), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, An Unseen Enemy (1912), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and Love, Loot and Crash (1915), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Alpha Home Entertainment, ALP 6609D, UPC 0-89218-66099-2.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD-R disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $7.98.
Release date: 26 July 2011.
Country of origin: USA

This budget DVD-R collection has been mastered from what appears to be 16mm and/or 8mm reduction prints. In all cases, the results are substandard.

The films are accompanied by soundtracks compiled from old preexisting recordings.

For reviews of the individual films, see our review pages for The House with Closed Shutters on Home Video and The Musketeers of Pig Alley on Home Video.

This is not a collection worth buying, even at this low cost, as all of the films are available on home video in better-looking editions. Save your money.

 
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Other silent era D.W. GRIFFITH films available on home video.

Other silent era LILLIAN GISH films available on home video.

Other KEYSTONE comedy films available on home video.

Other SHORT COMEDY FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

Other SHORT DRAMA FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
Lillian Gish filmography in The Progressive Silent Film List
 
 
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