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Griffith
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Biograph Shorts
(1908-1914)
 

Contents: The Adventures of Dollie (1908), Corner in Wheat (1909), The Sealed Room (1909), Those Awful Hats (1909), The Unchanging Sea (1910), The Usurer (1910), Enoch Arden (1911), His Trust (1911), The Last Drop of Water (1911), The Miser’s Heart (1911), The Burglar’s Dilemma (1912), Friends (1912), The Lesser Evil (1912), The Massacre (1912), The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912), The New York Hat (1912), One is Business, The Other Crime (1912), The Painted Lady (1912), The Sunbeam (1912), An Unseen Enemy (1912), Death’s Marathon (1913), The Mothering Heart (1913) and The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1914).

2002 Kino on Video DVD edition

Griffith Masterworks: Biograph Shorts (1908-1914), black & white, 362 minutes total, not rated,
including The Adventures of Dollie (1908) black & white, 12 minutes, not rated, Corner in Wheat (1909), black & white, 14 minutes, not rated, The Sealed Room (1909), black & white, 11 minutes, not rated, Those Awful Hats (1909), black & white, 3 minutes, not rated, The Unchanging Sea (1910), black & white, 13 minutes, not rated, The Usurer (1910), black & white, 18 minutes, not rated, Enoch Arden (1911), black & white, 33 minutes, not rated, His Trust (1911), black & white, 14 minutes, not rated, The Last Drop of Water (1911), black & white, 13 minutes, not rated, The Miser’s Heart (1911), black & white, 16 minutes, not rated, The Burglar’s Dilemma (1912), black & white, 15 minutes, not rated, Friends (1912), black & white, 13 minutes, not rated, The Lesser Evil (1912), black & white, 13 minutes, not rated, The Massacre (1912), black & white, 30 minutes, not rated, The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912), black & white, 18 minutes, not rated, The New York Hat (1912), black & white, 16 minutes, not rated, One is Business, The Other Crime (1912), black & white, 15 minutes, not rated, The Painted Lady (1912), black & white, 12 minutes, not rated, The Sunbeam (1912), black & white, 15 minutes, not rated, An Unseen Enemy (1912), black & white, 15 minutes, not rated, Death’s Marathon (1913), black & white, 15 minutes, not rated, The Mothering Heart (1913), black & white, 23 minutes, not rated, and The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1914), black & white, 29 minutes, not rated.

Kino International, K268, UPC 7-38329-02682-0.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, two single-sided, dual-layered DVD discs, Region 0, 4 Mbps average video bit rate, 192 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 23 chapter stops, two-disc DVD keepcase, $29.95.
DVD release date: 10 December 2002.
Country of origin: USA

This collection, released three months after David Shepard’s two-disc set D.W. Griffith: Years of Discovery 1908-1914, contains many of the same films (this Kino edition was also predominantly a David Shepard production), with a couple of variations and bonus short films produced by Bret Wood.

The films are accompanied by music scores composed, arranged and conducted by Robert Israel, and piano scores performed by Jon C. Mirsalis.

Which set collectors will want to acquire will purely depend on which films they want to own. We own both sets as the video transfer qualities are similar if not identical.

For reviews of the individual films, see our review pages for: The New York Hat (1912) and The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1914).

 
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