Filmmakers David Gill and Kevin Brownlow were nominated for an American television Emmy Award for this three-part exploration of the life and career of film’s first directorial superstar. Narrated by Lindsay Anderson, with music composed by Carl Davis.
2008 DVD edition
D.W. Griffith: Father of Film (1993), color and black & white, 155 minutes, not rated.
Kino International, K641, UPC 7-38329-06412-9.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 1NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in windowboxed 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, $29.95.
Release date: 18 November 2008.
Country of origin: USA
This three-part documentary on D.W. Griffith becomes available in this DVD edition for the first time, having been previously issued in the long out-of-print three-cassette VHS boxset from HBO Home Video.
Likely transferred from the original NTSC video masters prepared for American television.
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