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D.W. Griffith
Father of Film
(1993)

 

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.

Kino International
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.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, dual-layered DVD disc, Region 1, ? 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.
DVD release date: 18 November 2008.
Country of origin: USA

This three-part documentary on D.W. Griffith becomes available on DVD 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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Other silenet era D.W. GRIFFITH films available on home video.

Other PHOTOPLAY PRODUCTIONS DOCUMENTARIES available on home video:
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995)
Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000)
So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton at MGM (2004)
Unknown Chaplin (1983)

Other silent era-related DOCUMENTARIES available on home video.

Other silent film music scores by CARL DAVIS available on home video.
 
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