Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and ’30s (1921-1947), black & white, 360 minutes total, not rated,
including Le Retour à la raison (1923), black & white, 2 minutes, not rated.
Kino International, K402, UPC 7-38329-04022-2.
Two single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD discs, 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, English language subtitles (selected films), chapter stops; two-disc DVD keepcase, $29.95.
Release date: 2 August 2005.
Country of origin: USA
Kino International has filled in a previously-neglected gap in world cinema available on quality home video with this collection of experimental films. Several of the most-famous avant-garde films of the silent era are presented in this DVD.
The presentation of silent films is accompanied by newly-composed music scores by Donald Sosin, Larry Marotta, Sue Harshe and Paul Mercer. The disc also features film notes by film critic/historian Elliott Stein, and optional English language subtitles (on selected films).
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