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Griffith Masterworks Set

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D.W. Griffith is arguably the single most important figure in the history of the American cinema, a pioneering director from the silent era who established and refined the basic grammar of the film medium and changed moviemaking from the mechanical reproduction of staged scenes into a genuine art form with its own distinct aesthetic sensibilities. The Griffith Masterworks Set is a special collection featuring restored versions (with extra material) of four of Griffith's most important features -- The Birth Of A ...
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Overview

D.W. Griffith is arguably the single most important figure in the history of the American cinema, a pioneering director from the silent era who established and refined the basic grammar of the film medium and changed moviemaking from the mechanical reproduction of staged scenes into a genuine art form with its own distinct aesthetic sensibilities. The Griffith Masterworks Set is a special collection featuring restored versions (with extra material) of four of Griffith's most important features -- The Birth Of A Nation, Intolerance, Broken Blossoms, and Orphans Of The Storm -- as well as a collection of twenty-three short subjects Griffith directed for the Biograph Company between 1908 and 1913.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/10/2002
  • UPC: 738329027025
  • Rating:

  • Source: Kino Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Time: 16:26:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 71,075

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Birth of a Nation
1. Opening Titles [2:04]
2. The Stonemans in Repose [2:23]
3. With the Camerons [10:20]
4. The Gathering Storm [6:23]
5. A Call to March, to Dance [11:12]
6. Scarred by War [6:59]
7. War's Bitter Sacrifice [6:53]
8. The Last Grey Days [12:14]
9. A New Life [13:53]
10. The Homecoming [6:11]
11. The Fated Night [7:55]
12. Restoration Begins [7:10]
13. Sowing Discontent [8:20]
14. The Love Strain [6:03]
15. Election Results [8:52]
16. The Grim Reaping [3:45]
17. A White Sheet [7:38]
18. Little Sister's Fate [12:10]
19. "Justice" for Gus [7:32]
20. Blood Vows [12:37]
21. Elsie's New Suitor [5:52]
22. The Clan Rides Out [10:14]
23. Siege on a Cabin [6:45]
24. War No More [3:24]
Disc #3 -- Intolerance
1. Opening Titles [1:24]
2. The Reformers [7:12]
3. Jerusalem, the Golden City [3:00]
4. Paris, A.D. 1572 [5:49]
5. Miss Jenkins Commits [4:32]
6. Babylon, 539 B.C. [10:26]
7. The Labor War [8:23]
8. The Marriage Market [9:55]
9. The Love Temple [3:02]
10. The Hopeful Geranium [8:08]
11. Wedding in Galilee [6:42]
12. The Dear One's Vow [4:48]
13. Cast the First Stone [2:46]
14. The Results of Reform [8:08]
15. Winds of War [5:50]
16. Modern Motherhood [9:02]
17. The Holy Wars [5:06]
18. The Siege [14:08]
19. Confidence [3:08]
20. The Feast of Belshazzar [12:06]
21. Permission to Slaughter [5:27]
22. The Sacred Dance [5:24]
23. A Musketeer's Fate [9:30]
24. The Verdicts [7:49]
25. The Last Dawn [4:15]
26. The Confession [5:52]
27. The Massacre [10:46]
28. The Hordes Invade [7:48]
29. On the Gallows [3:55]
30. Epilogue [2:55]
Disc #4 -- Broken Blossoms
1. Opening Titles [9:40]
2. Sordid Realities [4:24]
3. Battling [3:25]
4. The Girl [10:22]
5. The Shopping Trip [9:55]
6. The Usual Rage [6:30]
7. A Fateful Collapse [4:16]
8. Waking in Heaven [6:40]
9. Word Travels [12:24]
10. The Lowering Storm [6:27]
11. Lucy's Homecoming [9:39]
12. Sanctuary [5:29]
Disc #5 -- Orphans of the Storm
1. Two Little Orphans [6:33]
2. The Palace of the Count [7:32]
3. Poverty and Luxury [8:46]
4. Trouble in Paris [9:37]
5. The Fete: A Kidnapping [9:59]
6. When the Moon Rose [9:12]
7. The Chevalier [9:14]
8. Danton's Eloguence [9:40]
9. An Impossible Love [12:13]
10. Brief Reunion [7:04]
11. The Storm [12:56]
12. Mob Madness [9:12]
13. A Returned Aristocrat [13:33]
14. Oration on Injustice [10:36]
15. Guillotine [9:12]
16. The Doctor's Gift [4:22]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Birth of a Nation
   Start Film
   Scene Selection
   Making Of
Disc #2 -- Birth of a Nation
   Prelude to "The Birth of a Nation" (1930)
   Play All Civil War Films
   Select a Civil War Film
      In the Border States
      The House With Closed Shutters
      The Fugitive
      His Trust
      His Trust Fulfilled
      Swords and Hearts
      The Battle
   New York vs. "The Birth of a Nation"
      Introduction
      The Accusation
      The Response
      The Hearing
      The Decision
      The Censor's Cuts
         Play Video
      Postscript
   Posters, Ads, Souvenir Programs
   Excerpts From the Novel
      Illustrations
      Author's Preface
      Sample Chapters
         The Beat of a Sparrow's Wing (Excerpt)
         At the Dawn of Day
         The Hunt for the Animal
   Griffith Discusses the Film (Photoplay Magazine)
Disc #3 -- Intolerance
   Start Film
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Introduction by Orson Welles
      Excerpt of the Last Days of Pompeii (1913)
         Play Clip
      Excerpt of Cabiria (1914)
         Play Clip
      Excerpt of the Fall of Babylon (Alternate Ending)
         Play Clip
      Pamphlets
      About the Score
      The Book
Disc #4 -- Broken Blossoms
   Feature Start
   Chapter Selection
   Special Features
      Introduction by Lillian Gish
      "The Chink & the Child" (The Complete Text by Thomas Burke)
      About the Score
      "Broken Blossoms" the Song
         Play Song
      D.W. Griffith on Leading Ladies
Disc #5 -- Orphans of the Storm
   Play Film
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Introduction by Orson Welles
      Portfolio of Rare Griffith Photographs
      Rescued from the Eagle's Nest (1908)
         Play Film
      "The Story of David Wark Griffith"
         Part One
         Part Two
         Part Three
         Part Four
         Part Five
         The True Story of "Intolerance"
      D.W. Griffith's Funeral Footage
      Eulogy for Griffith by Erich von Stroheim
Disc #6 -- Biograph Shorts
   Play All Films
   Select a Film
      Those Awful Hats
      The Sealed Room
      Corner in Wheat
      The Unchanging Sea
      His Trust
      The New York Hat
      An Unseen Enemy
      The Mothering Heart
   Bonus Films
      The Adventures of Dollie
      The Usurer
      Enoch Arden
      The Miser's Heart
Disc #7 -- Biograph Shorts
   Play All Films
   Select a Film
      The Musketeers of Pig Alley
      The Burglar's Dilemma
      The Sunbeam
      The Painted Lady
      One is Business, the Other Crime
      Death's Marathon
      The Battle at Elderbush Gulch
   Bonus Films
      The Last Drop of Water
      Friends
      The Lesser Evil
      The Massacre
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