New York : Kino on Video, c2002.
2 videodiscs (187 min.) : sd., col. tinted ; 4 3/4 in.
Silent film with music.
Collective title from container.
Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Robert Harron, Wallace Reid, Bessie Love, Elmo Lincoln, Raoul Walsh, Donald Crisp, Ralph Lewis.
Director, D.W. Griffith ; writers, D.W. Griffith, Frank E. Woods ; photographer, William Bitzer ; original score by Joseph Carl Breil ; supplemental music composed and performed by Jon C. Mirsalis ; roduced under the direction of D.W. Griffith ; produced for video by David Shepard ; supplemental disc produced by Bret Wood ; story arranged by D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1915.
Based on the novel The clansman, by Thomas Dixon.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
A Civil War spectacular. Portrays life in the South during and after the Civil War as revealed in a story depicting the war itself, the conflict between the defeated Southerners and emancipated renegade Negroes, the despoiling of the South during the carpetbagger period, and the revival of the Southern white man's honor through the efforts of the Ku Klux Klan.
Disc 1. The birth of a nation ; The making of The birth of a nation (1993). -- Disc 2. Prelude to The birth of a nation (1930) ; Civil War shorts: In the border states (1910), The house with closed shutters (1910), The fugitive (1910), His trust (1910), His trust fulfilled (1910), Swords and hearts (1911), The battle (1911) ; New York vs. The birth of a nation ; Posters, ads, souvenir programs ; Excerpts from the novel ; Griffith discusses the film (Photoplay magazine).
Special features: making-of the films ; excerpts from the novel ; interviews.
Birth of a nation ; Civil War films of D.W. Griffith
Civil War films of D.W. Griffith
In the border states.
The house with closed shutters.
His trust fulfilled.
Swords and hearts.
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