- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 19 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: January 26, 1999
- Originally Released: 1922
- Label: Criterion
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada) Encoding
Packaging: Keep Case
New Orchestral Score by Silent Film Music Specialist Timothy Brock
Excerpts from the Television Documentary 'Flaherty and Film', Featuring Interviews with the Filmmaker's Widow and Nanook co-editor Frances Flaherty, Stills Gallery of Flaherty's Photographs of Life in the Arctic.
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 09/04/1998
"...Robert Flaherty's documentary about a year in the life of a Hudson Bay Eskimo hasn't lost a thing..." -- 4 out of 4 stars
Premiere - 12/01/2003
"...A truly narrative documentary..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Robert Flaherty's classic film tells the story of Inuit hunter Nanook as he struggles to survive in the harsh conditions of Canada's Hudson Bay region. Enormously popular when released in 1922, Nanook is a cinematic milestone that continues to enchant audiences. Criterion is proud to present the original director's cut, restored to the proper frame rate and tinted according to Flaherty's personal print.
Flaherty's landmark silent document of Eskimo life examines the daily lives of a small tribe living on the shores of Canada's Hudson Bay region. Focusing on Inuit hunter Nanook and his family, the film presents real, vivid demonstrations of hunting, building shelter and other aspects of surviving in cold, harsh conditions. Very popular upon its initial release in 1922, the film remains educational and enchanting to this day.
This classic film by Robert Flaherty, shot in 1922, documents one year in the life of Nanook, an Inuit hunter and his family as they struggle to survive in the harsh conditions of Canada's Hudson Bay region. Without the use of dialogue, this piece describes the trading, hunting, fishing and migrations of a group barely touched by industrial technology. NANOOK OF THE NORTH was widely shown and praised as the first full-length, anthropological documentary in cinematographic history.
- NANOOK OF THE NORTH was an original selection to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1989.
- A silent film.