- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 4 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: December 8, 2009
- Originally Released: 1926
- Label: Flicker Alley
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
As co-directed by Fedor Ozep and Boris Barnet, the 1926 Russian silent picture MISS MEND (also known as THE ADVENTURES OF THE THREE REPORTERS) constitutes an epic-length saga adapted from a 1923 pulp novel. The original work credits the author as an American, "Jim Dollar" though this was actually a pseudonym for a Russian woman, Marietta Shaginian). The film embodied a local response against the experimental cinema of Soviet directors such as Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov, and an attempt to emulate fast-paced American serials featuring such stars as Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Pearl White. The story, partially set in an imagined America dominated by cutting-edge technology and new social structures, comments on such issues as wealth, violence, racism and rape, in its tale of Vivian Mend, an urban professional who earns a living and raises her only child sans the help of any man, and three reporters who attempt to stop a biological attack on the U.S.S.R. by several unsavory Western industrialists. This set contains the surviving four hours of footage from the original serial, newly remastered and restored by David Shepard.
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