New York Times - 11/17/2008
"[A]s a new boxed set from Kino, GRIFFITH MASTERWORKS 2, reminds us, he is still underappreciated, with much of his work waiting to be rediscovered."
D.W. Griffith probably did more for cinema as a storytelling medium than any other figure during the early days of the silent era. Collected here are five Griffith features including: ABRAHAM LINCOLN, THE STRUGGLE, SALLY OF THE SAWDUST, WAY DOWN EAST, and THE AVENGING CONSCIENCE, as well as the short film EDGAR ALLAN POE. All has been restored to bring out the best in these pivotal works that helped pave the way for every narrative film ever to reach the silver screen since. This box set also includes a comprehensive three-part documentary on Griffith's life and work, which provides insights into both his techniques and the controversies that will forever be associated with his films.
THIS SPECIAL EDITION 5 DVD BOXED SET INCLUDES:
WAY DOWN EAST (1920) (MOMA'S 35mm RESTORATION) D.W. GRIFFITH: FATHER OF FILM (1993) THE AVENGING CONSCIENCE (1914) ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1931) (MOMA'S 35mm RESTORATION) THE STRUGGLE (1931) SALLY OF THE SAWDUST (1925)
Source - Kino On Video
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