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The Birth of a Nation [Deluxe Edition] (3-DVD)

The Fiery Cross of the Ku Klux Klan!
The Birth of a Nation [Deluxe Edition] (3-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 7 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: November 22, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1915
  • Label: Kino Lorber
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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User Ratings: 4,754
Rating: 4/4 -- A film that deserves, no demands, to be acknowledged, if for no other reason than to come to terms with the racist history it represents. Full Review
From the Front Row
Jun 3, 2019
The biggest challenge the film provided for its audiences is perhaps to decide when 'ground-breaking, dedicated, serious cinematic art' must be reviled as politically reprehensible. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
While it's clear that D.W. Griffith's The Birth Of A Nation is a seminal work of narrative filmmaking and will forever live in infamy as a result (being seen by new eyes generation after generation) that doesn't mean one can't wish it were never made. Full Review
Cinapse
Nov 1, 2018
The civil war battle pictures, taken in panorama, represent enormous effort and achieve a striking degree of success. Full Review
New York Times
Mar 25, 2006
The quasi-Victorian Griffith was in so many respects way ahead of his time even if his philosophy and mind-set could often be said to be behind it. Full Review
Guardian
Aug 19, 2013
Rating: 4/4 -- As a work of art, it is unforgettable; as a social document, it is unforgivable. Quality of Movie: 4 stars. Content of Movie: 1 star. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Jun 17, 2018
Rating: 4/5 -- D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation is as much a part of film history as the Civil War is a part of American history. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Sep 21, 2014

Product Description:

D.W. Griffith's landmark saga of the Civil War, based on Thomas Dixon Jr's "The Clansman" is presented here in its original, color-tinted, uncut format. Selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. This landmark film from silent director D.W. Griffith was the first movie blockbuster. However, it also reveals a horribly racist version of American history. The first part of the film chronicles the Civil War as experienced through the eyes of two families; the Stonemans from the North, and the Camerons of the South. Lifelong friends, they become divided by the Mason-Dixon line, with tragic results. Large-scale battle sequences and meticulous historical details culminate with a staged re-creation of Lincoln's assassination. The second half of the film chronicles the Reconstruction, as Congressman Austin Stoneman (Ralph Lewis) puts evil Silas Lynch (George Siegmann) in charge of the liberated slaves at the Cameron hometown of Piedmont. Armed with the right to vote, the freed slaves cause all sorts of trouble until Ben Cameron (Henry B. Walthall) founds the Ku Klux Klan and restores order and "decency" to the troubled land. While THE BIRTH OF A NATION was a major step forward in the history of filmmaking, it must be noted that the film supports a racist worldview. But there is no denying that it remains a groundbreaking achievement, setting a high watermark for film as an art form.

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