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Salt of the Earth (Blu-ray)

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: September 4, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Film Detective
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 997
Rating: B -- One of the most daring "social problem" works in American film history, this movie, created by blacklisted artists, also shows the limitations of making a working-class film within the context of American culture. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Nov 26, 2006
Salt of the Earth is a good, highly dramatic and emotion-charged piece of work that tells its story straight. It is, however, a propaganda picture which belongs in union halls rather than theatres. Full Review
Variety
Oct 16, 2007
Rating: 75/100 -- This remains a fascinating and powerful movie as well as a significant piece of celluloid history.
Apollo Guide
Mar 16, 2004
Despite its formal esthetics and narrative didacticism... the movie has a a true force extolled by the austerity derived from the scarce technical equipment. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Aug 6, 2019
More than a typical Miramax/Tarantino extravaganza, it's films like this that establish the historical precedent and importance of truly independent American filmmaking. Full Review
Filmjourney
Dec 2, 2004
Rating: 3/5 -- The hard-focus, realistic quality of the picture's photography and style completes its characterization as a calculated social document. Full Review
New York Times
Mar 25, 2006
Rating: B -- Kudos are in order for this extraordinary film for all it has to say that rings true about workers' rights, racism, and feminism. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jul 25, 2005

Product Description:

A controversial drama about the struggles of striking mineworkers in a small New Mexico town whose views are socialistic and surprisingly feminist. Many of the actors and the film's director were blacklisted after its release.

Plot Synopsis:

In New Mexico, Mexican zinc miners, fed up with the life-threatening conditions under which they work, organize a walk-out. The racist management of the company tries to end the strike, with a variety of extremely violent and cruel tactics.

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Production Notes:

  • SALT OF THE EARTH was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1992.
  • The film was sponsored by the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers.
  • When SALT OF THE EARTH was first released, it was considered to be a propaganda film in favor of communism. Some of its makers faced a McCarthy-era Congress, and its director served time in jail.
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  • Sales Rank: 66,266
  • UPC: 818522011578
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18/lbs (approx)
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