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D.W. Griffith
Years of Discovery 1908-1914
(1908-1914)

 

Contents: Those Awful Hats (1909), The Sealed Room (1909), The Red Man’s View (1909), Corner in Wheat (1909), The Unchanging Sea (1910), In the Border States (1910), His Trust (1911), What Shall We Do with Our Old? (1911), For His Son (1912), The Sunbeam (1912), The Girl and Her Trust (1912), The Female of the Species (1912), One is Business, The Other Crime (1912), An Unseen Enemy (1912), The Painted Lady (1912), The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912), The New York Hat (1912), The Burglar’s Dilemma (1912), The House of Darkness (1913), Death’s Marathon (1913), The Mothering Heart (1913) and The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1914),

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2002 DVD edition

D.W. Griffith: Years of Discovery 1908-1914 (1908-1914), black & white, 334 minutes total, not rated,
including Those Awful Hats (1909), black & white, 3 minutes, not rated, The Sealed Room (1909), black & white, 11 minutes, not rated, The Red Man’s View (1909), black & white, 15 minutes, not rated, Corner in Wheat (1909), black & white, 14 minutes, not rated, The Unchanging Sea (1910), black & white, 13 minutes, not rated, In the Border States (1910), black & white, 15 minutes, not rated, His Trust (1911), black & white, 14 minutes, not rated, What Shall We Do With Our Old? (1911), black & white, 14 minutes, not rated, For His Son (1912), black & white, 15 minutes, not rated, The Sunbeam (1912), black & white, 15 minutes, not rated, The Girl and Her Trust (1912), black & white, 15 minutes, not rated, The Female of the Species (1912), black & white, 14 minutes, not rated, One is Business, The Other Crime (1912), black & white, 15 minutes, not rated, An Unseen Enemy (1912), black & white, 15 minutes, not rated, The Painted Lady (1912), black & white, 12 minutes, not rated, The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912), black & white, 18 minutes, not rated, The New York Hat (1912), black & white, 16 minutes, not rated, The Burglar’s Dilemma (1912), black & white, 15 minutes, not rated, The House of Darkness (1913), black & white, 17 minutes, not rated, Death’s Marathon (1913), black & white, 15 minutes, not rated, The Mothering Heart (1913), black & white, 13 minutes, not rated, and The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1914), black & white, 29 minutes, not rated.

Film Preservation Associates, distributed by Image Entertainment,
ID1270DSDVD, UPC 0-14381-12702-7.
Two single-sided, dual-layered, Region 1 NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame and windowboxed 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, 4 Mbps average video bit rate, 224 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 22 chapter stops; two-disc DVD keepcase, $39.99.
Release date: 10 September 2002.
Country of origin: USA

This collection was originally prepared for laserdisc release in 1996 by producer David Shepard. The source prints run from very-good to excellent.

The films are accompanied by a number of different music scores, including performances on piano and violin as arranged, composed and conducted by Robert Israel, and a theatre pipe organ score performed by Gaylord Carter.

Optional audio commentary by Griffith scholar Russell Merritt also accompanies the films.

For reviews of the individual films, see our review pages for: The New York Hat (1912) and The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1914).

 
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Other silent film music scores by ROBERT ISRAEL available on home video.
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