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Electric Edwardians
The Lost Films of
Mitchell & Kenyon

(1900-1906)

 

Contents: Audley Range School, Blackburn (1904), Special March Past of St. Joseph’s Scholars and Special Parade of St. Matthew’s Pupils, Blackburn (1905), Morecambe Church Lads’ Brigade at Drill (1901), University Procession on Degree Day, Birmingham (1901), Torpedo Flotilla Visit to Manchester (1901), Lord Roberts’ Visit to Manchester (1901), Lieutenant Clive Wilson and the Tranby Croft Party, Hull (1902), Opening of the Drill Hall in Accrington by General Baden-Powell (1904), A Sneaky Boer (1901), Messrs. Lumb and Co. Leaving the Works, Huddersfield (1900), Pendlebury Colliery (1901), 20,000 Employees Entering Lord Armstrong’s Elswick Works, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (1900), Alfred Butterworth and Sons, Glebe Mills, Hollinwood (1901), Parkgate Iron and Steel Co, Rotterham (1901), North Sea Fisheries, North Shields (1901), Cunard Vessel at Liverpool (1901), Whitsuntide Fair at Preston (1906), Manchester Band of Hope Procession (1901), Blackpool Victoria Pier (1904), Leeds Athletic and Cycling Club Carnival (1902), Dewsbury v. Manningham (1902), Sedwick’s Bioscope Show Front (1901), The Great Local Derby: Accrington v. Church Cricket Match (1902), Halifax Catholic Procession (1905), Burnley v. Manchester United (1902), Sheffield United v. Bury (1902), Preston Egg Rolling (1901), Living Wigan (1902), Tram Ride into Halifax (1902), Electric Tram Rides from Forster Square, Bradford (1902), Jamaica Street, Glasgow (1901), Ride on the Tramcar Through Belfast (1901), Wexford Bull Ring (1902), Manchester Street Scene (1901) and Panoramic View of the Morecambe Sea Front (1901).

coverThe Milestone Cinematheque
2006 DVD edition

Electric Edwardians: The Lost Films of Mitchell & Kenyon (1900-1906), black & white, 85 minutes total, not rated,
including Messrs. Lumb and Co. Leaving the Works, Huddersfield (1900), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, 20,000 Employees Entering Lord Armstrong’s Elswick Works, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (1900), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Alfred Butterworth and Sons, Glebe Mills, Hollinwood (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Cunard Vessel at Liverpool (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Jamaica Street, Glasgow (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Lord Roberts’ Visit to Manchester (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Manchester Band of Hope Procession (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Manchester Street Scene (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Morecambe Church Lads’ Brigade at Drill (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, North Sea Fisheries, North Shields (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Panoramic View of the Morecambe Sea Front (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Parkgate Iron and Steel Co, Rotterham (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Pendlebury Colliery (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Preston Egg Rolling (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Ride on the Tramcar Through Belfast (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Sedwick’s Bioscope Show Front (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, A Sneaky Boer (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Torpedo Flotilla Visit to Manchester (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, University Procession on Degree Day, Birmingham (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Burnley v. Manchester United (1902), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Dewsbury v. Manningham (1902), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Electric Tram Rides from Forster Square, Bradford (1902), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Great Local Derby: Accrington v. Church Cricket Match (1902), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Leeds Athletic and Cycling Club Carnival (1902), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Lieutenant Clive Wilson and the Tranby Croft Party, Hull (1902), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Living Wigan (1902), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Sheffield United v. Bury (1902), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Tram Ride Into Halifax (1902), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Wexford Bull Ring (1902), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Audley Range School, Blackburn (1904), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Blackpool Victoria Pier (1904), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Opening of the Drill Hall in Accrington by General Baden-Powell (1904), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Halifax Catholic Procession (1905), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Special March Past of St. Joseph’s Scholars and Special Parade of St. Matthew’s Pupils, Blackburn (1905), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and Whitsuntide Fair at Preston (1906), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Milestone Film & Video, MILE00101, UPC 7-84148-01014-4, ISBN 1-933920-00-9.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 1 NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $29.95.
Release date: 11 July 2006.
Country of origin: USA

This US edition of the British Film Institute home video production has been mastered from 35mm film elements, and features additional Mitchell & Kenyon films not in the original program, audio commentary by Dr. Vanessa Toulmin, a featurette on the restoration of the films, an interview with Toulmin, a reading of an essay by Tom Gunning, and more.

Our first look at this disc reveals excellent picture quality, as would be expected from transfers prepared from 35mm fine-grain preservation negatives copied from the original Mitchell & Kenyon negatives. Some dust and imperfections remain, but overall the quality of this edition is excellent. This American edition adds the following films in its bonus section: Diving Lucy (1903), Race for the Muriatti Cup, Manchester (1901), Comic Pictures in High Street, West Bromwich (1902), Royal Proclamation of the Death of Queen Victoria, Blackburn (1901) and Bradford Coronation Procession (1902).

The Gunning essay, read by Paul McGann, includes clips from other Mitchell & Kenyon films including Workers Leaving the Jute Works, Barrow (1902), Employees Leaving Alexandria Docks, Liverpool (1901), Pendlebury Spinning Co. (1901), Street Scenes in Halifax (1902) and Employees Leaving Storey’s Moor Lane Mill, Lancaster (1902).

 
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coverBritish Film Institute
2005 DVD edition

Electric Edwardians: The Films of Mitchell & Kenyon (1900-1906), black & white, 85 minutes total, BBFC Classification E,
including Messrs. Lumb and Co. Leaving the Works, Huddersfield (1900), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, 20,000 Employees Entering Lord Armstrong’s Elswick Works, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (1900), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Alfred Butterworth and Sons, Glebe Mills, Hollinwood (1901), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Cunard Vessel at Liverpool (1901), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Jamaica Street, Glasgow (1901), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Lord Roberts’ Visit to Manchester (1901), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Manchester Band of Hope Procession (1901), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Manchester Street Scene (1901), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Morecambe Church Lads’ Brigade at Drill (1901), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, North Sea Fisheries, North Shields (1901), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Panoramic View of the Morecambe Sea Front (1901), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Parkgate Iron and Steel Co, Rotterham (1901), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Pendlebury Colliery (1901), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Preston Egg Rolling (1901), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Ride on the Tramcar Through Belfast (1901), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Sedwick’s Bioscope Show Front (1901), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, A Sneaky Boer (1901), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Torpedo Flotilla Visit to Manchester (1901), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, University Procession on Degree Day, Birmingham (1901), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Burnley v. Manchester United (1902), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Dewsbury v. Manningham (1902), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Electric Tram Rides From Forster Square, Bradford (1902), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, The Great Local Derby: Accrington v. Church Cricket Match (1902), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Leeds Athletic and Cycling Club Carnival (1902), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Lieutenant Clive Wilson and the Tranby Croft Party, Hull (1902), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Living Wigan (1902), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Sheffield United v. Bury (1902), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Tram Ride Into Halifax (1902), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Wexford Bull Ring (1902), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Audley Range School, Blackburn (1904), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Blackpool Victoria Pier (1904), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Opening of the Drill Hall in Accrington by General Baden-Powell (1904), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Halifax Catholic Procession (1905), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, Special March Past of St. Joseph’s Scholars and Special Parade of St. Matthew’s Pupils, Blackburn (1905), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E, and Whitsuntide Fair at Preston (1906), black & white, ? minutes, BBFC Classification E.

BFI Video Publishing, unknown catalogue number, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 2 PAL DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, £19.99.
Release date: 30 May 2005.
Country of origin: England
Originally produced for video by the BFI, this 2005 program is identical to the later US edition noted above, with supplemental features including the contributions from author Toulmin, Gunning and the restoration featurette.

Highly recommended.

North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

 
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