Nell Shipman Collection Volume 1:
A Girl from God’s Country
Idaho Film Collection
2006 DVD edition
The Nell Shipman Collection, Volume 1: A Girl from God’s Country (1919-2006), color-tinted and color-toned black & white, and color and black & white, 119 minutes total, not rated,
including Back to God’s Country (1919), color-tinted and color-toned black & white, 74 minutes, not rated,
with Ah Gee, Forgetting Me . . . Nell Shipman (2006), color and black & white, 45 minutes, not rated.
Boise State University, no catalog number,
UPC 9-780932-12943-7, ISBN 0-932129-43-4.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0NTSC 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: 13 March 2006.
Country of origin: USA
This first disc in the Nell Shipman Collection series of three DVDs features a new presentation of Back to God’s Country. Allegedly, the film has been color-tinted to match the original release prints, and features musical accompaniment by British composer and musician Lindsay Cooper, that incorporates a performance of the film’s title song. The video transfer has been prepared from the same restoration print as the Milestone edition above.
The disc’s supplementary section includes “The History and Restoration of Back to God’s Country” by Canadian film archivist D.J. Turner, who worked on the film’s restoration print, and the Canadian History Channel’s 45-minute documentary, Ah Gee, Forgetting Me . . . Nell Shipman, written and directed by Patricia Phillips of Great North Productions, Edmonton.
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