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J’accuse
(1919)

 

Abel Gance’s first major work, a mammoth indictment of war, stars Marise Dauvray, Séverin-Mars and Romuald Joubé.

Flicker Alley
2008 DVD edition

J’accuse (1919), color-toned and color-tinted black & white and black & white, 166 minutes, not rated,
with Paris pendant la guerre (1915), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and Fighting the War (1916), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Flicker Alley, FA0009,
UPC 6-17311-67399-3, ISBN 1-893967-39-5.
Two single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD discs, 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, French language intertitles, optional English language subtitles, chapter stops; two-disc standard DVD keepcase, $39.95.
Release date: 16 September 2008.
Country of origin: USA

Our first look reveals an excellent full-frame video transfer that has chiefly utilized a 35mm nitrate positive held by the EYE Film Instituut Nederland.

A joint effort of Lobster Films, Paris, and the EYE Film Instituut Nederland, with assistance from Kevin Brownlow, David Shepard and Lenny Borger, the film has been restored as closely as possible to its 1919 premiere form.

The film is accompanied by an excellent orchestral music score arranged, composed and conducted by Robert Israel.

Among the supplemental material is a booklet contain essays by historians Kevin Brownlow and Leslie Hawkins.

Based on our early viewing of this disc, we enthusiastically recommend it — not only for its tremendous disc production but also for this full-length version of this highly-prized film.

 
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Other silent era ABEL GANCE films available on home video.

Other FRENCH FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

Other WORLD WAR I FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

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