The reconstruction of Where Are My Children was conducted by the Library of Congress in 2000 utilizing the surviving three reels of an incomplete 35mm print held by the library, a reedited 35mm Dutch-language version held by collector Jan Zaalberg in the Netherlands, and the equivalent of approximately 1.5 reels surviving in a 16mm reduction print. Sequencing the surviving footage and recreation of the original color-toning were made possible by consulting 1916 postproduction paperwork held by historian Kevin Brownlow.
National Film Preservation Foundation
2007 DVD edition
Treasures III: Social Issues in American Film (1900-1934), black & white and color, 739 minutes total, not rated,
including Where Are My Children (1916), color-toned black & white, 65 minutes, not rated.
National Film Preservation Foundation, distributed by Image Entertainment, NATD3827DVD, UPC 0-14381-38272-3.
Four single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in windowboxed 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, 4.5 Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 13 chapter stops, four cardboard wrapped plastic trays with book of program notes in cardboard slipcase, $89.99.
Release date: 16 October 2007.
Country of origin: USA
This collection from the National Film Preservation Foundation includes a complete presentation of this early Lois Weber-directed antiabortion feature film, as restored in 2000, in a windowboxed video transfer.
The presentation is accompanied by a new small-orchestra music score, based on a piano music score composed in 2000 by Martin Marks.