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.