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Within
Our Gates

(1920)

 

This independent drama, directed by Oscar Micheaux, features Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin and Jack Chenault.

coverKino Classics
2016 Blu-ray Disc edition

Pioneers of African-American Cinema (1915-1946),
black & white and color, 1266 minutes total. not rated,
including Within Our Gates (1920), black & white, 79 minutes, not rated.

Kino Lorber, K20601, UPC 7-38329-20601-7.
Five single-sided, dual-layered, Region A Blu-ray Discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in pillarboxed 16:9 (1920 x 1080 pixels) progressive? scan AVCHD MPEG-4 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; one cardboard wrap with three plastic BD trays in cardboard slipcase, $99.95.
Release date: 26 July 2016.
Country of origin: USA
This Blu-ray Disc edition has been mastered in high-definition from a 35mm print from the Library of Congress.

The film is accompanied by a music score by Paul D. Miller (AKA DJ Spooky).

The collection is supplemented with an 80-page booklet that includes notes on the films and essays by collection curators Charles Musser, Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, and others.

 
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coverKino Classics
2016 DVD edition

Pioneers of African-American Cinema (1915-1946), black & white and color, 952 minutes total. not rated,
including Within Our Gates (1920), black & white, 79 minutes, not rated.

Kino Lorber, K20600, UPC 7-38329-20600-0.
Five single-sided, dual-layered, Region 1 NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in pillarboxed? 16:9? (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; one cardboard wrap with three plastic DVD trays in cardboard slipcase, $79.95.
Release date: 26 July 2016.
Country of origin: USA
This abbreviated DVD collection has been mastered in high-definition from a 35mm print from the Library of Congress.

The film is accompanied by a music score by Paul D. Miller (AKA DJ Spooky).

The collection is supplemented with an 80-page booklet that includes notes on the films and essays by collection curators Charles Musser, Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, and others.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 1 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
Canada: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 1 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.ca. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
coverThe Library of Congress /
Smithsonian Video 2001 DVD edition

The Origins of Film (1900-1927), black & white and color-toned black & white, 560 minutes total, not rated,
including Within Our Gates (1920), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

The Library of Congress / Smithsonian Video, distributed by Image Entertainment, ID9807UMDVD, UPC 0-14381-98072-1.
Three single-sided, dual-layered, Region 1 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 and mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; three standard DVD keepcases in cardboard slipcase, $79.99.
Release date: 13 March 2001.
Country of origin: USA
This 34-film collection, now regretably out-of-print, previously contained the best available edition of Within Our Gates, transferred from an archival 35mm print held by the Library of Congress.

This was previously our recommended home video edition. The same source material has been utilized for the Kino editions noted above.

 
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coverGrapevine Video
2007 DVD edition

Within Our Gates (1920), black & white, 78 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD-R 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 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $14.95.
Release date: April 2007.
Country of origin: USA
This budget edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

The film is likely presented with a music score of preexisting recordings.

 
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This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is also available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
coverAlpha Video
2012 DVD edition

Within Our Gates (1920), black & white, 77 minutes, not rated.

Alpha Home Entertainment, ALP 6713D, UPC 0-89218-67139-4.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD-R 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, $7.98.
Release date: 14 February 2012.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD-R edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

The film is likely accompanied by a music score compiled from preexisting recordings.

With other high quality editions noted above, we cannot recommend this edition.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
Canada: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.ca. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
Other AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
 
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