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DVD006164

Pioneers of African-American Cinema

various. USA. 1915 - 1946.

Title:
Pioneers of African-American Cinema
Director:
various
Country:
USA
Year:
1915 - 1946
Publisher:
Kino Classics / Library of Congress, 2016
Description:
5 videodiscs of 5.   BluRay - Zone A.   viewing copy.
Compilation.   1266 minutes.   b/w.   sound - stereo.   fullscreen
Language:
English
Genre:
African - American Interest
Notes:
5-disc set. Disc 1 contains: TWO KNIGHTS OF VAUDEVILLE (1915, 11 min.); MERCY, THE MUMMY MUMBLED (R.G. Philips, 1918, 12 min.); A RECKLESS ROVER (C.N. David, 1918, 14 min.); WITHIN OUR GATES (Oscar Micheaux, 1920, 79 min.); THE SYMBOL OF THE UNCONQUERED: A STORY OF THE KU KLUX KLAN (Micheaux, 1920, 59 min.); BODY AND SOUL (Micheaux, 1925, 93 min.). Supplemental features on this disc: fragment from “By Right of Birth” (Harry A. Gant, 1921, 4 min.); archival newsreel footage. Disc 2 contains: THE FLYING ACE (Richard E. Norman, 1926, 65 min.); TEN NIGHTS IN A BAR ROOM (Roy Calnek, 1926, 64 min.); THE SCAR OF SHAME (Frank Perugini, 1929, 86 min.). Supplemental features on this disc: excerpts from Reverend Solomon Sir Jones’s home movies (1924-28, 16 min.); fragment of REGENERATION (lost 1923 film by Richard Norman). Disc 3 contains: ELEVEN P.M. (Richard Maurice, 1928, 60 min.); HELL-BOUND TRAIN (James and Eloyce Gist, 1930, 50 min.); VERDICT: NOT GUILTY (James and Eloyce Gist, 1933, 8 min.); HEAVEN-BOUND TRAVELERS (James and Eloyce Gist, 1935, 15 min.); THE DARKTOWN REVUE (Oscar Micheaux, 1931, 18 min.); THE EXILE (Oscar Micheaux, 1931, 78 min.); HOT BISKITS (Spencer Williams, 1931, 10 min.). Disc 4 contains: THE GIRL FROM CHICAGO (Oscar Micheaux, 1932, 70 min.); TEN MINUTES TO LIVE (Micheaux, 1932, 58 min.); VEILED ARISTOCRATS (Micheaux, 1932, 44 min.); BIRTHRIGHT (Micheaux, 1938, 73 min.); WE WORK AGAIN (Work Projects Association, 1937, 15 min.). Special features on this disc: theatrical trailers for Birthright and Veiled Aristocrats. Disc 5 contains: THE BRONZE BUCKAROO (Richard C. Kahn, 1939, 58 min.); THE BLOOD OF JESUS (Spencer Williams, 1941, 56 min.); DIRTY GERTIE FROM HARLEM USA (Spencer Williams, 1946, 60 min.); THE MOSES SISTERS INTERVIEW (circa 1978, 33 min.); TYLER TEXAS BLACK FILM COLLECTION (1985, 6 min.). Special features on this disc: two excerpts from Zora Neale Hurston’s ethnographic fieldwork footage.
Status:
In