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Landmarks of Early Film, Vol. 1
Landmarks of Early Film Vol 1
Directors: Thomas Edison, Lumiere Bros., Various
Genres: Action & Adventure, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Educational, Animation
NR     1997     1hr 57min

Offers a collection of more than 40 films made in the early days of the medium. All films are mastered at correct speeds from excellent source material with new musical scores. Studio: Image Entertainment Release Date: 1...  more »


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Directors: Thomas Edison, Lumiere Bros., Various
Genres: Action & Adventure, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Educational, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Silent Films, Animation, Drama, Animation, Educational, Animation
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 11/26/1997
Original Release Date: 10/04/1902
Theatrical Release Date: 10/04/1902
Release Year: 1997
Run Time: 1hr 57min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Comprehensive list and excellent transfer
Satre Stuelke | New York, NY | 04/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Each chapter is a very high quality transfer. Worth much more than the purchase price. All are complete (not just clips) and many preserve the original hand-coloring. Because the list is not above, here's the content: 1. Muybridge series photography 1877-1885, 2.EDISON KINETOSCOPE FILMS 1894-1896: The Kiss, 3. Serpentine Dances, 4. Eugene Sandow, 5. Glenroy Brothers (Comic Boxing), 6. Cockfight, 7. The Barber Shop, 8. Feeding the Doves, 9. Seminary Girls, 10. LUMIERE FILMS 1895-1897 Exiting the Factory, 11. Arrival of Train at La Ciotat, 12. Baby's Lunch, 13. The Sprinkler Sprinkled, 14. Dragoons Crossing the Saone, 15. Promenade of Ostriches, Paris Bot. Gardens, 16. Childish Quarrel, 17. Lion, London Zoological Garden, 18. Demolition of a Wall, 19. Transformation By Hats, 20. Carmaux: Drawing Out the Coke, 21. Poultry-Yard, 22. Snowball Fight, 23. Card Party, 24. New York: Broadway at Union Square, 25. A Trip to the Moon (1902), 26. ACTUALITIES 1897-1910 Pres. McKinley at Home (1897), 27. Pack Train on Chilkoot Pass (1898), 28. Sky Scrapers of New York City... (1903), 29. San Francisco: Aftermath of an Earthquake (1906), 30. The Dog and his Various Merits (1908), 31. Aeroplane Flight and Wreck (1910), 32. The Great Train Robbery (1903), 33. The Whole Dam Family & the Dam Dog (1905), 34. The Golden Beetle (1907), 35. The Policememn's Little Run (1907), 36. Troubles of a Grasswidower (1908), 37. Nero, or The Fall of Rome (1909), 38. Winsor McCay and his Moving Comics (1911), 39. The Girl and Her Trust (1912), 40. Bangville Police (1913)."
Highly recommended!
Daniel H. Hawkins | Fort Worth, TX USA | 07/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This package is really a must-have for anyone interested in early film history. The Edison and Lumiere films are fascinating to watch. The two landmark narrative films are presented here: "A Trip to the Moon" includes the original narration as Melies intended, and "The Great Train Robbery" includes the original color tinting. And even though the link for "The Great Train Robbery" at the bottom of this page points to IMDB's page for the 1904 remake, the version on the DVD is Edwin S. Porter's original 1903 version. Among the later films on this DVD, "The Policemen's Little Run" is hilarious, and it offers excellent images from 1907 Paris. I haven't even watched the last two films on this disc. I'm going slowly and savoring each one....."
Fascinating on many levels
rkass | Boston, MA | 10/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's amazing to see what the world looked like at the turn of the century, and you couldn't ask for a more beautiful production. There's great variety in this presentation as you can see from the contents.It's especially nice to have full films, rather than clips. I also find it very interesting to see what was considered humorous at the time. In the 1905 film, "The Whole Dam Family, and the Dam Dog", for example, there is minimal action, the humor coming from wordplay in the titles which may seem juvenile today, but at the same time show great playfulness. This is just one of the many pleasures to be found on this incredible disc.Next, move on to Volume 2, for an in-depth look at the films of Melies!"
A trip in time ...
James V. Sylvester | Austin, TX | 06/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased this disk to get a copy of "A Trip to the Moon" and am nothing short of thrilled with the purchase. It is fascinating to see how sophisticated films became in a 15-20 year period. The D. W. Griffith 1912 entry, "A Girl and Her Trust" is a jewel in this collection as well."