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Griffith Masterworks DVD
Griffith Masterworks

Griffith Masterworks

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Digitally mastered from archive elementsBiograph ShortsThe selection of motion pictures featured in this two-disc set traces D.W.Griffith's rapid unparalled development as a filmmaker during his five year stint at the Biograph Company-a development that contributed substantially to the emergence of film as a powerful form of cultural expression.Orphans Of the StormLillian and Dorothy Gish star as the resourceful Henriette and the blind Louise, who leave their countryside home for Paris in hopes of having Louise's sight restored. Spied by the lecherous Marquis de Praille (Morgan Wallace), Henriette is abducted and the women are tragically separated in a city on the brink of anarchy.Broken BlossomsRichard Barthelmess gives a sensitive portrayal of a Chinese man who travels to England to spread the pacifist teachings of the Orient. Lillian Gish plays a fifteen-year-old street urchin who longs to escape her miserable existence. Emotionally scarred by the torment and neglect of her abusive father (Donald Crisp), she collapses in the shop of the lonely and disillusioned "yellow man." As he nurtures her back to health, an unspoken romance flowers between them.IntoleranceFour separate stories are interwoven: the fall of Babylon, the death of Christ, the massacre of the Huguenots, and a contemporary drama, all crosscut and building with enormous energy to a thrilling chase and finale.The Birth of A NationThe epicstory of two families, one northern and one southern, during and after the Civil War. D.W. Griffith's masterful direction combines brilliant battle scenes and tender romance with a vicious portrayal of African Americans. It was the greatest feature-length
Title: Griffith Masterworks
Genre: Drama-Classics, Drama-Classics (Silent Films)
Starring: D.W. Griffith
Director: D.W. Griffith
Studio: Kino Lorber
Number of Discs: 7
Release Date: 12/10/2002
Product Type: DVD
Rated: UNR
UPC: 738329027025
Item #: KOV027025

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