Biograph Shorts (Special Edition) (DVD)

Directed by D. W. Griffith

Release Year: 1909
Running Time: 376
UPC: 7 38329 02682 0
Color Type: Tinted B&W
Country: U.S.
$29.95 $17.97 (40% off) Buy DVD
Crew
Composed by Jon C. Mirsalis and Robert Israel
Directed by D. W. Griffith

The selection of motion pictures featured in this two-disc set traces D. W. Griffith's rapid, unparalleled 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.

From the crude humor and melodramatic devices of The Adventures of Dollie (1908) through the remarkably dynamic The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1913), one is able to witness Griffith's rapid gains in self-confidence and increasing command over the still new medium of motion pictures.

Griffith was noted for many achievements, but among his most striking was the use of parallel editing, both for purpose of suspense (An Unseen Enemy, The Lesser Evil) and to generate a powerful social commentary (Corner in Wheat, The Usurer). But, as The Unchanging Sea demonstrates, he was also able to harness the technique for more elegiac purposes. In these fifteen films -- plus eight bonus shorts -- one finds Griffith experimenting with (and thus contributing to the development of) various genres, including the Western (The Last Drop of Water), the crime picture (The Musketeers of Pig Alley), and the seafaring drama (Enoch Arden, one of Griffith's earliest two-reel endeavors).

Disc One contents:

  • Those Awful Hats (1909. 3 mins.)
  • The Sealed Room (1909. 11 mins.)
  • Corner in Wheat (1909. 14 mins.)
  • The Unchanging Sea (1910. 13 mins.)
  • His Trust (1911. 14 mins.)
  • The New York Hat (1912. 16 mins.)
  • An Unseen Enemy (1912. 15 mins.)
  • The Mothering Heart (1913. 23 mins.)
  • (bonus short) The Adventures of Dollie (1908. 12 mins.)
  • (bonus short) The Usurer (1910. 18 mins.)
  • (bonus short) Enoch Arden (1911. 33 mins.)
  • (bonus short) The Miser's Heart (1911. 16 mins.)

Disc Two contents:

  • The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912. 18 mins.)
  • The Burglar's Dilemma (1912. 15 mins.)
  • The Sunbeam (1912. 15 mins.)
  • The Painted Lady (1912. 12 mins.)
  • One is Business, The Other Crime (1912. 15 mins.)
  • Death's Marathon (1913. 15 mins.)
  • The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1913. 29 mins.)
  • (bonus short) The Last Drop of Water (1911. 13 mins.)
  • (bonus short) Friends (1912. 13 mins.)
  • (bonus short) The Lesser Evil (1912. 13 mins.)
  • (bonus short) The Massacre (1912. 30 mins.)

Interested in bringing Biograph Shorts (Special Edition) to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

Biograph Shorts (Special Edition) may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.



To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 16 2019 at 10:25am
RT' @FilmForumNYC': Today at 3:10 - Maurice Schwartz, the greatest of all Tevyes, recreates his original role as the philosophical Jewish dai…
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 16 2019 at 12:42am
RT' @JordanCronk': Rewatched about 15 min of COINCOIN just now and sorry idiots but Dumont’s a genius.
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 16 2019 at 12:42am
RT' @DVDBeaver': Jean-Luc Godard's Détective (1985) Blu-ray' @KinoLorber' US: ' https://t.co/FqukEAWuBZ' CAN:' https://t.co/My1TMfBto7' OUR COMPAR…
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 16 2019 at 12:41am
RT' @DVDBeaver': Jean-Luc Godard's First Name: Carmen Blu-ray' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/QhBtaFGjjo' CAN:' https://t.co/TSCl1yWW8O' Patron Bon…
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 16 2019 at 12:41am
RT' @mondodigital': New Mondo Review:' @KinoLorber' and' @RedemptionFilms' dig up the crazed Euro #horror oddity DEVIL'S KISS on #Bluray and DVD.…
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 14 2019 at 6:11pm
RT' @outmagazine': She. Looked. BAD. Before #TheQueen’s return to' @IFCCenter',' @KinoLorber' is releasing #CrystalLaBeija’s iconic reading scen…
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 14 2019 at 4:16pm
Two weeks until "the mother of all #drag documentaries" (NYTimes) THE QUEEN kicks off its re-release at' @IFCCenter'!…' https://t.co/LtuCizBH4D'
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 14 2019 at 12:50pm
We are 😍 for this gorgeous new poster (by the incomparable Akiko Stehrenberger) for Louis Garrel's A FAITHFUL MAN s…' https://t.co/rFOnC3VvDC'
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 14 2019 at 11:51am
RT' @r_emmet': This just in: Peter Pan (1924), out on Blu-ray and DVD July 9th in a new 2K restoration. Includes audio interview with Esther…
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 14 2019 at 11:51am
RT' @TheMtnFilm': One week until the NY Premiere of THE MOUNTAIN at BAM cinemaFest. Q&A with filmmaker Rick Alverson to follow. Get your tick…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018

Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
email: edu@kinolorber.com