The Movies Begin (DVD)

UPC: 7 38329 02362 1
$99.95 $69.97 (30% off) Buy DVD
Only ships to US & Canada

"AN ABSOLUTE MUST for cineastes.
- The Los Angels Times

Over the course of more than 120 complete films, an art form is born before your eyes.


The Great Train Robbery and Other Primary Works
Crew
Directed by Edwin S. Porter, Edweard Muybridge and Thomas Edison

This survey of the cinema's earliest landmarks and rarities features the 1877 motion studies of Edward Muybridge, the early productions of Thomas Edison's Black Maria, the actualites of Louis Lumiere, George Mieles' A Trip to the Moon (1902), and climaxes with the premiere of a mint-condition print of Edwin S. Porter's The Great Train Robbery, complete with the authentic hand-tinting witnessed by audiences of 1903. more info
The European Pioneers
Crew
Composed by Neil Brand
Directed by (various)

From the archives of the British Film Institute, this collection features forty distinctive works from cinema's infancy, produced by such Euro pioneers as R.W. Paul, George Edward Smith, Fran Mottershaw, Walter Haggar & Sons, and James Bamforth, as well as by acknowledged innovators like the Lumiere brothers and Mieles. Includes Demolition of a Wall (1896), Exiting the Factory (1895), and Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat (circa 1895). more info
Crew
Directed by (various)

more info
The Magic of Melies
Crew
Composed by Alexander Rannie
Directed by Georges Méliès

Tribute is paid to the screen's first special effects wizard in this special collection of marvelously restored prints. In addition to more than a dozen of his early trompes l'oeil - such as Untamable Wiskers, Tchin-Chao, the Chinese Conjurer, and The Mermaid - this volume boasts the illuminating documentary, Georges Méliès, Cinema Magician and a rare hand-tinted print of the fantastic spectacle An Impossible Voyage. more info
Comedy, Spectacle, and New Horizons
Crew
Directed by (various)

This edition explores the establishment of cinematic genres in the first years of the 20th Century, offering rare glimpses of the innovative visual comedy of Max Linder, the pioneering Italian epic NERO - or THE BURNING OF ROME, the phenomenal animation of Windsor McCoy, the social realism of Alice Guy Blacha's MAKING OF AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, D. W. Griffith's early melodrama A GIRL AND HER TRUST, and more! . more info

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

Comedy, Spectacle, and New Horizons may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase a DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880.

Click here to learn more about The Great Train Robbery and Other Primary Works at Kino Lorber Edu
Click here to learn more about The European Pioneers at Kino Lorber Edu
Click here to learn more about at Kino Lorber Edu
Click here to learn more about The Magic of Melies at Kino Lorber Edu
Click here to learn more about Comedy, Spectacle, and New Horizons 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 May. 15 2022 at 10:10pm
RT' @elwood9062': My' @KinoLorber' run continues with Rian Johnson’s love letter to film noir with the fantastic Brick (2005). #NowWatching htt…
'@KinoLorber' on May. 15 2022 at 9:44am
RT' @SaulWilliams': NEPTUNE FROST 🛸💫✨ in theaters June 3rd' https://t.co/OP6FIrlyDY'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 14 2022 at 3:00pm
"Oliver Twist meets Blade Runner in the dusty and industrial world of Mondocane." – Di Mario Manca,' @VanityFair' MO…' https://t.co/kfqGUnmOcg'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 14 2022 at 12:28pm
Don’t miss this fantastic documentary, a raucous ode to democracy in action, spotlighting the importance of liberal…' https://t.co/CaKfKUW7vm'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 14 2022 at 12:12pm
“Sharp and endearing. A warm and realistic comedy, with flashes of the fantastic. Introduces an exciting filmmaker…' https://t.co/7zVNzGQ2TG'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 13 2022 at 3:00pm
“No taboos left to break. Only the camera, with verité charm, trembles during kisses here.” - The Village Voice Th…' https://t.co/Glj1XgfLfi'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 13 2022 at 12:00pm
On this frightening Friday the 13th, enter our haunted house 👻!' @kino_cult' has set up a horror marathon on the…' https://t.co/Zn9oVE5ax0'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 13 2022 at 10:57am
HIT THE ROAD won big at #SFFilmFestival. 🏆 And now you can see it this weekend on the big screen in Berkeley & San…' https://t.co/xJLFjnrRbn'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 13 2022 at 10:12am
“A bittersweet family drama and thrilling escape story all at once” –' @erickohn'' @Indiewire' HIT THE ROAD continues…' https://t.co/s5Die5vyAm'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 13 2022 at 9:58am
And you can watch it now on Digital!' https://t.co/T9JFuoi1YK'' https://t.co/BDPSTzaQHZ'
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