Way Down East [Blu-ray]
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Excerpts from Lottie Blair Parker's original play, Photos of William Brady's 1903 stage version, Film Clip: The ice floe sequence of the Edison Studio's production of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Image gallery, including the original souvenir program book, Notes on the preparation of the music score.
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Despite the fact that two silent film adaptations were previously done (including a Henry Fonda talkie in 1935), Griffith paid $175,000 for the screen rights to the film and in those days, that was astronomical as it became the most expensive film for the filmmaker. But also one of his most successful films in the box office taking in over $4.5 million in 1920. The film was also known for using an early Technicolor process and for D.W. Griffith, wanting to attain realism, shot the winter scenes during the latter part of the film in an actual blizzard.
Back in 2008, "Way Down East" was included with the Kino International DVD box set "Griffith Masterworks 2' and featured the remastered version by the Museum of Modern Art. Now, "Way Down East" will be released on Blu-ray in Nov. 2011 courtesy of Kino Lorber.
"Way Down East" is presented in 1080p High Definition and the film is color tinted. The film is mastered in HD from the Museum of Modern Art's 35mm restoration with original color tints. It's important to note that the Museum of Modern Art did the best restoration possible with the original existing film elements. With that being said, the film features a lot more clarity and detail in HD compared to its 2008 DVD release.
While the film does have specks, scratches and even moments where we can see film damage, fortunately it's not too bad and doesn't take you away from the actual viewing experience.
With that being said, unfortunately this is not the complete version of the film.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Way Down East(released Sept/20)stars,among others, Lillian Gish,Richard Barthelmess,Lowell Sherman and Burr McIntosh. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Robert Badgley
KINO is the masters that bring cinema to Blu-ray and DVD. There line of silent films on blu-ray and DVD are amazing and utterly flooring at the art form and craftmanship they put... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Seeking New Things
I would only recommend this movie to die hard film buffs who love silent movies. It is very old and dated but does have a famous scene on an ice flow. Look this up on youtube. Read morePublished on December 31, 2013 by carl jones
Being a huge fan of Lillian Gish, I have to give this movie 5 stars. Lillian Gish was such a wonderful actress, as were most of the other actors and actresses from this time. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by MJ Smith70
I saw this movie years ago, and am now very happy to own a copy. To any cinema buff, like me, this DW Griffith movie is a must for any good movie collector, as well as Intolerance... Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by luiggi
The editing for the movie was great with no dropped connections, so the flow was perfect...not something that was a given at this point in time. Read morePublished on May 28, 2013 by Rick M. Pilotte
I do like older films but this one just did not seem to have the script and acting I would expect for the time period when the film was produced.Published on February 26, 2013 by Leod Mann
After reading many positive reviews of this Blu-ray version of "Way Down East" on the Internet, I was expecting better than this. Read morePublished on November 16, 2012 by D. Solomon
"Way Down East", was quite a hit when it debuted in 1920.
Ninety years is a tad long of a wait for a review. Read more