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Treasures From American Film Archives - Encore Edition

DVD | Box Set

3.9 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews



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For the first time ever, America's film archives are joining forces to release their most exciting, unseen treasures on DVD. The 50 films in this four disc set have been meticulously preserved by eighteen of the nation's premiere archives, including the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern Art, George Eastman House, UCLA, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Featuring numerous supplements and produced by the nonprofit National Film Preservation Foundation, "Treasures from American Film Archives" shows the amazing variety of films made from coast to coast over the last 100 years. With narration by Laurence Fishburne, this set is an absolute must for film collectors! Films include: Groucho Marx's home movies (1933, 2 min.), D.W. Griffith's "The Lonedale Operator" (1911, 17 min.), the earliest film version of "Snow White" (1916, 63 min.), "The Fall of the House of Usher" (1928, 13 min.), "Negro Leagues Baseball" (1946, 8 min.), "The Autobiography of a Jeep" (1943, 10 min.), Joseph Cornell's found footage film "Rose Hobart" (1936, 19 min.), "Returning on the Zeppelin Hindenburg" (1936, 7 min.), the early 2-color Technicolor feature "The Toll of the Sea" (1922, 54 min.), the William S. Hart western "Hell's Hinges" (1916, 64 min.), the first commercially-shown U.S. film "Blacksmithing Scene" (1893, 1 min.), plus silent features, documentaries and newsreels, avant-garde shorts, early animation and special effects films, home movies, and much more. Visit http://www.filmpreservation.org/ for a complete listing of all films included.


Special features

  • 50 films preserved by America's premier archives
  • 11 hours on 4 DVDs
  • Digitally mastered from the finest sources
  • 4 illustrated booklets with film notes and credits
  • Newly recorded musical scores
  • Over 300 interactive screens about the films and music
  • Essays about the archives, narrated by Laurence Fishburne
  • Playable worldwide

Product details

  • Actors: Mel Blanc, Mark W. Clark, John Huston, Charles Kayser, John Ott
  • Directors: A.C. Abadie, Carol Lynn, Charles Swickard, Chester M. Franklin, Chuck Jones
  • Format: Box set, Black & White, Color, Full Screen, NTSC, Silent
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: May 10, 2005
  • Run Time: 642 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0007WFXYO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #214,678 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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