More than 75 years after its initial release, THE BIRTH OF A NATION remains one of the most controversial films ever made... a landmark achievement in film history that continues to fascinate and enrage audiences. It is the epic story 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 blockbuster yet to be produced in the United States and the first to he shown in the White House. After seeing it, President Woodrow Wilson remarked it was "like writing history with lightning!" Directed by D.W. Griffith.
USA, 1913, Colortinted, 187 min. Plus Bonus Material, 2 DVD Set
DVD BONUS MATERIAL:
- "The Making of 'Birth of a Nation'"
- Filmed Prologue to "Birth of a Nation"
- 7 CIVIL WAR SHORTS
- NEW YORK VS. "THE BIRTH OF A NATION
- Plus More!
NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)