The Birth of a Nation (D.W. Griffith, 1915)

“Formalist text and object lesson in mythmaking, D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation gets a lavish three-disc presentation, loaded with extras, including a spanking new 1080p transfer, from Kino.”

Read my review of The Birth of a Nation, on Blu-ray in a deluxe 3-disc set from Kino Classics, at Slant Magazine.

About Budd Wilkins

Budd Wilkins is a writer, film critic and instructor. He is a Staff Critic for Slant Magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Nordic Issue of Acidemic Journal of Film and Media. He is currently writing a chapter for an anthology on international horror directors to be published by Intellect Press and distributed by University of Chicago Press. Mr. Wilkins was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. He attended Penn State for several years before moving to North Carolina in 1994, where he earned his Bachelor's in Religious Studies and a Master's in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Film Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His primary focus is film history, film literacy and criticism, with the goal of bringing obscure, foreign and films that are labeled "difficult" to the attention of film aficionados of all kinds. Other interests and focus of critique include comparative religion, black humor, 19th century European literature, horror and graphic novels. Mr Wilkins lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife, Tina. Follow @buddwilkins on Twitter.
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One Response to The Birth of a Nation (D.W. Griffith, 1915)

  1. mergatroyd says:

    I have no idea of the price of this “new” release. But technology sold by “greedy capitalists” has certainly made things of this sort more affordable. Back in the 1970s, Blackhawk Films released this title in 8mm silent without the colorized scenes for the price of $100.00. This price of this BluRay will probably be a relative bargain.

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