COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED

Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$102.49
House of Cards: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
$23.49
Batman: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$179.99
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (Blu-ray)
$24.96
Battle Royale (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Veep: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
$20.99
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 3D (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Inside Llewyn Davis (Blu-ray)
$9.99
Brick Mansions (Blu-ray)
$22.99
Masters of Sex: Season One (Blu-ray)
$29.49
Batman: Assault on Arkham (Blu-ray)
$17.99
The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
$44.96
The Showdown (Blu-ray)
$37.95
Stalingrad 3D (Blu-ray)
$15.49
The Fault in Our Stars (Blu-ray)
$22.99
Lucy (Blu-ray)
$22.99
Disney Parks: The Secrets, Stories and Magic Behind the Scenes (Blu-ray)
$9.95
Nymphomaniac: Volumes I and II (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Sabrina (Blu-ray)
$11.99


Intolerance (1916) Blu-ray Detailed

Posted October 21, 2013 01:33 PM by Webmaster

Cohen Media GroupCohen Media Group has detailed the Cohen Film Collection release of D.W. Griffith's silent cinema milestone, Intolerance, starring Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Elmo Lincoln, Robert Harron and Constance Talmadge. The groundbreaking 1916 epic arrives on Blu-ray on November 5th.

D.W. Griffith changed the course of film history with his 1915 Civil War blockbuster The Birth of a Nation. Spurred on by its colossal success, and stung by charges of glorifying racism, Griffith decided to make his next film a plea for tolerance, acceptance and understanding. he went even bigger on his next epic: the ambitious Intolerance, which links four centuries-apart stories of universal suffering, social injustice and the effects of intolerance through the ages.

"The Modern Story," about a working man wrongly accused of a crime, was later issued as a separate film (The Mother and the Law, 1919). "The Judean Story" tells of Jesus' conflicts with the Pharisees and Rome. "The Medieval Story" is about the effects of the massacre of 16th-century French Huguenots. And "The Babylonian Story," about the conquest of Babylon by Persia, was also issued later as a separate film (The Fall of Babylon, 1919). Skillful cross-cutting (Griffith was the technique's most renowned practitioner), and linking shots of a figure representing Eternal Motherhood rocking a cradle, bring all four stories to a tense climax. Wishing his principal characters to be seen as emblematic of human types rather than individuals, Griffith gave them no names but instead referred to them as the Dear One, or the Boy, or the Musketeer of the Slums, or the Mountain Girl.

With the profits from The Birth of a Nation, Griffith spared no expense on Intolerance, constructing huge sets and hiring thousands of extras for spectacular crowd scenes; the most iconic representation of this lavishness remains the sequence set at the immense walls of Babylon. Famed film critic Pauline Kael called it "perhaps the greatest movie ever made," adding, "it is charged with visionary excitement about the power of movies to combine music, dance, narrative, drama, painting and photography - to do alone what all the other arts together had done." And Orson Welles said, "No town, no industry, no profession, no art form owes so much to a single man."

Intolerance also proved to be an important training ground, with several of its assistant directors going on to important directing careers of their own, including Victor Fleming (The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind), Allan Dwan (Sands of Iwo Jima), Sidney Franklin (The Good Earth) and Tod Browning (Dracula, Freaks).

The Cohen Film Collection presents Intolerance on Blu-ray via a new 2K restoration, 1080p video presentation and two audio options: an uncompressed LPCM 2.0 musical soundtrack mix and Carl Davis' orchestral score in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround. Special features include:
  • Two 1919 full-length features drawn from Intolerance, accompanied by new scores by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
    • The Fall of Babylon
    • The Mother and the Law
  • New featurette with film historian Kevin Brownlow
  • New essays by Cineaste editor Richard Porton and historian William M. Drew
  • Theatrical re-release trailer



Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (3 comments)


jardel
  Oct 21, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Day one for me sure
GDG-013
  Oct 21, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Why I'm a fan of pre-ordering; more than worth the initial cost when it was 1st up for it. Looking forward to this one too.

Top contributor
repete66211
  Oct 21, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Intolerance is historically significant but it's also over-wrought and a bit of a chore to watch. From an academic perspective it's worth owning for any serious movie collector but I fear, like many of the Keatons I own, it wouldn't even make it out of the shrink wrap. Still, it's great to know movies like these are receiving attention and aren't fading away like so many other movies from the silent era.


Add comment



Please login to post a comment.


Red Dwarf: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
Gold Box Deal of the Day
Today only: $44.99

Buy Now


 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Noah
2. Noah
3. Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery
4. Noah
5. Duck, You Sucker
6. Source Code
7. Curtains
8. The Legend of Billie Jean
9. The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
10. Jaws
11. Gangs of New York
12. Under the Skin
13. The Other Woman
14. Maleficent
15. The LEGO Movie

Trending in Theaters
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Noah
3. Lucy
4. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
5. Hercules
6. The LEGO Movie
7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
8. God's Not Dead
9. 300: Rise of an Empire
10. Divergent
11. Transformers: Age of Extinction
12. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
13. RoboCop
14. The Other Woman
15. Maleficent

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Divergent
2.  Noah
3.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
4.  The LEGO Movie
5.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
6.  Lucy
7.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
8.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
9.  Batman: The Complete Series
10.  Hercules 3D
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Divergent
2.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
3.  Lucy
4.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
5.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
6.  Batman: The Complete Series
7.  Hercules 3D
8.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
9.  Godzilla 3D
10.  God's Not Dead
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Divergent
$19.96, Save 50%
2.  Noah
$17.99, Save 55%
3.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
4.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
$24.96, Save 46%
5.  Hercules 3D
$24.99, Save 55%
6.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
7.  Frozen
$24.96, Save 45%
8.  Hercules
$19.99, Save 50%
9.  Rio 2 3D
$22.99, Save 54%
10.  Source Code
$4.99, Save 67%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Breaking Bad: The Complete Series

 United States


$230.99 $102.49





House of Cards: The Complete Second Season

 United States


$65.99 $23.49





Batman: The Complete Series

 United States


$269.97 $179.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices