Posted Thu Nov 8, 2012 at 12:00 PM PST by Tom Landy
Bonus materials have now been added for D.W. Griffith's 1930 film getting elected to Blu-ray next week.
As previously reported, Kino will be releasing 'Abraham Lincoln' on Blu-ray on November 13.
The film stars Walter Huston in a performance that Mordaunt Hall in his 1930 review in The New York Times called "genuinely fine and inspiring."
Released at the dawn of the sound era, 'Abraham Lincoln' was D.W. Griffith's first talkie, and for this important project, he returned to the historical era of his greatest success, The Birth of a Nation. Walter Huston ('The Devil and Daniel Webster') stars as the nation's 16th president, following his personal triumphs and tragedies.
Griffith's film depicts this American icon with a sensitivity and grace matched only by John Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln. In addition to depicting the life of a remarkable American president, 'Abraham' Lincoln provides viewers with the chance to see one of the master filmmakers of the silent era working within the new medium of sound film.
Often circulated in inferior versions mastered from 16mm prints, the Kino Classics edition is the most complete version available -- with approximately three minutes of footage missing from other DVD releases. The audio elements of these rediscovered scenes have been lost, and the missing dialogue and sound effects are provided via subtitles.
Specs haven't been revealed yet, but the film will be mastered in HD from the 35mm restoration by The Museum of Modern Art and the Blu-ray will include an introduction to The Birth of a Nation, featuring D.W. Griffith and Walter Huston (filmed during production of Abraham Lincoln).
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.95
You can find the latest specs for 'Abraham Lincoln' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under November 13.
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