Friday, October 3, 2008
Kino Puts Out Second Griffith Box Set
The modern eye may wince at the mere mention of D.W. Griffith, but he was such a significant figure in the push for film as an art form, that every single one of his films should be (a) restored (b) released on DVD. Kino Video is leading the way to getting the Griffith films out, including now, the obscure The Avenging Conscience (1914), plus a few of his more familiar titles, including his two sound features: Abraham Lincoln (1930) and The Struggle (1931). Griffith Masterworks 2 comes out on Nov. 18.