I would think long and hard before dishing out $30 for this movie, which is only for die-hard Paul Robeson fans, of whom I'm one. The video quality is very good, the sound is excellent, though I found the music jarring. At the beginning there is some very atmospheric slide guitar music, but this soon changes to a strange honky-tonk horn concert that doesn't match the action at all. The film was re-assembled out of 9 reels, of which only 8 were left, thanks to censorship. It has been re-assembled horribly. It simply doesn't make any sense. The continuity breaks down utterly in the last third of the movie. At one point money stolen from a Bible is gone. In the final scene it is back. The evil preacher beats a man seemingly to death, then disappears into the woods. A few seconds later the man comes back to life. We never see the evil preacher again. WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? Much of the action takes place in a single room. Michaux never seems to have heard of D.W. Griffith, moving camera, tracking shots. There is very little technique involved in the camerawork. Robeson is splendid, but he is only allowed to be splendid in about 10 minutes' worth of the film. I can't help thinking there was a fine, interesting movie here, but it has been glued back together so haphazardly and stupidly that it is practically impossible to follow. Again, it's fascinating to see Robeson playing a villain, something he wasn't allowed to do except in "Emperor Jones," for the rest of his career. But it is extremely difficult to make any rhyme or reason out of this movie. If you want 10 minutes of scattered shots of Robeson as a brilliant young actor just coming into his own, buy it. If you want a coherent movie, think twice.