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4.0 out of 5 stars A must-see silent film
Intolerance is historically significant in the grand scheme of film-making. D.W. Griffith tells four separate stories--all linked with the abstract concept of intolerance. Though dated (hey, it was made in 1916) it still has a gripping series of climaxes that make it worthwhile.
Published on Oct. 24 2011 by Lava1964

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1.0 out of 5 stars Not the Alpha!
Sigh! Once again there is just review after review of the plot and background of a movie, but not one word on the technical aspects and viewability of any given release! I recently decided to purchase Intolerance, but the exisitng reviews did little in helping me chose which version to get. I will admit I was tempted to get the Kino version since I have had good...
Published on July 9 2009 by James Dickinson


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1.0 out of 5 stars Not the Alpha!, July 9 2009
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James Dickinson "Front" (Toronto, Canada) - See all my reviews
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Sigh! Once again there is just review after review of the plot and background of a movie, but not one word on the technical aspects and viewability of any given release! I recently decided to purchase Intolerance, but the exisitng reviews did little in helping me chose which version to get. I will admit I was tempted to get the Kino version since I have had good experiences with other releases from that studio, but the extremely reasonable price of the Alpha Video release won me over. It was a big mistake!!! The film is grainy and fuzzy. It's obvious that not a bit of effort was put into getting a good print, let alone restoring it. Out of curiousity, I took the DVD over to a friend's and compared it to a release from Image Entertainment: It was clearer, the contrast was better and was not nearly as grainy.

Please, we need more reviews like this so that studios which put out good quality versions will be applauded and those which don't properly chastized!
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3.0 out of 5 stars An historical landmark, April 1 2004
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D. W. Griffith's films are badly dated now. Birth of a Nation is historically important, but violently racist. Intolerance isn't overtly racist, but just as simple-minded. On the other hand, no one, in the history of film, has ever been as ambitious. No one else has taken four different stories, from four different historical periods, and combined them in one grand epic - like four tributaries flowing into one great river. For students of film only.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Intolerance review, April 14 2013
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Amazing movie landmark!! No remastering though. I will have to look for a remastered copy as this one is very difficult to look at.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A must-see silent film, Oct. 24 2011
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Intolerance is historically significant in the grand scheme of film-making. D.W. Griffith tells four separate stories--all linked with the abstract concept of intolerance. Though dated (hey, it was made in 1916) it still has a gripping series of climaxes that make it worthwhile.
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