- Actors: Ethel Moses, Spencer Williams, Evelyn Preer, Herb Jeffries, Francine Everette, Charles Gilpin, Laurence Criner, Lawrence Chenault, Cathryn Caviness Paul Robeson
- Format: Subtitled, NTSC
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Number of discs: 5
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- Studio: Kino Classics
- Release Date: July 26 2016
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- ASIN: B01EME1XUU
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #65,419 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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Pioneers of African American Cinema (5 Discs)
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July 27, 2017
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
This release is a valuable record of early African American film making and I'm so glad I purchased it. Some of the films are in rough shape but their value cannot be overstated. I wish more box-sets like this, with such historical and social value, would be produced and released.
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U Can't Know the Present WO Knowing the Past
January 1, 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
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What a fabulous piece of recovered history! I am so grateful to the folks who engineered this project. From rotting filmstrips in a warehouse in east Texas to remastered discs--what a journey these movies have made. I've only seen the silent films so far---who knew that the famous Micheaux brother tackled the horror of lynching so early on?---and I'm REALLY looking forward to the Spencer Williams religious movies, particularly The Blood of Jesus---but I'm already stunned by this collection. It's almost like stepping into a Tardis. Kudos also on the new jazzy soundtrack for the silents, and on the accompanying booklet. Amazing job!
A first glance tells me that this is an invaluable ...
July 27, 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
26 people found this helpful.
A first glance tells me that this is an invaluable collection, but please note that the DVD version DOES NOT include the following selections, which are indicated in the booklet (though not on the online product description) as being in the Blu-Ray edition only: "Mercy, the Mummy Mumbled," "Heaven-Bound Travelers," and "We Work Again." On the other hand, the booklet notes that the Zorah Neale Hurston fieldwork footage is only available on the Blu-Ray, but it's here on the DVDs ("extras" in disk 5).
I totally love to view these great forgotten movies produced way before ...
August 24, 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
5 people found this helpful.
So lucky to have it. I totally love to view these great forgotten movies produced way before my time. It's a great treasure to have
September 4, 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
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Amazing films. You will not be disappointed. Recommend this collection to all movie lovers.
July 30, 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
Great for students of African American history.