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Civil War Films
of the Silent Era

(1913-1915)

 

Contents: The Coward (1915), The Drummer of the 8th (1913) and Granddad (1913).

This collection highlights the Civil War film productions of Thomas H. Ince, with one feature film and two early short films, Grandad (1913) and The Drummer of the Eighth (1913).

coverImage Entertainment
2000 DVD edition

Civil War Films of the Silent Era (1913-1915), color-toned black & white and black & white, 134 minutes total, not rated,
including The Coward (1915), black & white and color-tinted black & white, 77 minutes, not rated, The Drummer of the 8th (1913), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and Granddad (1913), black & white and color-toned black & white, 29 minutes, not rated.

Film Preservation Associates, distributed by Image Entertainment,
ID9703DSDVD, UPC 0-14381-9703?-?.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, dual-layered DVD disc, Region 0, 6.5 Mbps average video bit rate, 192 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, snapper DVD case (reissued in standard DVD keepcase), $24.99.
Release date: 19 December 2000.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 8 / audio: 6 / additional content: 7 / overall: 7.

For this edition of Granddad (1913) an excellent 35mm print — which is only marred with a light amount of speckling, dust and scratches — has been utilized for the full-frame video transfer, which still looks OK on today’s high-definition equipment.

The films are accompanied by custom music scores performed on synthesizers by Eric Beheim.

For our reviews of the other films in this collection, see our The Coward on home video and Grandad on home video pages.

 
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Other CIVIL WAR FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

Other SHORT DRAMA FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

 
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