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The O’Kalem
Collection:
1910-1915

(1910-2011)

 

Contents: The Lad from Old Ireland (1910) [two versions], Rory O’More (1911), The Colleen Bawn (1911), You Remember Ellen (1912), His Mother (1912) [two versions], For Ireland’s Sake (1914), Come Back to Erin (1914), Bold Emmett, Ireland’s Martyr (1915) and Blazing the Trail: The O’Kalems in Ireland (2011).

coverIrish Film Institute
2011 DVD edition

The O’Kalem Collection: 1910-1915 (1910-2011), black & white and color, 295 minutes total, BBFC Classification E,
including The Lad from Old Ireland (1910) [USA version], black & white, 14 minutes, BBFC Classification E, The Lad from Old Ireland (1910) [German version], black & white, 14 minutes, BBFC Classification E, Rory O’More (1911), black & white, 13 minutes, BBFC Classification E, The Colleen Bawn (1911), black & white, 42 minutes, BBFC Classification E, You Remember Ellen (1912), black & white, 14 minutes, BBFC Classification E, His Mother (1912) [USA version], black & white, 11 minutes, BBFC Classification E, His Mother (1912) [Dutch version], black & white, 11 minutes, BBFC Classification E, For Ireland’s Sake (1914), black & white, 38 minutes, BBFC Classification E, Come Back to Erin (1914), black & white, 13 minutes, BBFC Classification E, Bold Emmett, Ireland’s Martyr (1915), black & white, 36 minutes, BBFC Classification E, and Blazing the Trail: The O’Kalems in Ireland (2011), color and black & white, 86 minutes, BBFC Classification E.

Irish Film Institute, IFIDVD4, unknown UPC number.
Two single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 [short films] and 16:9 anamorphic [documentary] (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; two-disc standard DVD keepcase, €19.99.
Release date: 2011.
Country of origin: Ireland

This collection of short film productions shot abroad in Ireland by the American film company Kalem Film Manufacturing Company and others presents those films that have survived.

A feature-length documentary on the American Irish film productions, Blazing the Trail, is included as supplemental material.

The film are presented with improvised music scores played on piano by Peter Freisinger, with additional violin by Klaudia Szlachta.

While released in Europe, North American collectors WILL NOT need a region-free DVD player to view this Region 0 NTSC edition.

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD edition is available directly from IRISH FILM INSTITUTE.
Other SHORT DRAMA FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
 
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