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Title: Pioneers of African American Cinema
Released: 26th July 2016
SRP: $99.95, $79.95

Further Details:
Kino Lorber has announced the Blu-ray and DVD releases of

Pioneers of African American Cinema

. The five disc collections will include the following movies and extras (Blu-ray exclusives are noted in parenthesis):

Disc One

(Total Running Time 282 minutes):
  • Two Knights of Vaudeville – Ebony Film Co., 1915. 11 minutes. Music by Donald Sosin
  • Mercy the Mummy Mumbled (BLU-RAY ONLY) – Ebony Film Co., 1918. 12 minutes. Music by the Alloy Orchestra.
  • A Reckless Rover – Ebony Film Co., 1918. 14 minutes. Music by Donald Sosin.
  • Within Our Gates – Oscar Micheaux, 1920. 73 minutes. Music by DJ Spooky.
  • The Symbol of the Unconquered: A Story of the KKK – Oscar Micheaux, 1920. 59 minutes. Music by Max Roach.
  • By Right of Birth – Lincoln Motion Picture Co., 1921. 4 minutes. Music by Donald Sosin.
  • Body and Soul – Oscar Micheaux, 1925. 93 minutes. Music by DJ Spooky.
  • Bonus:
    • Screen Snapshots (Micheaux footage, 1920, 1 minute)
    • An Introduction (7 minutes)
    • The Films of Oscar Micheaux (8 minutes)

Disc Two

(Total Running Time - 259 minutes):
  • Regeneration – Richard E. Norman, 1923. 11 minutes. Music by Donald Sosin.
  • The Flying Ace – Richard E. Norman, 1928. 65 minutes. Music by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
  • Ten Nights in a Bar Room – CPFC, 1926. 64 minutes. Music by Donald Sosin.
  • Rev. S.S. Jones Home Movies – Rev. Solomon Sir Jones, 1924-1926. 16 minutes. Music by Andrew Simpson.
  • The Scar of Shame – Frank Peregini, 1929. 86 minutes. Music by Makia Matsumura
  • Bonus:
    • The Color Line (5 minutes)
    • Ten Nights in a Bar Room – An Introduction (4 minutes)
    • About the Restoration (8 minutes)

Disc Three

(Total Running Time - 253 minutes):
  • Eleven P.M. – Richard Maurice, 1928. 60 minutes. Music by Rob Gal.
  • Hell-Bound Train – James and Eloyce Gist, 1930. 50 minutes. Restored by S. Torriano Berry. Music by Samuel Waymon.
  • Verdict Not Guilty – James and Eloyce Gist, 1934. 8 minutes. Restored by S. Torriano Berry. Music by Samuel Waymon.
  • Heaven-Bound Travels (BLU-RAY ONLY) – James and Eloyce Gist, 1935. 15 minutes. Restored by S. Torriano Berry. Music by Samuel Waymon.
  • The Darktown Revue – Oscar Micheaux, 1931. 18 minutes.
  • The Exile – Oscar Micheaux, 1931. 78 minutes.
  • Hot Biskits – Spencer Williams, 1931. 10 minutes.

Disc Four

(Total Running Time - 272 minutes):
  • The Girl from Chicago – Oscar Micheaux, 1932. 70 minutes.
  • Ten Minutes to Live – Oscar Micheaux, 1932. 58 minutes.
  • Veiled Aristocrats – Oscar Micheaux, 1932. 48 minutes.
  • Birthright – Oscar Micheaux, 1938. 73 minutes.
  • Bonus:
    • Veiled Aristocrats Trailer (4 minutes)
    • Birthright Trailer (4 minutes)
    • We Work Again (BLU-RAY ONLY) – WPA Documentary (1937, 15 minutes)

Disc Five

(Total Running Time - 243 minutes):
  • The Bronze Buckaroo – Richard Kahn, 1939. 58 minutes.
  • Zora Neale Hurston Fieldwork Footage (excerpt) – Zora Neale Hurtston, 1928. 3 minutes.
  • Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort South Carolina, May 1940 (excerpt) – Zora Neale Hurston, 1940. 15 minutes.
  • The Blood of Jesus – Spencer Williams, 1941. 56 minutes.
  • Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A. – Spencer Williams, 1946. 60 minutes.
  • Moses Sisters Interview – Pearl Bowser, 1978. 32 minutes.Bonus:
    • Texas Tyler Promo Film with Ossie Davis (1985, 6 minutes)
    • The Films of Zora Neale Hurston (2 minutes)
    • The Films of Spencer Williams (7 minutes)
    • The End of an Era (4 minutes)


Pioneers of African American Cinema

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