The Kinetophone: A Fact! A Reality!

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  • Package Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 18.03 x 13.76 x 1.48 cm; 83 Grams
  • Media Format ‏ : ‎ NTSC
  • Release date ‏ : ‎ 7 August 2018
  • Studio ‏ : ‎ Undercrank Prod
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07FSWS4VK
  • Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1
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In 1913, the Thomas Edison Company made talking pictures using a sound-on-cylinder system called The Kinetophone. These pioneering sound movies were shown in theatres for about a year, and featured vaudeville acts, comedy sketches, dramatic scenes and musical performances. Only 8 of the 200 Kinetophone films made survive in both film and cylinder elements, and these have now been digitally restored and synchronized by the Library of Congress, and are presented here for the first time in 105 years. The Films (all 1913): The Edison Kinetophone, Musical Blacksmiths, Nursery Favorites, The Deaf Mute, The Edison Minstrels, The Five Bachelors, The Old Guard, and Jack's Joke. Bonus: "So Amazingly Perfect They Are Really Weird" (2018), mini-documentary on the Kinetophone films' history, technology and their restoration; The Politician (1913), a Kinetophone film whose sound cylinder is still lost, presented here with a musical score by Ben Model. Region 0. [Note: This product is an authorized, licensed DVD and is manufactured on demand]

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Eric Shapiro
4.0 out of 5 stars 1913 Talking Pictures Worth a Listen
Reviewed in Canada on 11 April 2019
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4.0 out of 5 stars If you love film history, you will love this DVD
Reviewed in the United States on 6 September 2018
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth having in your collection but you won't watch it often
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henry schmidt
5.0 out of 5 stars A historic video - Edison's first sound films from 1913 with great documentary
Reviewed in the United States on 4 February 2019
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B. C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique DVD introduces an important element in the attempts to link sound to pictures
Reviewed in the United States on 10 December 2018
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