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The Kinetophone: A Fact! A Reality!

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Undercrank Prod
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Aug 2018
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  • ASIN: B07FSWS4VK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,809 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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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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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars If you love film history, you will love this DVD
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A. Burchfield
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
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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
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M. Kenny
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a fun set of OLD sound movies.
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