DVD Edition Filmmuseum

The River

CHF 36.00 / EUR 30.00

The 2-disc DVD presents a new reconstruction of Frank Borzage's masterpiece from the last year of American silent cinema, The River. For the first time Cinémathèque Suisse was able to include a recently discovered erotic sequence which was cut by the censors. Janet Bergstrom discusses in a visual essay the relationship between F.W. Murnau and Frank Borzage at the end of the 20s at Fox. The DVD also includes the first three 1915/16 Western movies by and with Frank Borzage, a collection of production stills and texts by Borzage biographer Hervé Dumont.

The River, directed by: Frank Borzage, USA 1929, 55 Min.
Murnau and Borzage at Fox – The Expressionist Heritage, 2007 (36')
Stills and production stills from The River
Rare original documents about the film and Frank Borzage's early films as ROM features
The Pitch o' Chance, 1915 (25')
The Pilgrim, 1916 (28')
Nugget Jim's Pardner, 1916 (25')
Music score by Günter A. Buchwald
Production stills showing Frank Borzage as actor and director in the beginning of his career

Edition Filmmuseum – Double DVD
Language English intertitles Subtitles deutsch, français
Screen 1:1.33 - 4/3 PAL, b&w Sound Music score DD 2.0 FSK 14+ Region code All regions

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