In the land of the head hunters /
a film by Edward S. Curtis.
imprint
[Harrington Park, N.J.] : Milestone Film & Video [2014]
description
2 videodiscs (approximately 110 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
193392070X, 9781933920702
format(s)
Blu-ray
Holdings
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imprint
[Harrington Park, N.J.] : Milestone Film & Video [2014]
isbn
193392070X
9781933920702
publisher #
00144
MileBD00144
contents note
Disc 1: In the land of the head hunters : a drama of primitive life on the shores of the North Pacific / The World Film Corporation presents ; from story written and pictures made by Edward S. Curtis, produced by The Seattle Film Co., Inc. (approximately 66 min. ; 1914) -- Disc 2: In the land of the war canoes : Kwakiutl Indian life on the Northwest coast / a Milestone film release ; story written and picture made in 1914 by Edward S. Curtis ; edited by professor George Irving Quimby, professor Bill Holm, Burke Museum, University of Washington (approximately 44 min. ; 1973).
credits note
In the land of the head hunters: Assistant director, interpreter, research, George Hunt, 'Maxwa̲laga̲lis/K'ix̲itasu ; music, Turning Point Ensemble.
In the land of the war canoe: Consulting editor and sound recordist, David Gerth ; production manager, Bill Ross.
general note
Disc 1 special features: commentary soundtrack featuring Bill Holm, Andy Everson, Aaron Glass; The Head Hunters Reconstruction Project, Edmund August Schwinke stills gallery, Turning Point Ensemble and the score, and a trailer for "In the land of the head hunters".
Disc 2 special features: The Indian the image maker, a cultural presentation by the Gwa'wina dancers, and cylinder recordings (audio only) by Edward S. Curtis.
In the land of the head hunters is a silent film with English intertitles and is accompanied by a musical score. In the land of the war canoes includes sound.
In the land of the head hunters: originally filmed in 1914, "restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive in cooperation with the Field Museum of Natural History".
Title from container.
abstract
In the land of the head hunters: In 1911, as part of his massive undertaking, famed Northwest photographer Edward S. Curtis travelled to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to visit the Kwakwaka'wakw. By the next year, needing money for his project and to add to his research and still photography work, Curtis decided that the best way to record the traditional way of life and ceremonies of the Kwakwaka'wakw was to make one of the first feature motion pictures--a story of love triangle and revenge among the Kwakwaka'wakw of British Columbia.
In the land of the war canoe: a remake of In the land of the head hunters which uses the original footage but is abridged, and includes a restructured story and a soundtrack.
language note
In the land of the war canoes In Kwak'wala dialogue with optional English SDH subtitles.
catalogue key
9958530
technical details
Blu-ray; DTS-HD master audio 5.1 or LPCM 2.0 soundtracks (disc 1) and LPCM 2.0 soundtracks (disc 2).

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