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Noahs Ark [DVD] [1928] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004SD5MPI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,173 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of soldiers in the First World War.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alan clayton on 1 Sept. 2013
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In the U.K. at least, this film has been unavailable for very many years in any form other than in a substantially cut abridgement by Robert Youngson with a non-stop added narration. Some have complained that this copy from the Warner archives is incomplete, but this is a lot better than anything seen in the U.K. since the war, and to call it incomplete may be misleading: according to Wikipedia its premier length of 135 mins. was immediately after cut by "about half an hour." That would reduce its original release to about 105 mins, and this copy has a running time of 108 mins., although that includes a prolonged "Overture" of 7 mins.
The film, released in 1928, is largely silent, with original soundtrack of music, sometimes classical, and sound effects, and occasionally with recorded dialogue, which sits uneasily amongst the silent material. The opening overture, in tinny sound and without any musical merit, seems interminable, and forms a bad introduction to the film: my advice for a first viewing would be to omit it by going straight to Chapter 2 . Indeed, generally the principals are not served well by this early sound: their pace is deliberately and unnaturally slow, and their enunciation exaggerated (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams comes out of this with most credit).
The film tells two parallel stories, following in the wake of "The Ten Commandments", one modern, beginning in 1913, through to the end of the 1st World War, and the other biblical: appropriately, the sound dialogue is limited to the first of these, and occupies only a small proportion of that, although it tends to erupt rather without warning. Elsewhere the music and effects are generally successful and contribute well to atmosphere.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By film guide on 20 Jun. 2011
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i love silent films and this is great. its a part-talkie, it starts of silent but there is a talking scene. the films about two friend's before and during world war 1. they survive a spectacular train crash, and one friend falls in love with a girl they rescue from the train and later from a villain who try's to rape her.when war starts they join the army and fighting in the tranchses. then later when they are all trapped in a caller the film changes to a -40 min biblical story Noahs Ark,with spectacular scenes and then the flood is amazing for a 1928 film, then it goes back to the first world war.picture quality great, no extras.will play on region 2.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. C. Davies on 18 Mar. 2013
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The type of film that couldn't be afforded today - with a "cast of thousands." The production values are immense and the action never stalls.

A film to be recommended as a genuine work of art.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Good movie - don't buy it! 8 April 2011
By Mac McIlmoil - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Made when films were finding their voice, this movie has moments of spoken dialog. It also contains two stories in two different times. There is the old testament story of Noah and the flood and the twentieth century story of mankind going to war, paralleling the decline seen in Noah's time.

Special effects are great for the year filmed - some not bad even by today's standards. No wonder some extras may have died. Robert Osborne (TMC) said the director was warned of dangers of flood sequence and simply said everyone should therefore be careful.

It was once 135 minutes but cut to 75 in 1957 re-release (per IMDB.com) then restored to this 100 minute version.

I liked it but still say DON'T BUY IT, at least not as it is being sold here (Amazon, new 2011 release, DVD-R). That's the rub, DVD-R. I recorded it from TCM on DVD-R, created artwork and it cost me about five bucks. Why pay $25 for the same thing?

I gave the film four stars as I don't like to diminish a film's review because of something external. If so, I would cut to two stars.

Amazon should put a big warning label on all DVD-R's... flashing neon sign - something.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A forgotten gem of the First World War. Ignore the cover 16 Oct. 2014
By JOSEPH OLIVER - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
If you chose to buy this film make sure it is the version that has been restored with full talking. Some versions of the film have the talking pieces removed. In saying that it's quite a strange film. It was a success in its day costing over $1 million to make. It grossed $2 though. I found it a bit strange because it starts as a silent film then you have some dialogue and then back to music. It was an early experiment with the talkies when the studios weren't really sure if talkies were really going to talk off.

The latter 20% of the film goes from the front of the First World War to ancient biblical times - to Noah and the Ark to be exact. There is no lead up to it. All the actors are playing dual roles. It's supposed to be symbolic of the cleansing of the waters of the Flood and the cleansing of the Blood of the soldiers in the Great War. It was 1928 after all and they thought that there would be no more wars! Some actors were killed in the flood scenes and no expense was spared in the re enactment of the Flood and the royal court. A cast of thousands as it were.

George O Brien is, as always, great in the leading man role. It surprises me that in the centenary of the Great War that this film has been so neglected. Well worth a viewing.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Noah's Ark 21 Jan. 2014
By Dave Woodward - Published on Amazon.com
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good quality silent movie...make more of them available please. very good story line..was able to follow in the bible. thanks
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A Great Morality Play 5 May 2014
By 1937Forever - Published on Amazon.com
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I expected it to be all CB DeMille Bible-like but was a very good interwoven WWI story with a throw-back story of Genesis to build an allegory of the results of man's nature (war/sin) and the future of the world after this debacle (war/flood). It is really not a silent as it has some dialogue/sound effects/music throughout. I enjoyed it and want to see it again with some friends to get their reaction. I don't know if kids would understand this - a very mature audience film.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
GET OUT YOUR WADERS! 25 Aug. 2014
By Ronald Adams - Published on Amazon.com
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An early disaster classic with amazing flood scenes used numerous times as stock footage in other films. Look fast and you might catch John Wayne as one of the victims of the many flood victims. Told in allegory style with a World War I story comparing with the Noah flood story to great effect.
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