Win Two Brilliant BFI Birth of a Nation Blu-ray Sets!

  • The Birth of a Nation (1915) has just been released on Blu-ray by the BFI and you can win one of two copies
  • All you have to do is answer a simple question…

This perennially controversial civil war epic is still making tidal waves more than a century after its original release. Directed by silent film supremo D. W. Griffith and starring acting legend Lillian Gish alongside a proverbial cast of thousands, this is the perfect opportunity for you to see what all the fuss – and acclaim – is about.

The Birth of a Nation (1915) UK BFI Blu-ray

The Birth of a Nation (1915) UK BFI Blu-ray

This really is one of the finest Blu-ray packages ever, bar none. No previous version, since the film’s original release, even comes close. Its recent lengthy and costly restoration was one of the most extensive ever, and you can read all read all about it here from the man responsible, Patrick Stanbury of Photoplay Productions. What’s more, The Birth of a Nation 2-disc set is packed to the gills with other restored period films, also all in crystal clear HD.

Thanks to the BFI’s generosity, we’ve two Blu-ray sets to give away. For your chance to win, just TELL US HERE IN OUR FORUMS why you think it’s important even for contentious films such as this to be restored and made available for present and future generations. The closing date is Monday 13th June 2016 and the winner will be picked by Patrick Stanbury himself – good luck!

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This competition is open to readers worldwide, but note that these discs are coded region B for European players. Before entering, please check to ensure your system is capable of playback. You can find out about region coding here.

Lillian Gish in The Birth of a Nation (1915), BFI Blu-ray screenshot

Lillian Gish in The Birth of a Nation (1915), BFI Blu-ray screenshot

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