A boy surrounded by violence grows up to become an infamous gangster.
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Format:  DVD-R
item number:  72DEX
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Regeneration for $19

DVD Features:

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 12 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: February 4, 2020
  • Originally Released: 1915
  • Label: Mr. FAT-W Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 5


User Ratings: 401
Pioneering crime drama, brilliantly made, with rich acting, stunning photography of NY slums, creative visual style. Full Review
Classic Film and Television
Aug 15, 2005
Revelling in the cinema's power to set a vast scene in a single glance, Walsh gives the spare, schematic story a novelistic amplitude.
New Yorker
Nov 5, 2013
[Regeneration is] distinguished by a remarkable approach to physical casting, a robust treatment of violent action, and a sheer narrative pace to shame contemporary ponderousness. Full Review
Time Out
Nov 5, 2013
...Filmed in gritty Bowery locales and exploring the causes of crime in convincing detail...
USA Today
Sep 8, 1995
Rating: 4/4 -- An astonishingly impressive and durable movie for its years. Full Review
TV Guide
Nov 5, 2013
Rating: 4/4 -- It's an extraordinary film. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Nov 5, 2013

Product Description:

Filmed on location in the Bowery of New York before World War I, this silent feature is the first gangster movie about a hoodlum who is turned away from a life of crime by a beautiful social worker. Also includes a short called "The Police Force of New York City" filmed in 1910 and a newly recorded musical score, composed and performed by Philip Carli.

Plot Synopsis:

Filmed on location in the slums of the lower east side, "Regeneration" follows the story of a tough-as-nails orphan as he grows up alone on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Having spent his formative years running with a dangerous crowd of thugs and petty thieves, he becomes a prosperous, full-time criminal by the tender age of 25. But through the inspiration of Mamie Rose, the kind-hearted matron of a downtown mission, he eventually realizes that it's not too late for him to regain his lost innocence.


Production Notes:

  • REGENERATION was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 2000.
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 44,650
  • UPC: 191091537077
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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