Rent DJ Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation on DVD

DJ Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation

2007 Rated NR 1hr 40m

Experimental hip-hop musician DJ Spooky remixes D.W. Griffith's controversial 1915 silent movie Birth of a Nation in this innovative film project, deconstructing its distasteful caricatures of slaves and carpetbaggers in the post-Civil War South. Spooky's manipulation of the images, as well as his addition of a new soundtrack, emphasizes the racist elements of the film while creating fresh stories from the fragments of the original.

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Movie Details

Adult content and mild violence
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Filmed in B&W and color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary.