Salt of the Earth +
The Hollywood Ten


$24.95 - Order now!

Book + DVD combo
$44.95 - Order now!

One of 100 films chosen by the Library of Congress to be preserved for posterity, Salt of the Earth is based on a 1950 strike by zinc miners in Silver City, New Mexico. Now it is available on DVD!

For the first time, the DVD tells the true story of this troubled production, while also allowing the user to meet the filmmakers, understand the historical background and view the film, all on the same platform. The DVD features a digitally enhanced transfer. (The print hasn't looked this good since the film was released.)

Other features of the DVD include:

  • a documentary about The Hollywood Ten
  • a chronicle of the troubled production and distribution of the only blacklisted feature film
  • hundreds of production stills
  • bios and filmographies of the filmmakers
  • the theatrical trailer
  • shooting and editing notes
  • a history (with hundreds of photos) of the strike that is the subject of the film
  • a history of the Hollywood blacklist
  • the Congressional testimony of the blacklisted
  • and more!