The Story Of The Kelly Gang has been confirmed as the first feature length film ever made. Released in 1909 it received a controversial reception. Ned Kelly was executed 30 years earlier and so his story was still relatively fresh. Many people saw this film as a glorification of crime. Over a century later and the film is one of the most significant films of all time. Sadly little of it remains and strung together the footage runs a total of 15 minutes. There is little context and the footage has very little narrative and it can only be viewed for study and/or nostalgic purposes. I understand the film's importance but there's very little to enjoy from it really. Technically speaking the scenes are poorly staged and in silent-era standards its mediocre and contrived. Kudos to the National Film & Sound Archive for restoring the film to its current presentation. They do some amazing things with rare and lost films. The dvd offers the film in several presentations; silent, with piano accompaniment, with an experimental soundtrack by electro group Endorphin and with two historian commentaries.