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Fritz Lang: The Silent Films

Street Date:
November 21st, 2017
Movie Release Year:
2017
Studio:
Kino
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Drama, Silent

Director:

Fritz Lang

Plot Synopsis:

DISC ONE

THE SPIDERS (Die Spinnen)
1919-1920 Germany 173 Min. Color Tinted
Part One: THE GOLDEN SEA 69 Min.
Part Two: THE DIAMOND SHIP 104 Min.
Music composed and performed by Ben Model

DISC TWO

HARAKIRI
1919 Germany 87 Min. Color Tinted
Music by Aljoscha Zimmermann

THE WANDERING SHADOW (Das Wandernde Bild)
1920 Germany 67 Min. Color Tinted
Music by Aljoscha Zimmermann
Note: Both films are sourced from standard definition masters that have been up-converted for Blu-ray release.

DISC THREE

FOUR AROUND THE WOMAN (Kämpfende Herzen / Hearts in Struggle / Vier um die Frau)
1921 Germany 84 Min. Color Tinted
Music by Aljoscha Zimmermann

DISC FOUR

DESTINY (Der müde Tod)
1921 Germany 98 Min. Color Tinted
Music composed by Cornelius Schwehr, performed by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB)

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas
  • Restoration demonstration footage
  • 2016 Re-release trailer

DISCS FIVE AND SIX

DR. MABUSE, THE GAMBLER (Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler)
1922 Germany 270 Min. B&W
Music (2001) by Aljoscha Zimmermann

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • "The Story Behind Dr. Mabuse," (52 Min.), a three-part documentary exploring the musical score by Aljoscha Zimmermann, the career of novelist Norbert Jacques, and an analysis of the film

DISCS SEVEN AND EIGHT

DIE NIBELUNGEN
1924-1925 Germany Color Tinted
DISC SEVEN: SIEGFRIED 149 Min.
DISC EIGHT: KRIEMHILD'S REVENGE 131 Min.
Original score by Gottfried Huppertz
Performed by the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • "The Legacy of the Nibelungen," a 68-minute documentary on the making and restoration of the film, by Guido Altendorf and Anke Wilkening
  • Newsreel footage taken on the set

DISC NINE

METROPOLIS
UFA 1927 Germany 148 Min. B&W
Original Score: Gottfried Huppertz
Performed by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB)

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • "Voyage to Metropolis," a 50-minute documentary on the making and restoration of the film
  • Interview with Paula Felix-Didier, curator of the Museo del Cine, Buenos Aires, where previously missing footage was discovered

DISC TEN

SPIES (Spione)
1928 Germany 150 Min. B&W
Piano score (2005) by Neil Brand

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • "Spies: A Small Film With Lots of Action" (2006, 72 Min.) a documentary by Guido Altendorf and Anke Wilkening
  • Original German theatrical trailer (5 min.) courtesy of the Austrian Film Museum, Vienna

DISC ELEVEN

WOMAN IN THE MOON (Frau im Mond)
1929 Germany 169 Min. B&W
Piano score (2005) by Javier Pérez de Azpeitia.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • "Woman in the Moon: The First Scientific Science Fiction Film," a documentary on the making of the film (14 Min.)

DISC TWELVE - BONUS DISC

THE PLAGUE OF FLORENCE (Pest in Florenz)
1919 Germany 102 Min. B&W
Directed by Otto Rippert - Screenplay by Fritz Lang
Based on "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe
Music (2014): Uwe Dierksen.