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Mamba

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Jean Hersholt, Eleanor Boardman, Ralph Forbes
Director: Albert S. Rogell
Plot Synopsis:

An exotic adventure set among ivory traders and military officers in Colonial East Africa, MAMBA stars Jean Hersholt as a corrupt land-owner who battles a German officer (Ralph Forbes) over the honor of a young woman (Eleanor Boardman). But the romantic triangle is shattered when the indigenous population mounts an epic assault upon its oppressors. Billed as the first feature-length all-talking Technicolor drama, MAMBA was an bold attempt by the low-budget Tiffany Productions to compete with the major studios. For decades it was considered a lost film, until an original print was discovered in Australia. Photochemically preserved and digitally restored, this edition reveals that MAMBA is much more than a curiosity item; it is a film of remarkable artistic ambition, with such diverse influences as Erich von Stroheim’s sexually frank melodramas and the “unchained camera” of the German silent cinema.

Special Features:
-Audio commentary by filmmaker Brian Trenchard Smith
-Interview with Paul Brennan on the rediscovery and restoration of Mamba, excerpted from the documentary Splice Here: A Projected Odyssey, by Rob Murphy
-Theatre of Dreams, a documentary short on Murray and Pat Matthews, the Australian film collectors who discovered the sole surviving print of Mamba

  • Release Details
    Release Date: May 10th, 2022
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1930
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Kino Lorber
  • Technical Specs
    Length:78 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.2:1
    Audio Formats:English: DTS-HD MA 2.0
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH