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Destiny (1921)

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Genres: Fantasy, Thriller
Starring: Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, Bernhard Goetzke
Director: Fritz Lang
Plot Synopsis:

A dizzying blend of German Romanticism, Orientalism, and Expressionism, Fritz Lang s DESTINY (Der made Tod) marked a bold step for Lang, away from the conventional melodrama and into the kind of high-concept filmmaking that would culminate in such über-stylized works as Die Nibelungen and Metropolis. DESTINY is a visually ambitious, cinematic allegory in which a young woman (Lil Dagover) confronts the personification of Death (Bernhard Goetzke), in an effort to save the life of her fiancé (Walter Janssen). She is transported to a Gothic cathedral, where lives are represented as burning candles of varying length. Death weaves three romantic tragedies, and offers to unite the girl with her lover, if she can prevent the death of the lovers in at least one of the episodes. Thus begin three exotic scenarios of ill-fated love, in which the woman must somehow reverse the course of destiny: Persia, Quattrocento Venice, and a fancifully-rendered ancient China. Restored by Anke Wilkening on behalf of the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, this definitive presentation of Destiny preserves the original German intertitles and simulates the historic color tinting and toning of its initial release. Accompanying the film is a newly-composed score by Cornelius Schwehr as a commissioned composition by ZDF / ARTE performed by the 70-member Berlin Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Frank Strobel.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: August 30th, 2016
    Movie Release Year: 1921
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Kino Lorber
  • Technical Specs
    Length:98 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray
    Video Resolution/Codec:TBA
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.33:1
    Audio Formats:TBA
    Subtitles/Captions:German Intertitles with Optional English Subtitles
    Special Features:Audio Commentary by film historian Tim Lucas
    2016 Re-release trailer
    Comparison of B&W / Color Footage