Fritz Lang: The Silent Films (BLU-RAY)

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The complete silent films of German cinema's supreme stylist. A twelve-disc blu-ray collection including Metropolis (1927), Die Nibelungen (1924), Spies (1928), Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922), Destiny (1921), The Spiders (1919), Woman in the Moon (1929), Four Around the Woman (1921), Harakiri (1919), The Wandering Shadow (1920), The Plague of Florence (1919). 

Blu-ray Extras Include:

Disc 4: DESTINY - SPECIAL FEATURES

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


Discs 5-6:  DR. MABUSE, THE GAMBLER - 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 7-8:  DIE NIBELUNGEN - 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 9:  METROPOLIS - 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 10:  SPIES - 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 11: WOMAN IN THE MOON - SPECIAL FEATURES

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

32 page booklet with essay by Tom Gunning