'The Blue Angel' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST by

The 1930 classic from Josef von Sterberg is getting an ultimate edition Blu-ray in December.

In an early announcement to retailers, Kino Video says 'The Blue Angel' will hit Blu-ray on December 17.

Emil Jannings ('The Last Laugh') stars as Professor Rath, the sexually repressed instructor of a boys' prep school. After learning of the pupils' infatuation with a local nightclub songstress, he decides to personally investigate the matter. But as soon as he enters the shadowy Blue Angel nightclub and steals one glimpse of the smoldering Lola-Lola (Marlena Dietrich), Rath is fatefully seduced by the throaty voice of the vulgar siren.

The crowning achievement of the Weimar cinema, The Blue Angel is an exquisite parable of one man's fall from respectability, and the film that catapulted Marlene Dietrich to international stardom.

The 2-disc set will include the original German-language version with optional English subtitles, newly restored in HD from archival 35mm elements by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung; The English-language version, on Blu-ray for the first time; Scene comparison of the two versions; Marlene Dietrich's Blue Angel screen test; Dietrich interview and concert footage; two trailers; and image gallery.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Blue Angel' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under December 17.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Blue Angel: Two-Disc Ultimate Edition (Blu-ray)
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