Criterion Releasing Fritz Lang's 'M'

Posted Tue Feb 16, 2010 at 12:00 PM PST by

Fritz Lang's 1931 crime drama is slated for a high-definition release this May.

The Criterion Collection says 'M' is coming to Blu-ray on May 11.

The Blu-ray release will feature 1080p video, a German LPCM mono soundtrack (with English subtitles), and supplements include: Audio commentary by German film scholars Anton Kaes and Eric Rentschler; The long-lost English-language version of M; Documentary on the physical history of M, from production to distribution to digital restoration; Conversation with Fritz Lang, a fifty-minute film by William Friedkin; Claude Chabrol's short film M le maudit, plus a video interview with Chabrol; Classroom audiotapes of editor Paul Falkenberg discussing M and its history, set to clips from the film; Video interview with Harold Nebenzal, son of M producer Seymour Nebenzal; Stills gallery, with behind-the-scenes photos and production sketches; and a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Stanley Kauffmann, a 1963 interview with director Fritz Lang, the script for a missing scene, and contemporaneous newspaper articles.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray has been set at $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'M' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 11.

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