'Fritz Lang: The Silent Films' Arriving on Blu-ray Next Week

Posted Thu Nov 16, 2017 at 05:03 PM PST by
Metropolis (1927)

The 12-Disc boxed set includes Metropolis, Die Nibelungen, and more.

Kino is set to release 'Fritz Lang: The Silent Films' on Blu-ray on November 21.

The Blu-ray set includes:

Disc 1:
THE SPIDERS
Starring: Carl de Vogt, Ressel Orla, Paul Morgan, Lil Dagover, Georg John, Rudolf Lettinger

Disc 2:
HARAKIRI
Starring: Lil Dagover, Niels Prien, Paul Biensfeldt
THE WANDERING SHADOW
Starring Mia May, Hans Marr, Loni Nest, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Disc 3:
FOUR AROUND THE WOMAN
Starring Carola Toelle, Hermann Böttcher, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Harry Frank

Disc 4:
DESTINY
Starring Bernhard Goetzke Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, Hans Sternberg, Wilhelm Diegelmann, Rudolf Klein-Rogge
SPECIAL FEATURES
* Audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas
* Restoration demonstration footage
* 2016 Re-release trailer

Discs 5-6
DR. MABUSE, THE GAMBLER
Starring Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Aud Egede-Nissen, Gertrude Welcker, Alfred Abel, Bernhard Goetzke, Paul Richter
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
Starring Paul Richter, Margarete Schön, Theodor Loos, Georg John, Hanna Ralph, Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Rudolf Klein-Rogge
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
Starring Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge
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
Starring Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Gerda Maurus, Willy Fritsch, Lupu Pick, Fritz Rasp
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
Starring Willy Fritsch, Gerda Maurus, Klaus Pohl, Fritz Rasp, Gustav von Wangenheim
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

Disc 12 (Bonus Disc):
THE PLAGUE OF FLORENCE
Starring Theodor Becker, Karl Bernhard, Julietta Brandt, Erner Huebsch, Otto Mannstaedt, Anders Wikman.

You can find the latest specs for Fritz Lang: The Silent Films linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under November 21.

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