Call number: DVD-3726

LANG, Fritz

Nero-Film AG (Berlin), 1931
Producer: Seymour Nebenzahl
Screenplay: Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang
Photography: Fritz Arno Wagner
Production design: Emil Hasler

Hans Beckert 	         Peter Lorre	
Mutter Beckmann 	 Ellen Widmann	
Elsie Beckmann 	         Inge Landgut	
Safecracker 		 Gustaf Gründgens	
Burglar 		 Friedrich Gnass	
Cardsharp	 	 Fritz Odemar 	
Pickpocket 		 Paul Kemp	
Confidence man 	         Theo Lingen	
Chief of Police	         Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur	
Minister 		 Franz Stein	
Police Inspector Lohmann Otto Wernicke
110 minutes
In German with optional English subtitles

Dual format edition on Blu-ray disc and 2 DVDs

This is DVD 1

Region code 2
Aspect ratio 1.19:1 original aspect ratio pillarboxed
Languages Optional English subtitles
Features Restored 1080p high-definition transfer in the correct 1.19:1 ratio, with restored sound
Two audio commentaries: one by the German film scholars Anton Kaes and Eric Rentschler; the other featuring the film restoration expert Martin Koerber, the director Peter Bogdanovich, the historian Torsten Kaiser and excerpts from Bogdanovich's 1965 audio interviews with Lang
The original 1932 British release version of M, presented in its entirety, recently rediscovered after 70 years, featuring different actors, alternate takes and Peter Lorre's first performance in English (see above)
Zum Beispiel Fritz Lang, a 1968 documentary with Fritz Lang discussing his career in German cinema (see above)
48-page illustrated booklet, including writing by Fritz Lang, the historian Robert Fischer, details of a missing scene, behind-the-scenes stills and production drawings
Source Eureka. Masters of Cinema, 9

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