Call number: DVD-4947


Early Murnau. Five Films, 1921-1925

On 3 Blu ray discs

This is Blu ray disc 3, containing:

MURNAU, Friedrich Wilhelm
Der Letzte Mann [The Last Laugh] [The Last Man]

Ufa, 1924; released 23 December 1924
Producer: Erich Pommer
Screenplay: Carl Mayer, inspired by Nikolai Gogol´'s story 'The Overcoat'
Photography: Karl Freund
Production design: Robert Herlth, Walter Röhrig
Original music by Giuseppe Becce (1924), orchestrated and performed by Detlev Glanert (2003)

Hotel doorman 		        Emil Jannings 
His niece			Maly Delschaft 
Her bridegroom    		Max Hiller 
The bridegroom's aunt    	Emilie Kurz 
Hotel manager   		Hans Unterkircher 
Young guest    		        Olaf Storm 
Guest with pot belly    	Hermann Vallentin 
Nightwatchman		        Georg John 
Thin neighbour    		Emmy Wydaa 
91 minutes
German intertitles with optional English subtitles, silent with added music score

Blu ray disc
Region code B
Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Languages Optional English subtitles
Features New high-definition presentations
Newly translated English subtitles
What Will You Be Tomorrow?, a new video essay by filmmaker and critic David Cairns, 16 minutes 37 seconds
Der letzte Mann – Das "Making Of" (The Last Laugh – the "Making of"), 2003, directed by Luciano Berriatúa, 40 minutes 34 seconds, in German with optional English subtitles
100-page booklet featuring writing by Charles Jameux, Lotte H. Eisner, Janet Bergstrom, Tony Rayns, and archival imagery
Source Eureka. Masters of Cinema, 140-144

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