Fritz Lang film – DIE 1000 AUGEN DES DR. MABUSE /THE THOUSAND EYES OF DR. MABUSE – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES – released on Blu Ray

Thousand EyesDIE 1000 AUGEN DES DR. MABUSE /THE THOUSAND EYES OF DR. MABUSE – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (12) 1960 GERMANY LANG, FRITZ BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
Dr. Mabuse resurfacing in the Cold War era, linked to a new methodology of murder and mayhem. Seances, assassinations, and Nazi-engineered surveillance tech—all abound in Lang’s paranoid, and ultimate, filmic labyrinth.

One of the great and cherished “last films” in the history of cinema, Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse provides a stylistic glimpse into the 1960s works on such subjects as sex-crime, youth-culture, and LSD that Lang would unfortunately never come to realise. Nonetheless, Lang’s final film remains an explosive, and definitive, closing statement.

SPECIAL FEATURES
1080p presentation on Blu-ray

Original German soundtrack

Optional English audio track, approved by Fritz Lang

Optional English subtitles

Feature-length audio commentary by film-scholar and Lang expert David Kalat

2002 interview with Wolfgang Preiss

Alternate ending

Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned and original poster artwork

A collector’s booklet featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp; vintage reprints of writing by Lang; an essay by David Cairns; notes by Lotte Eisner on Lang’s final, unrealised projects

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Fritz Lang’s classic – METROPOLIS: 90TH ANNIVERSARY – out of limited edition Blu Ray

METROPOLIS 90METROPOLIS: 90TH ANNIVERSARY (U) GERMANY 1926 B/W. LANG, FRITZ LIMITED EDITION BLU RAY ONLY £34.99
90th Anniversary edition  of this early Science Fiction story of a dehumanized future society

Included in this definitive special edition boxed set of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, are the 150-minute reconstructed and restored version; Giorgio Moroder presents Metropolis – the 1984 re-imagining featuring a soundtrack by Moroder himself; and the original 2001 restoration that was considered the definitive version of the film before the discovery of additional footage which brought the film significantly closer to Lang’s original vision.

Special Features

A Limited Edition Set (2000 units), Hard Bound slipcase containing an amaray and 100 page book, illustrated with newly commissioned artwork specially for this release

150 minute reconstructed and restored 2010 version (including 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world) on Blu-ray

Metropolis Refound – a 2010 documentary by Evangelina Loguerico exploring the rediscovery of the most complete print of the Fritz Lang masterpiece in an Argentinean film museum

Giorgio Moroder presents: Metropolis – the 1984 re-imagining of Metropolis featuring a soundtrack by Moroder himself and artists such as Adam Ant, Pat Benatar, Freddie Mercury and many more

The Fading Image – Documentary which goes behind the scenes of Giorgio Moroder’s restoration and scoring

Pristine HD transfers (1080p on the Blu-ray discs)

The 2001 restoration that was considered the definitive version of the film before the discovery of the Argentina footage (DVD)

2010 symphony orchestra studio recording of the original 1927 Gottfried Huppertz score in 5.1 (2010 version)

Berndt Heller’s arrangement of the Gottfried Huppertz score (2001 version)
Optional English subtitles as well as the original German intertitles

Full length audio commentary by David Kalat and Jonathan Rosenbaum (2010 version)

Full length audio commentary by film historian Enno Patalas (2001 version)

Die Reise nach Metropolis (2010, 53 minutes), a documentary about the film
2010 re-release trailer

A 100-page book featuring extensive writings on the film; interviews with Fritz Lang and a stunning array of rare archival imagery
In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Fritz Lang’s silent film -DER MÜDE TOD – released as a dual format edition

Der Müde TodDER MÜDE TOD – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 2021 GERMANY LANG, FRITZ DUAL FORMAT EDITION £19.99
Silent fantasy drama about a heartbroken young woman who confront Death to save her dead fiancé

Death tells the young woman three tales of lovers and promises her she will be reunited with her beloved if she can first save just one of the lovers from the stories.

 

DVD available to buy at –

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TWO CLASSIC GERMAN FRITZ LANG DR MABUSE FILMS ON DVD

Dr Mabuse the GamblerDOKTOR MABUSE – DER SPIELER (PG) GERMANY 1922 B/W SILENT FRITZ  LANG  2 DISC EDITION  DVD – £19.99   BLU-RAY – £20.99
One of the legendary epics of the silent cinema — and the first part of a trilogy that Fritz Lang developed up to the very end of his career — Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler. [Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler.] is a masterpiece of conspiracy that, even as it precedes the mind-blowing Spione from the close of Lang’s silent cycle, constructs its own dark labyrinth from the base materials of human fear and paranoia.

Rudolf Klein-Rogge plays Dr. Mabuse, the criminal mastermind whose nefarious machinations provide the cover for — or describe the result of — the economic upheaval and social bacchanalia at the heart of Weimar-era Berlin. Initiated with the arch-villain’s diabolical manipulation of the stock-market, and passing through a series of dramatic events based around hypnotism, charlatanism, hallucinations, Chinese incantations, cold-blooded murder, opiate narcosis and cocaine anxiety, Lang’s film maintains an unrelenting power all the way to the final act… which culminates in the terrifying question: “WHERE IS MABUSE?!”

A bridge between Feuillade’s somnambulistic serial-films and modern media-narratives of elusive robber-barons, Lang’s two-part classic set the template for the director’s greatest works: social commentary as superpsychology, poised at the brink of combustion. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Lang’s early masterpiece in its fully-restored version on Blu-ray in 1080p for the first time ever.

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy athttp://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd

Testament of Dr MabuseTESTAMENT DES DR MABUSE  (12) GERMANY 1933   LANG, FRITZ  
DVD – £19.99   BLU-RAY – £20.99
With the etching onto glass of a single word – “MABUSE” – Berlin reawakens into a nightmare. Fritz Lang’s electrifying Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse [The Testament of Dr. Mabuse] is the astonishing second instalment in the German master’s legendary Mabuse series, a film that puts image and sound into an hypnotic arrangement unlike anything seen or heard in the cinema before – or since.

It’s been eleven years since the downfall of arch-criminal and master-of-disguise Dr. Mabuse (Rudolf Klein-Rogge), now sequestered in an asylum under the watchful eye of one Professor Baum (Oskar Beregi). Mabuse exists in a state of “catatonic graphomania”, his only action the irrepressible scribbling of blueprints that would realise a seemingly theoretical “Empire of Crime”. But when a series of violent events courses through the city, police and populace alike start asking themselves with increasing panic: “Who is behind all this?!” The answer borders on the realm of the impossible…

Not only a follow-up to Lang’s earlier Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler. [Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler.], but also, with the presence of Otto Wernicke’s Police Commissioner Lohmann, a semi-sequel to Lang’s immortal masterpiece M, Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse is itself considered by many to be Lang’s greatest achievement – a work of terrible and practically supernatural power that seems to have prophesied the implications of the Nazi scourge. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse for the very first time on Blu-ray, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) edition.

DUAL FORMAT (BLU-RAY + DVD) EDITION

• HD transfer of the film presented in its original aspect ratio, in 1080p on the Blu-ray

• Newly translated optional English subtitles

• Feature-length audio commentary by film scholar and Fritz Lang expert David Kalat

• 52-PAGE BOOKLET featuring writing by Lotte H. Eisner, Fritz Arno Wagner, Michel Chion, and substantial excerpts of vintage interviews with Fritz Lang about the film

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy athttp://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd