Fritz Lang the silent films

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The Spiders: While searching for Incan gold and the precious Buddha-head diamond, an adventurer must contend with the Spiders, an organization of criminal spies who will employ any form of treachery to snatch the artifacts from his possession. Originally released as two separate features.
Harakiri: The daughter of a Japanese feudal lord marries a European officer and has his child, but after going back to Europe for several years the officer returns to Japan with a new European wife by his side.
The wandering shadow: In the wake of a sex scandal, a woman seeks solitude in the Bavarian Alps, only to find that she is continually haunted by her past.
Four around the woman: A society woman navigates a complex web of criminal and emotional intrigues.
Destiny: A young woman confronts the personification of Death in an effort to restore life to her deceased fiancé.
Dr. Mabuse, the gambler: A gambler, hypnotist, master of disguises, and all-around criminal mastermind tries to take over Berlin.
Die Nibelungen: Prince Siegfried convinces Brunhild to marry King Gunther so that Siegfried in turn can win the hand of Gunther's sister, Princess Kriemhild. However, hungry for more power, Brunhild spreads lies about Siegfried, leading to a fateful clash that causes Siegfried's death and unleashes his widow's ungodly vengeance upon his murderers. Originally released as two separate features.
Metropolis: Dramatizes the conflict between wealthy über-capitalists and rebellious subterranean laborers, orchestrated by a diabolical scientist who is capable of destroying them both. Includes previously missing footage.
Spies: An undercover agent is assigned to topple the head of an elaborate criminal empire.
Woman in the moon: A tenacious scientist blasts off for the moon in hopes of finding riches there.
The plague of Florence: After Cesare, the ruler of Florence, and his son Lorenzo both fall madly in love with an evil seductress, Lorenzo kills his father and lust and excess overtake the city until Death arrives to unleash a horrible plague.
The Spiders. Part one, The golden sea = Die Spinnen. Teil 1, Der goldene See (69 min.) ; The Spiders. Part two, The diamond ship = Die Spinnen. Teil 2, Das Brillantenschiff (104 min.) / written and directed by Fritz Lang ; produced by Erich Pommer (1919-1920)
Harakiri / directed by Fritz Lang ; produced by Erich Pommer ; screenplay by Max Jungk (1919) (87 min.)
The wandering shadow = Das wandernde Bild / directed by Fritz Lang ; produced by Joe May ; screenplay by Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou (1920) (67 min.)
Four around the woman = Kämpfende Herzen = Vier um die Frau / directed by Fritz Lang ; produced by Erich Pommer ; screenplay by Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou (1921) (84 min.)
Destiny = Der müde Tod / directed by Fritz Lang ; produced by Erich Pommer ; screenplay by Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou (1921) (98 min.)
Dr. Mabuse, the gambler = Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler / directed by Fritz Lang ; produced by Erich Pommer ; screenplay by Thea von Harbou (1922) (270 min.)
Die Nibelungen. Siegfried (149 min.) ; Die Nibelungen. Kriemhild's revenge = Die Nibelungen. Kriemhild's Rache (131 min.) / directed by Fritz Lang ; produced by Erich Pommer ; screenplay by Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou (1924-1925)
Metropolis / directed by Fritz Lang ; screenplay by Thea von Harbou (1927) (148 min.)
Spies = Spione / directed by Fritz Lang ; screenplay by Thea von Harbou ; produced by Erich Pommer (1928) (150 min.)
Woman in the moon = Frau im Mond / produced and directed by Fritz Lang ; screenplay by Thea von Harbou (1929) (169 min.)
Bonus disc. The plague of Florence = Pest in Florenz / directed by Otto Rippert ; produced by Erich Pommer ; screenplay by Fritz Lang (1919) (169 min.).

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Subjects Silent films.
Action and adventure films.
Western films.
Romance films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Fantasy films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Crime films.
Detective and mystery films.
Science fiction films.
Spy films.
Horror films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Publisher [New York, New York] :2017
Edition Blu-ray, Full screen.
Other Titles Nibelungenlied.
Spinnen, Teil 1 : Der goldene See (Motion picture)
Spinnen, Teil 2 : Das Brillantenschiff (Motion picture)
Harakiri (Motion picture : 1919)
Wandernde Bild (Motion picture)
Vier um die Frau (Motion picture)
Müde tod (Motion picture)
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (Motion picture)
Nibelungen : Siegfried (Motion picture : 1924)
Nibelungen : Kriemhilds Rache (Motion picture : 1924)
Metropolis (Motion picture : 1927)
Spione (Motion picture)
Frau im Mond (Motion picture)
Pest in Florenz (Motion picture.
Goldene See.
Golden sea.
Diamond ship.
4 around the woman.
4 um die Frau.
Fritz Lang's Destiny.
Doctor Mabuse, the gambler.
Doktor Mabuse, der Spieler.
Kriemhild's Rache.
Kriemhild's revenge.
Fritz Lang's Die Nibelungen.
Complete Metropolis.
Story behind Dr. Mabuse.
Legacy of Niebelungen.
Voyage to Metropolis.
Madame Butterfly.
Madame Butterfly.
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler.
Masque of the red death.
Silent films
Contributors Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976, film director, film producer, screenwriter.
De Vogt, Carl, 1885-1970, actor.
Orla, Ressel, 1889-1931, actor.
Morgan, Paul, 1886-1938, actor.
Dagover, Lil, actor.
John, Georg, 1879-1934, actor.
Lettinger, Rudolph, 1865-1937, actor.
Prien, Niels, actor.
Biensfeldt, Paul, 1869-1933, actor.
May, Mia, 1884-1980, actor.
Marr, Hans, 1878-1949, actor.
Nest, Loni, actor.
Klein-Rogge, Rudolf, actor.
Toelle, Carola, 1893-1958, actor.
Böttcher, Herman, actor.
Frank, Harry, 1896-1947, actor.
Goetzke, Bernhard, 1884-1964, actor.
Janssen, Walter, 1887-1976, actor.
Sternberg, Hans, 1878-1948, actor.
Diegelmann, Wilhelm, 1861-1934, actor.
Egede Nissen, Aud, actor.
Welcker, Gertrude, actor.
Abel, Alfred, 1879-1937, actor.
Richter, Paul, 1895-1961, actor.
Schoen, Margarete, 1895-1985, actor.
Loos, Theodor, 1883-1954, actor.
Ralph, Hanna, 1885-1978, actor.
Schlettow, Hans von, 1888-1945, actor.
Helm, Brigitte, 1908-1996, actor.
Fröhlich, Gustav, actor.
Maurus, Gerda, 1909-1968, actor.
Fritsch, Willy, 1901-1973, actor.
Pick, Lupu, 1886-1931, actor.
Rasp, Fritz, 1891-1976, actor.
Pohl, Klaus, 1883-1958, actor.
Wangenheim, Gustav von, 1895-1975, actor.
Becker, Theodor, 1880-1952, actor.
Bernhard, Karl (Actor), actor.
Brandt, Julietta, actor.
Huebsch, Erner, actor.
Mannstaedt, Otto, actor.
Wikman, Anders (Actor), actor.
Model, Ben, composer, performer.
Zimmermann, Aljoscha, 1944-2009 composer.
Schwehr, Cornelius, composer.
Huppertz, Gottfried, 1887-1937, composer.
Brand, Neil, composer.
Pérez de Azpeitia, Javier, composer.
Dierksen, Uwe, composer.
Pommer, Erich, 1889-1966, film producer.
Jungk, Max, 1872-1937, screenwriter.
May, Joe, 1880-1954, film producer.
Harbou, Thea von, 1888-1954, screenwriter.
Rippert, Otto, film director.
Belasco, David, 1853-1931. Madame Butterfly.
Long, John Luther, 1861-1927. Madame Butterfly.
Vanloo, Rolf E. Florence.
Jacques, Norbert, 1880-1954. Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. Masque of the red death.
Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, production company.
Kino Classics (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers The Spiders: Carl de Vogt, Ressel Orla, Paul Morgan, Lil Dagover, Georg John, Rudolf Lettinger.
Harakiri: Lil Dagover, Neils Prien, Paul Biensfeldt.
The wandering shadow: Mia May, Hans Marr, Loni Nest, Rudolf Klein-Rogge.
Four around the woman: Carola Toelle, Hermann Böttcher, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Harry Frank.
Destiny: Bernhard Goetzke, Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, Hans Sternberg, Wilhelm Diegelmann, Rudolf Klein-Rogge.
Dr. Mabuse, the gambler: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Aud Egede-Nissen, Gertrude Welcker, Alfred Abel, Bernhard Goetzke, Paul Richter.
Die Nibelungen: Paul Richter, Margarete Schön, Theodor Loos, Georg John, Hanna Ralph, Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Rudolf Klein-Rogge.
Metropolis: Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge.
Spies: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Gerda Maurus, Willy Fritsch, Lupu Pick, Fritz Rasp.
Woman in the moon: Willy Fritsch, Gerda Maurus, Klaus Pohl, Fritz Rasp, Gustav von Wangenheim.
The plague of Florence: Theodor Becker, Karl Bernhard, Julietta Brandt, Erner Huebsch, Otto Mannstaedt, Anders Wikman.
Other Contributors Music, Ben Model (The Spiders), Aljoscha Zimmermann (Harakiri; The wandering shadow; Four around the woman; Dr. Mabuse, the gambler), Cornelius Schwehr (Destiny), Gottfried Huppertz (Die Nibelungen, Metropolis), Neil Brand (Spies), Javier Pérez de Azpeitia (Woman in the moon), Uwe Dierksen (The plague of Florence).
Language No linguistic content
Silent with musical scores, some with English intertitles translated from the original German (all films except Destiny); silent with musical score and original German intertitles (Destiny); accompanying booklet in English.
Notes "The complete silent films of German cinema's supreme stylist."
Title from container.
Originally released as motion pictures, 1919-1929.
Harakiri based on the play Madame Butterfly by David Belasco, adapted from the story by John Luther Long; Four around the woman based on the play Florence, oder, Die Drei bei der Frau, by Rolf E. Vanloo; Dr. Mabuse, the gambler from the novel by Norbert Jacques; Die Nibelungen based on the epic poem Die Nibelungenlied; The plague of Florence based on The masque of the red death, by Edgar Allan Poe.
Accompanying booklet (32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm) comprises an essay by Tom Gunning, filmographies, and program notes.
Destiny: Special features: Audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas; restoration demonstration footage; 2016 re-release trailer.
Dr. Mabuse, the gambler: Special features: The story behind Dr. Mabuse (three-part documentary exploring the musical score by Aljoscha Zimmermann, the career of novelist Norbet Jacques, and an analysis of the film) (52 min.).
Die Nibelungen: Special features: The legacy of Niebelungen (documentary film on the making and restoration of the film, by Guido Altendorf and Anke Wilkening) (68 min.); newsreel footage taken on the set.
Metropolis: Special features: Voyage to Metropolis (documentary on the making and restoration of the film) (50 min.); interview with Paula Felix-Didier, curator of the Museo del Cine, Buenos Aires, where previously missing footage was discovered.
Spies: Special features: Piano score by Neil Brand (2.0 stereo); Spies : a small film with lots of action (documentary by Guido Altendorf and Anke Wilkening) (2006) (72 min.); original German theatrical trailer (5 min.).
Woman in the moon: Special features: Piano score by Javier Pérez de Azpeitia; Woman in the moon : the first scientific science fiction film (documentary on the making of the film) (14 min.).
System Details Blu-ray Disc; region A; full screen (1.33:1) presentations; requires a Blu-ray Disc player.
Description 12 videodiscs (28 hr., 25 min.) : sound, color tinted and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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