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Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976 (Added Author). Lorre, Peter. (Added Author). Widmann, Ellen. (Added Author). Landgut, Inge. (Added Author). Wernicke, Otto, 1893-1965 (Added Author). Loos, Theodor, 1883-1954 (Added Author). Gründgens, Gustaf. (Added Author). Harbou, Thea von, 1888-1954 (Added Author). Nebenzal, Seymour. (Added Author). Wagner, Fritz Arno, 1894-1958 (Added Author). Falkenberg, Paul. (Added Author). Kaes, Anton. (Added Author). Rentschler, Eric. (Added Author). Friedkin, William. (Added Author). Chabrol, Claude, 1930-2010 (Added Author). Nebenzal, Harold. (Added Author). Gnass, Friedrich, 1892-1958 (Added Author). Kemp, Paul. (Added Author). Lingen, Theo, 1903-1978 (Added Author). Blümner, Rudolf. (Added Author). John, Georg, 1879-1934 (Added Author). Valetti, Rosa. (Added Author). Odemar, Fritz, 1890-1955 (Added Author). Cinematography, Fritz Arno Wagner ; editing, Paul Falkenberg. (Cast).

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  • ISBN: 9781604659924
  • Physical Description: videodisc
    videodisc
    2 videodiscs (110 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (25 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm).
  • Edition: Special ed.
  • Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2004]

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General Note: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1931.
Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary by German film scholars Anton Kaes & Eric Rentschler; color bars.
Special features (disc 2): "Conversation with Fritz Lang" by William Friedkin (c1975, 49 min.); "M le maudit" short film by Claude Chabrol (c1982, 11 min.); interview with Chabrol about Lang (7 min.); interview with Harold Nebenzal, the son of producer Seymour Nebenzal (c2004, 14 min.); classroom tapes of editor Paul Falkenberg discussing "M" and its history (c1976-1977, 36 min.); "The physical history of M" featurette (c2004, 25 min.); gallery, with production stills, behind-the-scenes photos and production sketches by art director Emil Hasler.
Booklet includes an essay by film critic Stanley Kauffman ("The mark of 'M'"); 3 contemporaneous articles about the film ("My film 'M' : a factual report", "Fritz Lang's 'M' : filmed sadism" & "Gangsters, too, have their professional honor"); interview with Lang by Gero Gandert ("Fritz Lang on 'M' : an interview", c1963).
In German, with optional English subtitles.
Formatted Contents Note: Disc 1. The film -- Disc 2. The supplements. Conversation with Fritz Lang / William Friedkin -- M le maudit / Claude Chabrol -- Paul Falkenberg discussing the film and its history -- Interview with Harold Nebenzal -- A physical history of M -- Stills gallery, with behind-the-scenes photos and production sketches by art director Emil Hasler.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Cinematography, Fritz Arno Wagner ; editing, Paul Falkenberg.
Participant or Performer Note: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke, Theodor Loos, Gustaf Gründgens, Friedrich Gnass, Fritz Odemar, Paul Kemp, Theo Lingen, Rudolf Blümner, Georg John, Rosa Valetti.
Summary, etc.: When a serial killer is stalking the children of the city, everyone, including the criminal underworld, wants to see him brought down. The story is based on the Düsseldorf child murders of 1929.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, standard format (1.19:1); Dolby digital mono.
Language Note:
In German, with optional English subtitles.
Subject: German Language Films
Children -- Death -- Drama
Serial murders -- Germany -- Drama
Serial murder investigation -- Germany -- Drama
Organized crime -- Germany -- Drama
Children -- Death
Organized crime
Serial murder investigation
Serial murders
Germany
Genre: Foreign films.
Feature films -- Germany.
Film noir.
Foreign language films -- German.
Detective and mystery films.
Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film noir.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Foreign films.
Feature films.
Detective and mystery films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Fiction films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures) -- Germany.
Feature films -- Germany.
Foreign films.

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Victoria Avenue GERMAN FIC M 38080600023988 Adult DVD Available -

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