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Title Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse [videorecording] / ein Fritz Lang Film ; der Nero ; [director, Fritz Lang ; producer, Seymour Nebenzal ; screenplay, Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou].
Published [United States] : Criterion Collection, c2004.
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 Music & Media - Circulating Videos  PN1997 .T478 2004    IN LIBRARY
Description 2 videodiscs (ca. 121 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion collection ; 231
Criterion collection ; 231.
Credits Directors of photography, Karl Vash, Fritz Arno Wagner ; art directors, Emil Hasler, Karl Vollbrecht ; editors, Lothar Wolff, Conrad von Molo ; music, Hans Erdmann ; special effects, Ernst Kunstmann.
Note Title on disc labels : Testament of Dr. Mabuse
DVD release of the 1933 motion picture.
Based on the novel by Norbert Jacques.
"Complete, uncut original director's version"--Container.
Special features: audio commentary by David Kalat; complete French-language version of the film "Le testament du Dr. Mabuse" filmed simultaneously with French actors; excerpts from "For example Fritz Lang", 1964 interview with Lang; "Mabuse in mind", 1984 film by Thomas Honickel featuring an interview with actor Rudolf Schündler; comparison between the 1933 German version, the French version, and "The crimes of Dr. Mabuse", the edited and dubbed American version of the film; interview with Mabuse expert Michael Farin about the literary inventor of the series, Norbert Jacques; rare production designer drawings by art director Emil Hasler; collection of memorabilia, press books, stills and posters; new essay by Tom Gunning.
System Reqs DVD, region 1; full screen (1.19:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono, RSDL dual-layer.
Cast Oscar Beregi, Sr., Paul Bernd, Henry Bless, Gustav Diessl, Paul Henckels, Oskar Höcker, Georg John, Rudolf Klein-Rogge.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Locked away in an asylum for a decade and teetering between life and death, the criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse has scribbled his last will and testament: a manifesto establishing a future empire of crime. When the document's nefarious writings start leading to terrifying parallels in reality, it's up to Berlin's star detective, Inspector Lohmann, to connect the fragmented, maddening clues in a case unlike any other. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse appropriates slogans and ideas from the newly ascendant Nazi party and puts them into the mouth of a madman, warning the audience of the horrible menace that was rapidly becoming a reality.
Language In German with optional English subtitles.
Subject Criminals -- Germany -- Berlin -- Drama.
Criminal behavior -- Germany -- Berlin -- Drama.
Detective and mystery plays -- Germany -- Berlin.
Genre Feature films.
Motion pictures, German.
Related Names Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976.
Nebenzal, Seymour.
Harbou, Thea von, 1888-1954.
Beregi, Oszkár, 1876-1965.
Bernd, Paul.
Bless, Henry.
Diessl, Gustav, 1899-1948.
Henckels, Paul, 1885-1967.
Höcker, Oskar, 1840-1894.
John, Georg, 1879-1934.
Klein-Rogge, Rudolf.
Vash, Karl, 1896-1953.
Hasler, Emil, 1901-1986.
Wolff, Lothar.
Erdmann, Hans, 1882-1942.
Jacques, Norbert, 1880-1954.
Nero-Film A.G.
Janus Films.
Home Vision (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Related Titles Testament du Dr. Mabuse.
ISBN 0780027981
Standard # 037429187227
Publisher # TES040 Criterion Collection
OCLC number 54802202