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M [videorecording] / Nero-Film Zeigt ; ein Fritz Lang Film ; Janus Films ; screenplay, Fritz Lang, Thea von Habou ; producer, Seymour Nebenzal.

Edition:
Special ed.; standard format.
Publication:
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2004.
Series:
Criterion collection; 30.
Criterion collection ; 30
Format/Description:
Video
2 videodiscs (110 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (25 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Subjects:
Serial murders -- Germany -- Drama.
Serial murder investigation -- Germany -- Drama.
Organized crime -- Germany -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Motion pictures, German.
Feature films.
Language:
In German, with optional English subtitles.
System Details:
DVD; Dolby digital mono.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
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.
Participant:
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.
Credits:
Cinematography, Fritz Arno Wagner ; editing, Paul Falkenberg.
Notes:
1.19:1 aspect ratio.
Cast list and production credits from program notes.
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).
Contributor:
Nebenzal, Seymour. , Producer
Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976 , Screenwriter
Harbou, Thea von, 1888-1954 , Screenwriter
Lorre, Peter. , Actor
Widmann, Ellen. , Actor
Landgut, Inge. , Actor
Wernicke, Otto, 1893-1965. , Actor
Loos, Theodor, 1883-1954 , Actor
Gründgens, Gustaf. , Actor
Lingen, Theo, 1903-1978. , Actor
Gnass, Friedrich, 1892-1958. , Actor
Wagner, Fritz Arno, 1894-1958. , Cinematographer
Falkenberg, Paul. , Editor
Kaes, Anton. , Commentator
Rentschler, Eric. , Commentator
Nero-Film A.G. , Producer
Janus Films. , Producer
Criterion Collection (Firm) , Distributor
Contains:
Conversation with Fritz Lang [videorecording]
M le maudit [videorecording]
Physical history of M [videorecording]
ISBN:
0780029097
9780780029095
OCLC:
56795847
Publisher Number:
037429197820
MMM030 Criterion Collection
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