Fritz Lang Epic Collection

Fritz Lang Epic Collection

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Director: Fritz Lang

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The second portion of German director Fritz Lang's two-part silent epic Die Nibelungen (part one was 1924's Siegfried), Kriemhild's Revenge opens with mythical heroine Kriemhild (Margarethe Schoen) vowing to avenge the murder of her husband Siegfried. Realizing that her brother, King Gunther (See more details below

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The second portion of German director Fritz Lang's two-part silent epic Die Nibelungen (part one was 1924's Siegfried), Kriemhild's Revenge opens with mythical heroine Kriemhild (Margarethe Schoen) vowing to avenge the murder of her husband Siegfried. Realizing that her brother, King Gunther (Theodor Loos), is too weak-willed to bring the culprit--her villainous half-brother Hagen Tronje (Hans Adalbert Von Schlettow)--to justice, Kriemhild plots her own private vengeance. Later, Kriemhild is obliged to participate in a "marriage of state" to Burgundian King Etzel (Rudolph Klein-Rogge, who later played Rottwang in Lang's Metropolis). At the wedding festival, she takes the Burgundian revellers hostage, promising to free them if they'll kill Hagen Tronje, who is one of the guests. Their refusal leads to the film's climactic bloodfest, during which Kriemhild metes out justice with Siegfried's magic sword. An astonishingly elaborate and expensive effort (much more so than any American film of 1924), Kriemhild's Revenge is admittedly rough sledding until its lively finale, especially when shown in its original 140 minute length (cartoon director Chuck Jones managed to compact the same basic story into his 6-minute masterpiece What's Opera, Doc?)

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One of cinema’s first true visionaries, Fritz Lang’s influence can still be felt today. Four of his best-known early films comprise this fantastic box set. In addition to two previously issued classics -- the visually stunning science fiction landmark Metropolis, and the epic, two-part film of the Norse legend Die Nibelungen, -- the collection introduces to DVD two new Lang entries starring his beloved Gerda Maurus. The first is Lang’s 1928 thriller Spies, a splendid James Bond forerunner, and his final silent film, 1929’s Woman on the Moon. Both have been meticulously restored with footage never before available in the U.S., adding not only to the films’ beauty but enhancing the storytelling as well. Each disc also boasts a treasure trove of production stills, all the better to appreciate Lang’s singular visual style.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2004
UPC:
0738329038625
Rating:
NR
Source:
Kino Video
Time:
12:07:00

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Fritz Lang Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1: Die Nibelungen
1. Opening Titles [6:42]
2. Tale of a Castle [8:22]
3. A Dragon's Blood [7:59]
4. The Bard's Song [2:25]
5. The Wonder Cap [3:27]
6. The Nibelungen Treasure [6:28]
7. Siegfried's Arrival [4:26]
8. Kriemhild's Dream [2:10]
9. Plans of Marriage [7:25]
10. Brunhild's Fate [8:02]
11. Battle for a Bride [4:16]
12. The Secret Weapon [3:12]
13. Welcoming the Bride [6:27]
14. A Double Wedding [3:30]
15. Breaking Brunhild [7:56]
16. A Dangerous Trophy [6:09]
17. Brunhild's Discoutent [8:27]
18. Liill Siegfried! [5:29]
19. A Weakness Revealed [6:16]
20. Preparing for the Hunt [5:04]
21. Hunter and Prey [9:49]
22. Siegfried's Homecoming [7:23]
23. An Appeal for Justice [5:06]
24. The Death Linell [5:26]
Side #2 -- Disc 2: Die Nibelungen
1. Opening Titles [7:33]
2. Kriemhild's New Suitor [5:00]
3. A Proposal of Sorts [7:09]
4. A Widow's Bow [5:26]
5. Kriemhild Departs [6:30]
6. The Lair of Artila [10:35]
7. Lying in Wait [6:33]
8. The Child [4:41]
9. Kriemhild's One Wish [7:12]
10. Bound Together [4:35]
11. Artila's Hospitality [6:39]
12. A Bounty Is Offered [6:36]
13. The Feaser [6:18]
14. Heir to the Crown [5:31]
15. Declaration of War [6:48]
16. The Slaughter Begins [8:20]
17. Blood Cries for Blood [4:51]
18. Ruediger's Math [6:08]
19. An Math Fulfilled [9:15]
20. Rain of Fire [15:25]
21. Last Man Standing [7:07]
Side #3 -- Metropolis
1. Opening Credits, Prelude [3:13]
2. Shift Change [2:22]
3. The Club of the Sons [:57]
4. The Eternal Gardens [1:58]
5. Love at First Sight [3:24]
6. The Maloch Machine [3:53]
7. To the New Tower of Babel! [1:11]
8. Joh Fredersen [2:56]
9. Dialogue With the Father [3:01]
10. Suspicious Plans [3:59]
11. Freder Engages Josaphat [2:33]
12. Freder Meets Georgy [3:11]
13. Fredersen at Rotwang's House [2:38]
14. The Machine Man [2:38]
15. The Call of the Catacombs [5:50]
16. Maria's Sermon [4:20]
17. ...And the Power's Answer [6:51]
18. Rotwang Persecutes Maria [3:21]
19. Freder in the Cathedral [3:32]
20. Rotwang Hassles Maria [5:07]
21. The Transformation [2:41]
22. Freder's Collapse [2:23]
23. The Dance of the Whore of Babylon [4:59]
24. Josaphat's Report for Freder [3:24]
25. A Call for Rebellion [4:58]
26. The Storming of the Heart Machine [4:34]
27. Destroying the Heart Machine [4:00]
28. The Doom of the Worker's City [3:24]
29. Saving the Children [3:52]
30. Witch Hunt [5:55]
31. A Stake in Front of the Cathedral [3:52]
32. Maria's Rescue and Rotwang's End [3:31]
33. Finale and End Credits [3:49]
1. The Metropolis Case [1:38]
2. From Art to Cinema [:46]
3. From Caligari to Metropolis [3:16]
4. From Vienna to Berlin [6:02]
5. The Making of Metropolis [2:53]
6. Imaginary Architecture [2:36]
7. Viewing Machines [2:16]
8. Special Effects [7:02]
9. Sound Pictures [5:00]
10. The Unmaking [2:35]
11. The Remaking [4:53]
12. After Metropolis [4:46]
Side #4 -- Spies
1. Opening Titles: Sensational Theft! [:09]
2. An Official Summons [:11]
3. The Criminal Lair [3:21]
4. A Bank Transaction [9:01]
5. Sonja [7:24]
6. The Art of Persuasion [5:04]
7. Engaging the Enemy [11:40]
8. Danielli [5:34]
9. A Trust Betrayed [8:54]
10. Wayward Souls [7:39]
11. Jellusic [7:29]
12. Secrets of the Japanese [8:48]
13. The Cold 20,000 [8:24]
14. Harakiri [4:44]
15. 33,133 [9:48]
16. Putting Together the Pieces [10:48]
17. Set to Destruct [8:08]
18. "Curtain!" [8:01]
Side #5 -- Woman in the Moon
1. Opening Titles [:09]
2. Helius's Decision [13:43]
3. Espionage [12:10]
4. Crashing the Party [12:47]
5. "Mr. Turner" [5:43]
6. Rocketship H32 [5:52]
7. Decision Time [7:33]
8. 24 Hours Later [14:40]
9. Day of the Launch [3:36]
10. Countdown [8:08]
11. Coming To [:56]
12. The Stowaway [12:29]
13. Weightless [7:00]
14. Lunar Impact [7:48]
15. The First Expeditioneer [5:42]
16. Manfeldt's Discovery [6:34]
17. A Play for Power [10:56]
18. A New Dilemma [8:20]
19. Final Instructions [6:17]
20. Left Behind [7:26]

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