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Tom Tykwer followed up his international smash Run Lola Run with The Princess and the Warrior. That film comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. German soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Tykwer, a second commentary track recorded by the director and the cast, trailers, ...
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Overview

Tom Tykwer followed up his international smash Run Lola Run with The Princess and the Warrior. That film comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. German soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Tykwer, a second commentary track recorded by the director and the cast, trailers, deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, filmographies of the cast and crew, and a music video. This is an excellent disc from Columbia/TriStar.
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Special Features

Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video; Presented in a widescreen version; Languages: German 2-channel [Dolby Surround] and 5.1 [Dolby Digital]; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese; Director's commentary; Director and cast commentary; "The Making of The Princess and the Warrior"; Deleted scenes; Music video; Filmographies; Weblink to the film's website; Theatrical trailers
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Jonathan Lees
German director Tom Tykwer follows up Run Lola Run with an invigorating myth -- a story of unrequited love wrapped in a series of mysteries and fateful twists. An unknown woman kicks off the movie by mailing an envelope. A young, quiet psychiatric nurse, Sissi Franka Potente, receives the letter. It is from her dear friend Meike, who has requested Sissi to retrieve something from a safe-deposit box at a downtown bank. Alternately a rugged ex-soldier, Bodo Riemer Benno Furmann, lands a job as a pallbearer, only to soon succumb to a habit of crying at inopportune moments. After he gets canned, his random grief evolves into anger of a dangerous stripe. He returns to his partner, Walter, a man whose bond to Bodo is unclear. From the moment when a truck hits Sissi and Bodo saves her life, she becomes obsessed with finding her savior -- only to be shunned by Bodo as the secrets of both their lives are laid bare. Tykwer teases the viewer by initially scattering multiple stories, the better to turn doubt to shock as each scene is unlocked with subtle wit and style. While the film doesn't seem to decide on which of three endings it prefers, this is a compelling journey, and the strange, bleak detours are particularly engaging. Bizarre? Yes, but Princess is clearly the work of a director who, aware that nothing beats a good love story, takes romantic obsession and -- just like Lola -- runs.
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In this follow-up to his first international hit, Run Lola Run, writer/director Tom Tykwer spins an offbeat love story between a disturbed army vet named Bodo Benno Fürmann and an equally unbalanced asylum nurse, Sissi (Lola's Franka Potente). Compared to its highly stylized predecessor, this film is timid, which is probably why it proved such a disappointment on the international festival circuit. But it still has much to recommend it as a worthy addition to a growing canon of works by Germany's hottest young auteur. Shot in Tykwer's native Wuppertal -- a misty city in the Ruhr valley known for its peculiar "hanging trains" -- the setting lends itself well to the telling of a romance that is both moody and absurd. Maintaining a balance between those two elements is Tykwer's goal throughout. When he succeeds, the results are surprisingly poignant -- like the unforgettable scene in which Sissi becomes enamored of Bodo while he administers a tracheotomy. But there are elements handled with less dexterity that come off as misplaced humor, such as the backstory dealing with the death of Bodo's girlfriend, who was killed in a gas station explosion. Despite the art-house flourishes, Tykwer keeps the film together as a cohesive tale of love and loss, of trauma and healing. More importantly, as the title suggests, he even manages to make something new of the classic fairy tale romance.
New York Times - Stephen Holden
Deeply whimsical beneath its poker face, The Princess and the Warrior has the structure of an elaborate mind-teasing puzzle.
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
What's special about the film is at a deeper level, down where [Tykwer] engages with the souls of his characters.
Los Angeles Times - Kevin Thomas
The Princess and the Warrior, which is more like Tykwer's terrific Winter Sleepers than like the celebrated Run, Lola, Run has been constructed with a bravura circularity and a bold fatalistic use of coincidence.

Deeply whimsical beneath its poker face, The Princess and the Warrior has the structure of an elaborate mind-teasing puzzle.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2002
  • UPC: 043396063907
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: Deutsche
  • Time: 2:13:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Franka Potente Sissi
Benno Fürmann Bodo
Joachim Krol Walter
Marita Breuer Sissi's Mother
Jürgen Tarrach Schmatt
Lars Rudolph Steini
Ludger Pistor Werner Durr
Technical Credits
Tom Tykwer Director, Score Composer, Screenwriter
Stefan Arndt Producer
Mathilde Bonnefoy Editor
Katja De Bock Producer
Frank Griebe Cinematographer
Uli Hanisch Production Designer
Reinhold Heil Score Composer
Gebhard Henke Producer
Monika Jacobs Costumes/Costume Designer
Maria Kopf Producer
Arno Wilms Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Start [3:20]
2. Mail Call [1:52]
3. Group Therapy [5:10]
4. Plans [1:27]
5. "I'm Sorry" [2:09]
6. Job at Hand [1:43]
7. Meike's Letter [2:23]
8. To Catch a Thief [2:47]
9. Saving Sissi's Life [12:06]
10. Welcoming Committee [6:41]
11. Seeking Bodo [5:51]
12. Hello & Goodbye [6:28]
13. Waiting With Walter [2:06]
14. "I Dream About You." [5:56]
15. Bodo's Vision [3:55]
16. The Robbery [6:22]
17. Shot in the Gut [7:03]
18. At the Hospital [4:04]
19. "I Buried Her." [3:00]
20. The New Patient [2:15]
21. Messing Himself Up [:56]
22. Wanted [13:26]
23. The Quarrel [1:55]
24. Shock Therapy [1:20]
25. Steini on the Roof [4:11]
26. Escape! [4:28]
27. The Gas Station [3:42]
28. At the Crossroads [3:20]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Audio Set Up
      German/Deutsch (Dolby Surround)
      German/Deutsch (Dolby Digital)
   Subtitles
      English
      French/Français
      Spanish/Español
      Portuguese/Português
      Subtitles Off
   Special Features
      Director's Commentary by Tom Tykwer: On
      Director's Commentary by Tom Tykwer: Off
      Director and Cast Commentary: On
      Director and Cast Commentary: Off
      Making-Of Documentary
      Deleted Scenes
         Introduction From Tom Tykwer
         Watching Television
         Bodo and Walter
         The Tattoo
         Group Session
         Otto
      Theatrical Trailers
         The Princess and the Warrior
         Run Lola Run
         Go
      Filmographies
         Tom Tykwer
         Franka Potente
      Music Video
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the struggle for love is a return to life

    i was deeply touched by this film.franka potente and benno furmann were spectacular. this simple but complicated love story is not a fairytale but a realistic fable about the struggle for love. love breaks all barriers,love takes away our grief, frees us from our fear,and shows us the way to live our lives to the fullest without fear.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LOVE THE MOVIE & BENNO FURMANN

    I have watched this movie 5 times in one week. Infact 2x in one day. This is the best movie I have seen for a long time. I am planning on learning German and visiting Berlin to find my true love. ''Benno''? :) I am trying to find the other movies that Benno Furmann has been in: Wolfsburg (2003), Naked (2001), My House in Umbria (2003) if anyone knows how to get these please email me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is a Great movie!

    My boyfriend and I both love this movie, if you're thinking about getting it, just do it, you'll love it too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazingly different movie!

    This film is so diferent from the usual predictable movies that come out of Hollywood. It's like a breath of fresh air. Beautifully filmed with complex real characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Completely drawn to Benno Furmann

    I'm completely In love with Benno Furmann. My vacation will be well spent next year In search of my soul mate. God how I love you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love conquers even the deapest fears...

    This movie is wonderful for those who do and those who don't speak German, like foreign movies, read subtitles blah blah blah. So get rid of all those excuses and see the movie already! The cinematography is fantastic, the acting is superb. The story is original and captivating and I watched it 2x within a 3 day period because I loved it so much. It's a must see for everyone, not just those who are foreign film enthusiasts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wow

    This has probably been the most amazing movie I have ever seen. I wasn't disappointed at all throughout the movie and highly recommend it.

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