Destiny (1921)

Destiny (1921)

Director: Fritz Lang Cast: Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, Bernhard Goetzke
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Destiny (1921)

Fritz Lang's Destiny has been given a clean and sharp transfer for this DVD, in what is essentially window-boxed form, with a thin black border around the top, bottom, and sides of the image. Once one grows accustomed to this presentation, however, the movie is extremely easy to watch, having been preserved well enough to stand with the best of 1920's films. The transfer is a little dark, and it is possible that a formal restoration, of the kind done with Lang's Metropolis, would yield better results today, but it's difficult to complain too loudly. And the presence of a good orchestral score -- mastered at a healthy volume -- helps immensely in appreciating the movie today. The dozen chapters are more than adequate to break down to somewhat episodic story line, and are accessible through an easy-to-use menu.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/07/2000
UPC: 0014381941128
Original Release: 1921
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time: 1:39:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lil Dagover Fiametta,Junge Maedchen,Tiaotsien,Zobeide
Walter Janssen Der junge Mann,Francesco,Franke,Liang
Bernhard Goetzke Bogner,Der Tod,El Mot
Hans Sternberg Actor
Rudolf Klein-Rogge Derwisch,Girolamo
Paul Biensfeldt Ahi
Eduard von Winterstein Kalif
Grete Berger Actor
Wilhelm Diegelmann Actor
Georg John Bettler
Paul Rehkopf Kuester
Hermann Vallentin Actor
Max Adalbert Notar/Schatzmeister
Hermann Picha Schneider

Technical Credits
Fritz Lang Director,Screenwriter
Giuseppe Becce Score Composer
Thea von Harbou Screenwriter
Robert Herlth Production Designer
Erich Nitzschmann Cinematographer
Erich Pommer Producer
Walter Röhrig Production Designer
Hermann Saalfrank Cinematographer
Fritz Arno Wagner Cinematographer
Hermann Warm Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scene Index
1. Main Title [1:37]
2. Winter's Early Breath [9:50]
3. Presentiments of Death [12:44]
4. "Love Is Stronger Than Death" [6:06]
5. The Story of the First Light [14:24]
6. The Story of the Second Light [14:33]
7. The Story of the Third Light [22:44]
8. A Final Chance [1:30]
9. Lust for Life [5:48]
10. Another Life, Not Yet Expired [4:19]
11. "Who Gives His Life Away Shall Gain It" [3:26]
12. End Credits [1:50]

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Destiny 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
destiny is a real eye opener about storytelling and some great specia effects/ tricks with the camera .It has 3-4 stories withhin the movie ,and was made betw. 1919-1920 Langs second movie but a forrunner of Thief of will see why... I was amazed about the movie and its storytelling it used... highly recommended if you like Silentmovie with history bevor the talkies were invented... i give it a 10 from 10 and hopefully one day it will get an amazing restoration clean up as well ...