One of the greatest of all film pioneers, German expressionism master Fritz Lang, made movie history in 1924, when he mounted an epic-length cinematization entitled Die Nibelungen, adapted from the 13th Century German epic of the same name that also served as the basis for Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle of operas. Lang issued his movie in two parts - Siegfried's Death and Kriemhild's Revenge - both of which appear in this box set, back to back, in all of their silent glory. Death dramatizes such events as the forging of Siegfried's sword, his confrontation with the dragon, the slaying of Alberich, and finally, Siegfried's death per the order of Brunhild. In Revenge, Kriemhild seeks vengeance against Brunhild for Siegfried's murder.
New restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung; Original 1924 score by Gottfried Huppertz, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 stereo; "The Legacy of Die Nibelungen," a 68-minute documentary on the making and restoration of the film. Produced by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, in cooperation with Filmmuseum Potsdam. A film by Guido Altendorf and Anke Wilkening; Newsreel footage of Fritz Lang on the set of Die Nibelungen