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Tin Drum
     

The Tin Drum

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Director: Volker Schlöndorff

Cast: Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, David Bennent

 

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Volker Schlöndorff's adaptation of Günter Grass' classic novel The Tin Drum comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The German soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include behind-the-scenes photos and storyboards. This classic film has been given a

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Volker Schlöndorff's adaptation of Günter Grass' classic novel The Tin Drum comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The German soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include behind-the-scenes photos and storyboards. This classic film has been given a professional transfer that will please fans of the film as well as world-cinema enthusiasts.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
The first German film to win the Best Foreign Film Oscar, New German Cinema forefather Volker Schlöndorff's adaptation of The Tin Drum is a potent Fellini-esque epic of intuitive rebellion against a corrupt world. Shot on location in Poland, Germany, and France, the film mixes the palpable reality of ordinary life in prewar and World War II Danzig with the surreal, innocent perspective of stunted boy/man Oskar as he raises instinctive hell against the horrors he witnesses, first in his family and then as the Nazis take over his hometown. Reaching the heights of comedy in a chaotic Nazi rally and the depths of tragedy during the Danzig post-office siege, Oskar's incessant drum-beating and glass-shattering shriek become a powerful, if futile, protest. Twelve-year-old neophyte David Bennent, cast partly for his striking eyes, anchors a superb German cast, while such memorable images as a lone matriarch, grotesque eels, and a midget circus act underscore a society unhinged. Co-winner of Cannes' Palme d'Or (with, appropriately, Apocalypse Now [1979]), The Tin Drum became an international hit and a '90s target for censors in the U.S. Though his film covers only the first two-thirds of Günter Grass' novel, Schlöndorff has refrained from a Tin Drum 2.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/16/1999
UPC:
0738329010423
Original Release:
1979
Rating:
R
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Letterbox]
Sound:
[monaural]
Time:
2:22:00

Special Features

New digital transfer from the original 35 mm negative, supervised by cinimatographer Igor Luther; Video essay featuring original set designs, costume sketches, storyboards, and behind-the-scenes photographs; Audio commentary by director Volker Schlöndorff; Maurice Jarre's score isolated on alternate audio channel; Gatefold essay by Annette Insdorf

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mario Adorf Alfred Matzerath
Angela Winkler Agnes Matzerath
David Bennent Oskar Matzerath
Daniel Olbrychski Jan Bronski
Katharina Thalbach Maria Matzerath
Heinz Bennent Greff
Fritz Hakl Bebra, midget
Mariella Oliveri Raswitha Raguna
Tina Engel The Young Anna Kollaiczek
Ernst Jacobi Gauleiter Lobsack
Ilse Page Gretchen Schemer
Otto Sander Meyn the Musician
Andréa Ferréol Lina Graff
Charles Aznavour Sigismund Markus
Roland Beubner Joseph Kollaiczek
Gerda Blisse Miss Spollenhauer
Werner Rehm Scheffler
Emil Feist Clown #1
Marek Walczewski Schugger-Leo
Wojciech Pszoniak Faingold
Henning Schluter Dr. Hollatz
Bruno Thost Private Lankes
Berta Drews The Old Anna Kollaiczek
Helmut Brasch Old Heilandt

Technical Credits
Volker Schlöndorff Director,Screenwriter
Suzanne Baron Editor
Rino Carboni Makeup
Jean-Claude Carrière Screenwriter
Anatole Dauman Producer
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Eberhard Junkersdorf Production Manager
Branko Lustig Asst. Director
Igor Luther Cinematographer
Friedrich Meyer Score Composer
Dagmar Niefind Costumes/Costume Designer
Nicos Perakis Art Director
Franz Seitz Producer,Screenwriter
Alfredo Tiberi Makeup

Scene Index

Scene Menu
0. Scene Menu
0. Menu Group #1 with 18 chapter(s) covering 02:37:49
1. Opening Titles [10:31]
2. Oskar is born [7:08]
3. "I decided to call a halt" [7:56]
4. First day at school [6:27]
5. A trip to Tischlergasse [10:54]
6. A day at the cirkus [8:34]
7. A big demonstration [6:59]
8. The fisherman [8:42]
9. Crisis of faith [7:39]
10. The funeral [9:09]
11. The post office [12:26]
12. (Oskar's second crime) [4:09]
13. "This is Maria" [5:41]
14. The bath house [10:33]
15. Alfred, Maria and Oskar [12:09]
16. Oskar's homecoming [4:59]
17. Return to the cemetery [7:44]
18. Supplemental video [16:02]

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The Tin Drum 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A disturbingly beautiful film with a very interesting plot, you will love this!