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Uniform Title M (Motion picture)
Title M [videorecording] / Nero-Film Zeigt ; ein Fritz Lang Film ; Janus Films ; screenplay, Fritz Lang, Thea von Habou ; producer, Seymour Nebenzal.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    G M    Available
Edition [Special ed.]
Description 2 videodiscs (110 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (25 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Series Criterion collection ; 30
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 30.
Note Cast list and production credits from program notes.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1931.
Booklet includes an essay by film critic Stanley Kauffman ("The mark of 'M'"); 3 contemporaneous articles about the film ("My film 'M' : a factual report", "Fritz Lang's 'M' : filmed sadism" & "Gangsters, too, have their professional honor"); interview with Lang by Gero Gandert ("Fritz Lang on 'M' : an interview", c1963).
Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary by German film scholars Anton Kaes & Eric Rentschler; color bars.
Special features (disc 2): "Conversation with Fritz Lang" by William Friedkin (c1975, 49 min.); "M le maudit" short film by Claude Chabrol (c1982, 11 min.); interview with Chabrol about Lang (7 min.); interview with Harold Nebenzal, the son of producer Seymour Nebenzal (c2004, 14 min.); classroom tapes of editor Paul Falkenberg discussing "M" and its history (c1976-1977, 36 min.); "The physical history of M" featurette (c2004, 25 min.); gallery, with production stills, behind-the-scenes photos and production sketches by art director Emil Hasler.
Contents Disc 1. The film -- Disc 2. The supplements. Conversation with Fritz Lang / William Friedkin -- M le maudit / Claude Chabrol -- Paul Falkenberg discussing the film and its history -- Interview with Harold Nebenzal -- A physical history of M -- Stills gallery, with behind-the-scenes photos and production sketches by art director Emil Hasler.
Credits Cinematography, Fritz Arno Wagner ; editing, Paul Falkenberg.
Cast Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke, Theodor Loos, Gustaf Gründgens, Friedrich Gnass, Fritz Odemar, Paul Kemp, Theo Lingen, Rudolf Blümner, Georg John, Rosa Valetti.
Summary When a serial killer is stalking the children of the city, everyone, including the criminal underworld, wants to see him brought down. The story is based on the Düsseldorf child murders of 1929.
System Details DVD, 1.19:1 aspect ration ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language German dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Serial murders -- Germany -- Drama.
Serial murder investigation -- Germany -- Drama.
Organized crime -- Germany -- Drama.
Genre/Form Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Motion pictures, German.
Added Author Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976
Lorre, Peter
Widmann, Ellen
Landgut, Inge
Wernicke, Otto, 1893-1965
Loos, Theodor, 1883-1954
Gründgens, Gustaf
Harbou, Thea von, 1888-1954
Nebenzal, Seymour
Wagner, Fritz Arno, 1894-1958.
Falkenberg, Paul.
Kaes, Anton
Rentschler, Eric.
Friedkin, William
Chabrol, Claude, 1930-2010
Nebenzal, Harold.
Gnass, Friedrich, 1892-1958.
Kemp, Paul.
Lingen, Theo, 1903-1978.
Blümner, Rudolf.
John, Georg, 1879-1934
Valetti, Rosa
Odemar, Fritz.
Nero-Film A.G.
Janus Films
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Conversation with Fritz Lang.
M le maudit.
Physical history of M.
ISBN 0780029097
Standard No. 037429197820
Music No. MMM030 Criterion Collection

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