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Title Die Blechtrommel [videorecording] = The tin drum / nach dem Roman von Günter Grass ; Janus Films ; eine deutsch/französische Gemeinschaftsproduktion der Franz Seitz Film, Bioskop Film, Artemis Film, Hallelujah Film, GGB 14. KG, Argos Films, Paris ; Produzent, Franz Seitz ; Regie, Volker Schlöndorff ; Drehbuch, Jean-Claude Carrière, Franz Seitz, Volker Schlöndorff, die Dialoge sind von Günter Grass bearbeitet und ergänzt.

Imprint [United States] : Criterion Collection, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    G BLE    Available
Edition Widescreen ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion Collection ; 234
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 234.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.
Based on: Die Blechtrommel by Günter Grass.
Videodisc exclusive features: new digital transfer, with restored image and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions; audio commentary by director Volker Schlöndorff; Maurice Jarre's score isolated on analog track 2. On disc two: rare deleted scenes, featuring commentary by Schlöndorff; Volker Schlöndorff remembers The tin drum, a montage featuring Schlöndorff's thoughts and recollections about the film, along with on-set photos, storyboards and images not included in the final film; video interviews with Schlöndorff and actor David Bennent at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival; "The platform" : a rare 1987 recording of Günter Grass reading an excerpt from his novel Die Blechtrommel, accompanied by the music of percussionist, Günter "Baby" Sommer; Reprinted excerpt from the original screenplay's unfilmed ending; Banned in Oklahoma, a documentary by Gary D. Rhodes following the child pornography lawsuit involving The tin drum; production sketches, designs, and promotional art; original theatrical trailer.
Credits Bild, Igor Luther ; Schnitt, Suzanne Baron ; Musik, Maurice Jarre ; Szenenmusik, Friedrich Meyer.
Cast Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, David Bennent, Katharina Thalbach, Daniel Olbrychski.
Summary Chronicles Danzig in the 1920s/1930s and the life and times of Oskar Matzerath the son of a local dealer, a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth, he decides at his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him at the eve of World War II. So he refuses the society and his tin drum symbolizes his protest against the middle-class mentality of his family and neighborhood, which stand for all passive people in Nazi Germany at that time.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1 ; Dolby digital 5.1.
Language In German with yellow English subtitles.
Subject Germany -- History -- 1945-1955 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Motion pictures, German.
Added Author Schlöndorff, Volker
Seitz, Franz
Carrière, Jean-Claude, 1931-
Adorf, Mario
Winkler, Angela, 1944-
Bennent, David.
Thalbach, Katharina, 1954-
Olbrychski, Daniel.
Grass, Günter, 1927-2015- Blechtrommel
Janus Films
Franz Seitz Film
Artemis Films
GGB 14.KG.
Argos Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Tin drum
ISBN 0780027973
Standard No. 037429187128
Music No. TIN020 Criterion Collection

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