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Uniform Title Ludwig (Motion picture)
Title Ludwig [videorecording] / Mega Film Roma ; Rai Trade ; producers, Dieter Geissler, Ugo Santalucia ; writing credits, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti ; directed by Luchino Visconti.

Imprint Port Washington, NY : Koch Lorber Films : Distributed by Koch Entertainment, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    I LUD    Available
Description 2 videodiscs (237 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1972.
Title from container.
Special features: Luchino Visconti "Life as in a romance" documentary; Silvana Mangano "The scent of primroses" documentary; Piero Tosi interview by Carlo Lizzani.
Credits Cinematography, Armando Nannuzzi ; editor, Ruggero Mastroianni ; music, Jacques Offenbach (from the comedic opera "La PĂ©richole"), Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner.
Cast Helmut Berger, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard, Silvania Mangano.
Summary An operatic portrait of Ludwig II, the 19th century mad king of Bavaria. Tormented by his unrequited love for his cousin, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, coupled with his obsession for the music of Wagner, Ludwig retreats into a fantasy world. He builds fairytale castles and ultimately loses his already-fragile grip on his sanity.
System Details DVD, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Italian dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, 1845-1886 -- Drama.
Elisabeth, Empress, consort of Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1837-1898 -- Drama.
Unrequited love -- Germany -- Bavaria -- Drama.
Mentally ill -- Germany -- Bavaria -- Drama.
Genre/Form Historical films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Motion pictures, Italian.
Added Author Geissler, Dieter.
Santalucia, Ugo.
Cecchi d'Amico, Suso.
Medioli, Enrico.
Visconti, Luchino, 1906-1976.
Berger, Helmut, 1944-
Schneider, Romy, 1938-1982.
Howard, Trevor, 1916-1988.
Mangano, Silvana, 1930-1989.
Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880. PĂ©richole.
Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856.
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883.
Mega Films (Firm)
Rai Trade (Firm)
Koch Lorber Films.
Koch Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1417201037
Standard No. 741952308799
Music No. KLF-DV-3087 Koch Lorber Films

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