Der Golem DVD

Der Golem DVD
In the Jewish ghetto in 16th century Prague, the community leader and astrologer Rabbi Low (Albert Streinruck) foresees doom for his people written in the stars. A short time later, the Emperor Luhois (Otto Gebuhr) issues an expulsion order to the people, Low creates a forbidding clay golem (Paul Wegener) that he brings to life with the assistance of a demon spirit and an amulet placed in the centre of the creature's chest, Subsequently the Golem saves the Emperor's life and order is rescinded. Initially the Golem does nothing but good, but changes after Low's assistance Famulus (Ernst Deutsch) uses the creature to ward off Count Florian (Lothar Mythel), who is competing with him for the affections of the Rabbi's daughter. Miriam (Lyda Salmonova). Famulus tries to remove the amulute and to return the Golem to rest, but fails as the enraged creature enbarks on a trail of destruction, burning Low's house and making off with Miriam; the whole community is threatened. The third film by actor and director Paul Wegener to feature the Golem, this is the most accomplished. Its influence can be seen in many later films, but in particular James Whale's Frankenstein. It is an excellent example contribution to the golden age of Weimar Cinema.

Special Features
Audio Essay By Film Historian R Dixon Smith, Photo Gallery, Scene Selections
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
AudioEnglish Dolby Stereo, German Dolby Stereo
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastPaul Wegener,Albert Steinrück,Ernst Deutsch,Lyda Salmonova,Hans Sturm
DirectorPaul Wegener,Carl Boese
RegionDVD 2
Run Time84

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Tags: 1920s, Masters of Cinema, Silent Movies, German, Black and White