Der Mude Tod (Aka Destiny) Blu-Ray + DVD

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Der Mude Tod (Aka Destiny) Blu-Ray + DVD
Before directing numerous genre defining masterpieces such as Metropolis, M, and Spione, Fritz Lang was already defying cinematic conventions with Der mude Tod (literally, The Weary Death). A young woman (Lil Dagover) confronts the personification of Death (Bernhard Goetzke), in an effort to save the life of her fiance (Walter Janssen). Death weaves three romantic tragedies and offers to unite the girl with her lover, if she can prevent the death of the lovers in at least one of the episodes. Thus begins three exotic scenarios of ill-fated love, in which the woman must somehow reverse the course of destiny: Persia, Quattrocento Venice, and a fancifully rendered ancient China. Rich in expressionist imagery and featuring innovative special effects work, Der mude Tod has often been overlooked amongst Lang's early work, but has been hugely influential, with directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and Luis Bunuel citing it as a direct influence on their work. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in the UK in a new Dual Format edition.

Special Features
High Defintion Presentation From The Superb 2K Restoration, Original German Intertitles With Optional English Subtitles, Score By Cornelius Schwehr, Performed By The Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra Under The Direction Of Conductor Frank Strobel, Feature Length Audio Commentary By Film Critic Tim Lucas, A New Video Essay By David Cairns, 44 Page Booklet Featuring A New Essay By Philip Kemp And A 1921 Review Of The Film
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
AudioGerman
BBFCPG
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastLil Dagover,Walter Janssen,Bernhard Goetzke
ColourColour
DirectorFritz Lang
Discs2
FormatIncludes - Booklet
FormatDVD
FormatBlu-ray
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
IFCONone
LanguageGerman
RegionBlu-Ray B
RegionDVD 2
Released2017-07-24
Run Time98
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1921

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