Madamme Dubarry Blu-Ray + DVD

Madamme Dubarry Blu-Ray + DVD
Before Ernst Lubitsch created his eminently sophisticated Hollywood sex comedies, he was at work in Germany perfecting his earliest entries into the genre, alongside sweeping ironic dramas based on historical events and often set in exotic locales. One of his earliest successes merged elements of both modes: Madame DuBarry. A recounting a la Lubitsch of the torrid affair between the title character (Pola Negri) and France's King Louis XV (Emil Jannings, who would go on to portray Henry VIII in Lubitsch's Anna Boleyn of the following year - a film that neatly bookends Madame DuBarry), the picture spans scandalous intrigue at the court and the ring of the guillotine among the riotous mobs of the Revolution. Also included in this edition is Lubitsch's earliest surviving film, the 1916 Als ich tot war (When I Was Dead), which stars the director himself in a lead role that involves his faked suicide and (prefiguring the later Die Puppe.) an infiltration of the domestic space whilst in disguise (not as an automaton, but as a servant). The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Madame DuBarry and Als ich tot war in a special Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) edition for the first time.

Special Features
Gorgeous New 1080p HD Transfers Of Both Films On Blu-Ray, With Progressive Encodes On the DVD, Uncompressed Stereo Scores On the Blu-Ray, 36-Page Booklet Containing New Essays On Each Of The Films By Critic And Filmmaker David Cairs, And Rare Archival Imagery
Specifications
Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
Audio German
BBFC PG
Case Type Amaray Single
Cast Eduard von Winterstein,Else Berna,Emil Jannings,Fred Immler,Gustav Czimeg,Harry Liedtke,Alexander Ekert,Bernhard Goetzke,Robert Sortsch-Pla,Paul Biensfeldt,Pola Negri,Reinhold Schunzel,Willy Kaiser-Heyl,Karl Platen,Magnus Stifter
Colour Colourised
Director Ernst Lubitsch
Discs 2
Format Includes - Booklet
Format DVD
Format Blu-ray
HOH (Hard of Hearing) No
Language German
Region 2
Region B
Released 2014-09-22
Run Time 114
Special Features
Subtitles English
Year 1920

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