Variete Blu-Ray + DVD

Variete Blu-Ray + DVD
A key work of German silent cinema and an international smash on its release, E.A. Dupont's Variete (Variety) is an audacious revenge melodrama set under the canvas of the big top. When Boss Huller (the iconic Emil Jannings) meets the young emigre Berta-Marie (Lya De Putti), it kindles his desire to relaunch his career as a trapese artist, stalled due to an injury and the pressures of domestic life. But with passion comes obsession, and with the involvement of the famed Artinelli into their act, tensions rise to a fever pitch. Visually astonishing, with some of the most inventive camerawork of the 1920s, and a typically intense and vivid central performance from Jannings, Variete is presented here in an all-new restoration of the original German version.

Special Features
New 2015 High-Definition Digital Restoration Undertaken By The Fwms, Option Of Three Scores, One By The Tiger Lillies, One By Stephen Horne, And One By Johannes Contag, Uncompressed PCM Audio On The Blu-Ray, Optional English Subtitles For The German Intertitles, The Complete American Version Of The Film, 44-Page Booklet Featuring A New Essay From Philip Kemp; An Article By Guido Altendorf About The Filming Of Variete's Stunning Trapeze Sequences; Details On The Film's History And Its Restoration; And Rare Archival Imagery.
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
AudioEnglish PCM
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastEmil Jannings,Maly Delschaft,Lya De Putti
DirectorEwald Andre Dupont
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
RegionBlu-Ray B
RegionDVD 2
Run Time95
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Tags: 1920s, Masters of Cinema, German, Silent Movies, Black and White