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Dr Mabuse the Gambler DVD
Dr Mabuse the Gambler

Dr Mabuse the Gambler

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Kino on Video is proud to present the authorized version of Fritz Lang's 1922 film Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler, mastered from a 2000 restoration conducted by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, and using existing camera negatives from the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv, Berlin, and the Filmmuseum in Stadtmuseum, Munich. Featuring extra footage (which reveals more plot information, more close-ups, and a decidedly more provocative and lurid atmosphere), this DVD of Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler shows not only the longestavailable version of the film, but the one which most closely represents Lang's original vision.A truly legendary silent film, Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler had a major impact on the development of the crime thriller, building upon the work of the pioneering French film serialist Louis Feuillade (Les Vampires) and firmly establishing it as a significant film genre. This epic two-part tale was originally released as two separate films, respectively subtitled The Great Gambler and Inferno, and that format is reproduced here.The plot revolves around the pursuit of arch fiend Dr. Mabuse, a gambler, hypnotist, master of disguises and all-around criminal mastermind. Mabuse was the prototype for the sort of evil genius super-villains that would laterbecome common in movies, whether it be in the James Bond pictures or in comic book adaptations like Superman and Batman. The film is dominated by the presence of Rudolf Klein-Rogge as Mabuse. A top German actor of the silent era, he is best known today for his performance as the mad scientist Rotwang in Lang's Metropolis.Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler contains many of the elements that were expected from the crime genre at the time, including characters who slip in and out of disguise, mind control, gamb
Title: Dr Mabuse the Gambler
Genre: Drama-Classics (Silent Films)
Starring: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Aud Egede Nissen, Gertrude Welcker, Alfred Abel, Charles Puffy, Bernhard Goetzke, Forster Larrinaga, Karl Huszar
Director: Fritz Lang
Studio: Kino Video
Attributes: Restored, Black & White, Silent Movie, 2PC
Release Date: 7/18/2006
Original Year: 1922
Product Type: DVD
Rated: UNR
UPC: 738329046620
Item #: KOV004662

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