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Pandora's Box: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 133 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: German
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: November 28, 2006
  • Packaging: Custom Case
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio:
    GERMAN: Dolby Digital 5.1
    GERMAN: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Four Different Musical Scores, Each with its Own Unique Stylistic Interpretation of the Film
    Audio Commentary by Film Scholars Thomas Elsaesser and Mary Ann Doane
    Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu (1998), a 60-Minute Documentary by Hugh Munro Neeley
    Lulu in Berlin (1984), a rare, 48-Minute Interview with Louise Brooks by Verite Documentarian Richard Leacock and Susan Steinberg Woll
    New Video Interviews with Leacock and Michael Pabst, the Director's Son
    PLUS: A book Featuring Kenneth Tynan's Famous 1979 Essay "The Girl in the Black Helmet," an Article by Brooks on Her Relationship with Pabst, and a New Essay by Critic J. Hoberman
One of the masters of early German cinema, G. W. Pabst had an innate talent for discovering actresses (including Greta Garbo). And perhaps none of his female stars shone brighter than Kansas native and onetime Ziegfeld girl Louise Brooks, whose legendary persona was defined by Pabst's lurid, controversial melodrama Pandora's Box. Sensationally modern, the film follows the downward spiral of the fiery, brash, yet innocent showgirl Lulu, whose sexual vivacity has a devastating effect on everyone she comes in contact with. Daring and stylish, Pandora's Box is one of silent cinema's great masterworks and a testament to Brooks's dazzling individuality.
 
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