The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse: The Criterion Collection DVD
SKU ID #314162
A timeless and groundbreaking psychological thriller by cinema giant Fritz Lang, director of "M" and "Metropolis." A crime spree has brought Berlin to its knees, and the prime suspect in the evil Dr. Mabuse, played with magnificent villainy by Rudolf Klein-Rogge. The only catch is that Mabuse has been imprisoned in a metal asylum for ten years, so who's doing al his dirty work? Creepy, bizarre and infused with all the visual stylistics that made Lang such an influential figure in world cinema, here is Lang's final German masterpiece.
- Format: DVD
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 2
- Run Time: 121 Minutes
- Region: 1
- Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
- Studio: Criterion
- DVD Release Date: May 18, 2004
- Subtitles: English
- Audio: GERMAN: Dolby Digital Mono
- Color: Black & White
Audio Commentary by David Kalat, author of The Strange Case of Dr. Mabuse
Excerpts from For Example Fritz Lang (Zum Beispiel Fritz Lang), a 1964 interview with Lang, directed by famed German documentarian Erwin Leiser (Mein Kampf)
Mabuse in Mind (Mabuse im Gedachtnis), a 1984 film by Thomas Honickel featuring an interview with actor Rudolf Schundler
Comparison between the 1933 German version, the French version, and The Crimes of Dr. Mabuse, the edited and dubbed American version of the film
Interview with German Mabuse expert Michael Farin about writer Norbert Jacques, creator of the Mabuse character
Rare Production design drawings by art director Emil Hasler (M, The Blue Angel)
Collection of Memorabilia, press books, stills, and posters.
Complete French language version of the film, Le Testament du Mr. Mabuse, filmed simultaneously by Lang with French actors.
Plus: a new essay by Tom Gunning, author of The Films of Fritz Lang: Allegories of Vision and Modernity