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The Three Penny Opera: The Criterion Collection DVD

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The sly melodies of composer Kurt Weill and the daring of dramatist Bertolt Brecht come together onscreen under the direction of German auteur G.W. Pabst (Pandora’s Box) in this classic adaptation of the Weimar-era theatrical sensation. Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The Threepenny Opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. With its palpable evocation of corruption and dread, Pabst’s Threepenny Opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema. It is presented here in both its celebrated German and rare French versions.
Additional Details
Genre
Musical
Production Year
1931
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 105 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: September 18, 2007
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio:
    FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
    GERMAN: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Audio commentary by scholars David Bathrick and Eric Rentschler
    Archival introduction by Threepenny stars Fritz Rasp and Ernst Busch
    New, exclusive documentary on Threepenny's controversial journey from stage to screen
    New and improved English subtitle translation
    L'opera de quat'sous, Pabst's French-language version of the film, starring Albert Prejean and Florelle
    A multimedia presentation by film scholar Charles O'Brien on the differences between the English and French versions
    Archival interview with Fritz Rasp
    Galleries of production photos by Hans Casparius and production sketches by art director Andre Andrejew
    PLUS: A new essay by film critic Tony Rayns
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Not one to miss and sure to watch again

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from Milwaukee, Wi

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • High Production Value
  • Informative
  • Intriguing
  • Original

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home

    Comments about this product:

    It is in German so one must read subtitles. The characters are well developed as is the story. Good singing also. It is an opera.
    Has some loathsome characters in it; with twists and turns and drama.

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