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FRITZ LANG'S " M " (1931)

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"This version must now be considered the definitive take... an exceptional extras package... the most complete print of the film and its meticulous restoration..." (Empire Magazine, UK) "...when Criterion gets beat out, its NEWS... and in this case they have never been outdone so decisively!" (DVD Beaver) FILM ***** DVD ***** (Reviewed by David Parkinson, Empire Magazine UK) FILM ***** EXTRAS ***** (THE NUMBER ONE !) 100 Best World Cinema DVDs, Empire Magazine AUS


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Catalogue No. ACC0005
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723000042
DVD Release Date 15 Sep 2004
Director FRITZ LANG
Producer SEYMOUR NEBENZAHL
Cast PETER LORRE, GUSTAF GRUNDGENS
Genre DRAMA
Rating PG (Adult Themes)
Run Time 105 minutes
Visual Format 1:1.33 PILLARBOX BLACK AND WHITE
Audio Format Dolby 2.0 (Dual Mono)
Language German (Optional English subtitles)
Special Features 2-disc packaging, audio commentary, interview with Fritz Lang by Peter Bogdanovich, visual essay by film historian R. Dixon Smith, documentary featurette on the restoration of M, animated biographies, restoration and comparisons by Peter Campbell of IML Digital Media, Photo Gallery, Set Design.
Quotes "This version must now be considered the definitive take... an exceptional extras package... the most complete print of the film and its meticulous restoration..." (Empire Magazine, UK) "...when Criterion gets beat out, its NEWS... and in this case they have never been outdone so decisively!" (DVD Beaver) FILM ***** DVD ***** (Reviewed by David Parkinson, Empire Magazine UK) FILM ***** EXTRAS ***** (THE NUMBER ONE !) 100 Best World Cinema DVDs, Empire Magazine AUS
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Synopsis
'M' tells the sordid tale of Hans Beckett (Peter Lorre), a devious child murderer who has long thrived beneath the surface of society. As Beckett takes another victim, hysteria builds. Doggedly pursued by the police, hunted by the criminal underworld, hated by all, Beckett has nowehere to go. He can no longer exist beneath the surface, no longer stalk in the shadows; he is now visible and as vulnerable as his victims. On the run and crucified at every turn, Beckett is forced to confront the pain caused by his own acts of evil and tyranny. He must also now endure the violence and fury of a society he has long avoided, a society intent on vengeance and justice. He is a man that will forever bare the mark of M - Murderer and Monster!
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