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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Criterion Collection) (1933) back to product details  

Cast: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Gustav Diessl, Wera Liessem, Karl Meixner, Theodor Loos, Gerhard Bienert, Camilla Spira, Ludwig Stossel, Karl Platen, Franz Stein, Michael von Newlinsky, Josef Dahmen, Bruno Ziener, Oscar Beregi, Sr., Georg John, Paul Rehkopf, Rudolf Schuendler, Heinrich Gotho, Heinrich Gretler, Theo Lingen, Klaus Pohl, Paul Henckels, Oskar Hocker, Hadrian M. Netto
Director: Fritz Lang
Producer: Fritz Lang
Screenwriter: Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou
Cinematographer: Fritz Arno Wagner
Production Designer: Emile Hasler, Karl Vollbrecht


Screen Formats:B&W
Sound:Dolby Digital Mono
Features:
New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound, presented here in its original aspect ratio of 1.19:1 for the first time
Audio commentary by David Kalat, author of "The Strange Case of Dr. Mabuse"
New and improved English subtitle translation
Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
Complete French-language version of the film, Le Testament du Dr. Mabuse, filmed simultaneously by Lang with French actors
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 Gedächtnis), a 1984 film by Thomas Honickel, featuring an interview with actor Rudolf Schündler
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
New essay by Tom Gunning, author of "The Films of Fritz Lang: Allegories of Vision and Modernity"

Chapters:
Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Forger's Factory [7:21]
2. Matter of Life and Death [5:50]
3. The Case of Dr. Mabuse [5:58]
4. Etched in Glass [3:45]
5. 20 Marks [4:34]
6. "Closed From 10 to 2" [5:22]
7. License Plate IA-74259 [2:49]
8. Mabuse's Puppets [5:18]
9. New Perspective [7:05]
10. The Man Behind the Curtain [5:24]
11. "Ma-bu-se?" [8:48]
12. Empire of Crime [5:51]
13. Kent and Lilli [6:41]
14. Brand-New Life [6:34]
15. Closing In [7:47]
16. The Man in the Shadows [9:36]
17. Someone Else [6:22]
18. Mechanical Reproduction [3:43]
19. Chemical Factory, October 15th [5:04]
20. "My Name Is Mabuse" [7:04]
1. Introduction [7:21]
2. Editorial Rhymes [5:50]
3. Expressionism and Dr. Caligari [5:58]
4. Real-Life Lohmann/Power of Words [3:45]
5. The Novel of the Film of the Novel [4:34]
6. Writing Fragments/Jigsaw Stories [5:22]
7. The Unreliable Soundscape [2:49]
8. Lang's Greatest Myth [5:18]
9. Hangmen Also Die/Anti-Nazi Subtexts [7:05]
10. Mabuse as Screenwriter [5:24]
11. Historical Parallels/Lang's Dictatorial Direction [8:48]
12. Thea Von Harbou [5:51]
13. The Man Who Knows/Sadomasochistic Love Story [6:41]
14. It's All About the Money [6:34]
15. Film Noir/Destiny [7:47]
16. Cast and Crew Notes [9:36]
17. There Is No Mabuse: The Second Climax [6:22]
18. Severing Messages From Messengers [3:43]
19. Fritz Arno Wagner Shooting at Night [5:04]
20. The Meaning of "Mabuse" [7:04]
Side #2 -- Disc 2
1. Forger's Factory [5:46]
2. Matter of Life and Death [5:51]
3. The Case of Dr. Mabuse [5:22]
4. Etched in Glass [3:44]
5. Kent and Lilli [1:24]
6. Dr. Kram [4:21]
7. License Plate IA-74259 [2:32]
8. Mabuse's Puppets [3:14]
9. New Perspective [4:32]
10. Behind the Curtain [6:42]
11. Empire of Crime [8:19]
12. Brand-New Life [3:15]
13. Closing In [9:59]
14. The Man in the Shadows [8:37]
15. Someone Else [7:57]
16. Mechanical Reproduction [1:16]
17. Chemical Factory [3:31]
18. "My Name Is Mabuse" [7:02]

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