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Title M [(DVD) videorecording] / Nero-Film Zeigt ; ein Fritz Lang Film ; Janus Films ; screenplay, Fritz Lang, Thea von Habou ; producer, Seymour Nebenzal.

Edition Special edition; standard format (1.19:first).
Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2004]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  GERMAN M    AVAILABLE
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Description 2 videodiscs (110 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (25 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Series Criterion collection ; 30
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 30.
System Details DVD; Dolby digital mono., full screen (1.19:1)
Language In German, with optional English subtitles.
Cast Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke, Theodor Loos, Gustaf Gründgens, Friedrich Gnass, Fritz Odemar, Paul Kemp, Theo Lingen, Rudolf Blümner, Georg John, Rosa Valetti.
Credits Cinematography, Fritz Arno Wagner ; editing, Paul Falkenberg.
Note Cast list and production credits from program notes.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1931.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Booklet includes an essay by film critic Stanley Kauffman ("The mark of 'M'"); 3 contemporaneous articles about the film ("My film 'M' : a factual report", "Fritz Lang's 'M' : filmed sadism" & "Gangsters, too, have their professional honor"); interview with Lang by Gero Gandert ("Fritz Lang on 'M' : an interview", c1963).
Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary by German film scholars Anton Kaes & Eric Rentschler; color bars.
Special features (disc 2): "Conversation with Fritz Lang" by William Friedkin (c1975, 49 min.); "M le maudit" short film by Claude Chabrol (c1982, 11 min.); interview with Chabrol about Lang (7 min.); interview with Harold Nebenzal, the son of producer Seymour Nebenzal (c2004, 14 min.); classroom tapes of editor Paul Falkenberg discussing "M" and its history (c1976-1977, 36 min.); "The physical history of M" featurette (c2004, 25 min.); gallery, with production stills, behind-the-scenes photos and production sketches by art director Emil Hasler.
Summary When a serial killer is stalking the children of the city, everyone, including the criminal underworld, wants to see him brought down. The story is based on the Düsseldorf child murders of 1929.
Contents Disc 1. The film -- Disc 2. The supplements. Conversation with Fritz Lang / William Friedkin -- M le maudit / Claude Chabrol -- Paul Falkenberg discussing the film and its history -- Interview with Harold Nebenzal -- A physical history of M -- Stills gallery, with behind-the-scenes photos and production sketches by art director Emil Hasler.
Subject Serial murders -- Germany -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Serial murder investigation -- Germany -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Organized crime -- Germany -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films Germany.
Motion pictures, German.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Foreign films.
DVD-video discs.
Added Author Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976.
Lorre, Peter.
Widmann, Ellen.
Landgut, Inge.
Wernicke, Otto, 1893-1965.
Loos, Theodor, 1883-1954.
Gründgens, Gustaf.
Harbou, Thea von, 1888-1954.
Nebenzal, Seymour.
Wagner, Fritz Arno, 1894-1958.
Falkenberg, Paul.
Kaes, Anton.
Rentschler, Eric.
Friedkin, William.
Chabrol, Claude, 1930-2010.
Nebenzal, Harold.
Gnass, Friedrich, 1892-1958.
Kemp, Paul.
Lingen, Theo, 1903-1978.
Blümner, Rudolf.
John, Georg, 1879-1934.
Valetti, Rosa.
Odemar, Fritz.
Nero-Film A.G.
Janus Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title M (Motion picture)
Conversation with Fritz Lang.
M le maudit.
Physical history of M.
ISBN 0780029097
Standard No. 037429197820
Music No. MMM030 Criterion Collection
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