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Title The tin drum [(DVD) videorecording] = Die Blechtrommel / nach dem Roman von Günter Grass ; Janus Films ; eine deutsch/französische Gemeinschaftsproduktion der Franz Seitz Film, Bioskop Film, Artemis Film, Hallelujah Film, GGB 14. KG, Argos Films, Paris ; Produzent, Franz Seitz ; Regie, Volker Schlöndorff ; Drehbuch, Jean-Claude Carrière, Franz Seitz, Volker Schlöndorff, die Dialoge sind von Günter Grass bearbeitet und ergänzt.

Publication Info. [United States] : Criterion Collection, 2004.
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 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  GERMAN TIN    AVAILABLE
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Description 2 videodiscs (142 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection ; 234.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono. or Dolby digital 5.1.
Language In German with optional yellow English subtitles.
Cast Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, David Bennent, Katharina Thalbach, Daniel Olbrychski.
Credits Bild, Igor Luther ; Schnitt, Suzanne Baron ; Musik, Maurice Jarre ; Szenenmusik, Friedrich Meyer.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.
Based on: Die Blechtrommel by Günter Grass.
Awards Academy Award winner, 1979: Best foreign language film.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Note Videodisc exclusive features: new digital transfer, with restored image and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions; audio commentary by director Volker Schlöndorff; Maurice Jarre's score isolated on analog track 2. On disc two: rare deleted scenes, featuring commentary by Schlöndorff; Volker Schlöndorff remembers The tin drum, a montage featuring Schlöndorff's thoughts and recollections about the film, along with on-set photos, storyboards and images not included in the final film; video interviews with Schlöndorff and actor David Bennent at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival; "The platform" : a rare 1987 recording of Günter Grass reading an excerpt from his novel Die Blechtrommel, accompanied by the music of percussionist, Günter "Baby" Sommer; Reprinted excerpt from the original screenplay's unfilmed ending; Banned in Oklahoma, a documentary by Gary D. Rhodes following the child pornography lawsuit involving The tin drum; production sketches, designs, and promotional art; original theatrical trailer.
Summary Chronicles Danzig in the 1920s/1930s and the life and times of Oskar Matzerath the son of a local dealer, a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth, he decides at his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him at the eve of World War II. So he refuses the society, and his tin drum symbolizes his protest against the middle-class mentality of his family and neighborhood, which stand for all passive people in Nazi Germany at that time.
Note For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Germany -- History -- 1945-1955 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Grass, Günter, 1927- -- Television adaptations.
Grass, Günter, 1927- -- Film adaptations.
Genre Feature films Germany.
Added Author Adorf, Mario.
Winkler, Angela, 1944-
Bennent, David.
Thalbach, Katharina, 1954-
Olbrychski, Daniel.
Luther, Igor.
Baron, Suzanne.
Jarre, Maurice.
Meyer, Friedrich.
Insdorf, Annette.
Grass, Günter, 1927-2015. Blechtrommel.
Janus Films.
Franz Seitz Film.
Artemis Film (Firm)
GGB 14.KG.
Argos Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title on container: Tin drum
ISBN 0780027973
Standard No. 037429187128
Music No. TIN020 Criterion Collection
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