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Title Pandora's box [(DVD) videorecording] = Die büchse der Pandora / ein Nero-Film ; regie, Georg Wilhelm Pabst ; drehbuch, Ladislaus Vajda ; produktionsleitung, Georg C. Horsetzky.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2006]
©2006
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Description 2 videodiscs (133 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (95 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Series Criterion collection ; 358.
System Details DVD, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 (orchestral score only) or Dolby digital stereo.; full screen (1.33:1).
Language Silent, with musical accompaniment & German intertitles; optional English subtitles.
Cast Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Franz Lederer, Carl Goetz, Krafft-Raschig, Alice Roberts, Daisy d'Ora, Gustav Diessl, Michael v. Newlinsky, Siegfried Arno.
Credits Director of photography, Gunther Krampf ; art directors, Andrej Andrejew, Gottlieb Hesch.
Note Adapted from the stage plays: Erdgeist & Die büschse der Pandora / by Frank Wedekind.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1929.
Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary by film scholars Thomas Elsaesser & Mary Ann Doane; four different musical scores (orchestral score by Gillian Anderson, cabaret score by Dimitar Pentchev, modern orchestral score by Peer Raben, piano improvisation by Stéphan Oliva).
Special features (disc 2): "Louise Brooks : looking for Lulu" (documentary film by Hugh Munro Neeley ; 1998, 60 min.); "Lulu in Berlin" (documentary filmmakers Richard Leacock & Susan Steinberg Woll interview actress Louise Brooks ; 1971, 48 min.); "The shadow of my father : Michael Pabst on G.W. Pabst's 'Pandora's box'" (interview with director G.W. Pabst's son by Richard Leacock ; 2006, 34 min. ; in German, with optional English subtitles); stills gallery.
Accompanying booklet ("Reflections on 'Pandora's box'") includes essays by film critic J. Hoberman ("Opening 'Pandora's box'"), film critic Kenneth Tynan ("The girl in the black helmet"), & actress Louise Brooks ("Pabst and Lulu").
For specific features see interactive menu.
Audience Not rated by the MPAA.
Summary A beautiful young dancer is forced to flee her native Germany after a scuffle with her wealthy fiancee leaves him dead.
Subject Young women -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Showgirls -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Femmes fatales -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
DVDs.
Local Subject FOREIGN FILMS (GERMAN), VIDEODISCS.
Genre Feature films.
Silent films.
Added Author Pabst, G. W. (Georg Wilhelm), 1885-1967.
Brooks, Louise, 1906-1985.
Kortner, Fritz.
Lederer, Francis, 1899-2000.
Elsaesser, Thomas, 1943-
Doane, Mary Ann.
Anderson, Gillian B., 1943-
Pentchev, Dimitar.
Raben, Peer.
Oliva, Stephan.
Hoberman, J.
Tynan, Kenneth, 1927-1980.
Wedekind, Frank, 1864-1918. Erdgeist.
Wedekind, Frank, 1864-1918. Büchse der Pandora.
Nero-Film A.G.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Büchse der Pandora
Pandora's box
Büchse der Pandora (Motion picture : 1921)
Louise Brooks : looking for Lulu.
Lulu in Berlin.
Shadow of my father : Michael Pabst on G.W. Pabst's Pandora's box.
Reflections on Pandora's box.
Opening Pandora's box.
Girl in the black helmet.
Pabst and Lulu.
ISBN 1934121045
9781934121047
Standard No. 715515020626
Music No. CC1656D Criterion Collection
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