The Complete Fritz Lang Mabuse Boxset: The Masters of Cinema Series
Running Time: 485
Retail Price: £49.99
Release Date: 19/10/2009
Content Type: Movie
From the early stages of his career across five decades to his final film, Fritz Lang built a trilogy of paranoiac thrillers focused on an entity who began as a criminal mastermind, and progressed into something more amorphous: fear itself, embodied only by a name Dr. Mabuse. For the first time on home video, all three of Fritz Lang's Mabuse films have been collected for one package, in their complete and restored forms.
1: Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler. [Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler.] (1922) Lang's two-part, nearly 5-hour silent epic detailing the rise and fall of Dr. Mabuse in Weimar-era Berlin.
2: Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse [The Testament of Dr. Mabuse] (1933) a tour-de-force thriller rife with supernatural elements, all converging around an attempt by the now- institutionalised Mabuse (or someone acting under his name... and possibly his will) to organise an "Empire of Crime".
3: Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse [The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse] (1960) Fritz Lang's final film, in which hypnosis, clairvoyance, surveillance, and machine-guns come together for a whiplash climax that answers the question: Who's channelling Mabuse's methods in the Cold War era?
The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Fritz Lang's complete Mabuse trilogy a cornerstone in the work of one of cinema's all-time greatest directors.
• Newly recorded feature-length audio commentaries on all three movies by film-scholar and Fritz Lang expert David Kalat
• Three video featurettes
• 2002 video interview with Wolfgang Preiss
• An alternate ending to Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse taken from the French print of the film.
• Optional English language dub track for Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse.
• Newly translated English-language subtitles for each film
• Three lengthy booklets
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler - 1.37:1
Das Testament der Dr. Mabuse - 1.19:1
Die 1000 Augen der Dr. Mabuse - 1.66:1
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler - Dolby Digital Mono Music Only
Das Testament der Dr. Mabuse - Dolby Digital Mono German
Die 1000 Augen der Dr. Mabuse - Dolby Digital Mono German and English
Thea von Harbou
Heinz Oskar Wuttig
Oscar Beregi Sr.
Peter van Eyck
Director of Photography:
Fritz Arno Wagner
Conrad von Molo
The Masters of Cinema Series