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The Early Works
Contents: Harikiri (1919), The Wandering Shadow (1920) and Four Around the Woman (1921).
This collection of three early Fritz Lang feature films includes an adaptation of Madame Butterfly, a drama of sex scandal, flight and redemption, and a crime-romance drama that anticipates some of Lang’s later works.
|2012 Kino Classics DVD edition
Fritz Lang: The Early Works (1919-1921), color-toned black & white, ? minutes total, not rated,
Kino Lorber, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
with Harikiri (1919), color-toned black & white, 87 minutes, not rated, The Wandering Shadow (1920), color-toned black & white, 67 minutes, not rated, and Four Around the Woman (1921), color-toned black & white, 84 minutes, not rated.
Windowboxed 4:3 NTSC, three single-sided, dual-layered DVD discs, Region 1, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcases in cardboard slipcase?, $39.95.
DVD release date: 6 November 2012.
Country of origin: USA