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 DVD edition
Fritz Lang: The Early Works (1919-1921), color-tinted and color-toned black & white, 238 minutes total, not rated,
including Harakiri (1919), color-tinted and color-toned black & white, 87 minutes, not rated, The Wandering Shadow (1920), color-tinted and color-toned black & white, 67 minutes, not rated, and Four Around the Woman (1921), color-toned black & white, 84 minutes, not rated.
Kino Lorber, K1092, UPC 7-38329-10922-6.
Three single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame and windowboxed 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, 192 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital AC-3 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; three-disc standard DVD keepcase in cardboard slipcase, $39.95.
Release date: 6 November 2012.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD edition of early Fritz Lang feature films has been mastered from restoration prints by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.
For review details on each film, see our Harikiri on Home Video page, The Wandering Shadow on Home Video page and our Four Around the Woman on Home Video page.
The films are accompanied by music scores by Aljoscha Zimmermann.
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