Kino International, K390, UPC 7-38329-03902-8.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, German language intertitles, optional English language subtitles, 12 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $29.95.
Release date: 14 December 2004.
Country of origin: USA
Kino International presents this edition, produced by Stefan Droessler and David Shepard, of William Dieterle’s homosexual-themed film prepared from the reconstructed 1996 35mm restoration print held by the Filmmuseum München. The bulk of the restoration utilizes a censored 35mm print from 1930 held by Gosfilmofond in Russia, with footage missing from the Russian print taken from a 35mm print with French intertitles held by Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek. The original German intertitles were restored from German censorship records.
The film is accompanied by a piano music score by Pasquale Perris or Joachim Bärenz (information is conflicting in the edition).
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