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The Woman
in the Moon

(1929)

 

This early science fiction film, directed by Fritz Lang, stars Gerda Maurus, Willy Fritsch, Gustav von Wagenheim, Fritz Rasp and Klaus Pohl.

Kino Classics
2016 Blu-ray Disc edition

The Woman in the Moon (1929), black & white, 169 minutes, not rated.

Kino Lorber, K20336, UPC 7-38329-20336-8.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region A Blu-ray Disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in pillarboxed 16:9 (1920 x 1080 pixels) progressive scan AVCHD MPEG-4 format, ? 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 BD keepcase, $29.95.
Release date: 23 February 2016.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 10 / audio: 7 / additional content: 7 / overall: 9.

This remastered Blu-ray Disc edition from Kino Lorber features a restored 169-minute version of the film that has previously been known in the U.S. largely in its truncated American version. The 35mm source print is excellent, with a few long vertical scratches and some transient print decomposition. An occasional shot has been inserted from a worn 35mm print.

This edition features new musical accompaniment performed on piano by Javier Pérez de Azpeitia. Supplemental section included.

The lean supplementary material includes Woman in the Moon: The First Scientific Science Fiction Film, a brief documentary on the production of the film (14 minutes).

This disc, with its improved image quality and restored length, is the best edition of The Woman in the Moon available on home video and is highly recommended.

 
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This Region A Blu-ray Disc is also available directly from KINO LORBER.
Kino on Video
2016 DVD edition

The Woman in the Moon (1929), black & white, 169 minutes, not rated.

Kino Lorber, unknown catalog number, UPC 7-38329-20335-1.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 1 NTSC 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, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $24.95.
Release date: 23 February 2016.
Country of origin: USA
This remastered DVD edition from Kino Lorber features a restored 169-minute version of the film that has previously been known in the U.S. largely in its truncated American version.

This edition features new musical accompaniment performed by Javier Pérez de Azpeitia. Supplemental section included.

This disc, with its improved image quality and restored length, will be the best DVD edition of The Woman in the Moon available on home video.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 1 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
Canada: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 1 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.ca. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
This Region 1 NTSC DVD is also available directly from KINO LORBER.
Masters of Cinema
2014 Blu-ray Disc/DVD edition

The Woman in the Moon (1929), black & white, 169 minutes, BBFC Classification U.

Eureka Entertainment,
EKA70143 (MoC 91), UPC 5-060000-701432.
One single-sided, dual-layered?, Region B Blu-ray Disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in pillarboxed 16:9 (? x ? pixels) 24fps progressive scan AVCHD MPEG-4 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, German language intertitles, optional English language subtitles, chapter stops; and one single-sided, dual-layered, Region 2 PAL DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (? x ? pixels) progressive? 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, chapter stops; dual-disc BD keepcase, £14.99.
Release date: 25 August 2014.
Country of origin: England
This dual-disc edition features the 35mm film restoration materials by F.W. Murnau Stiftung, with the film presented in its near-original German-release length, with the original German intertitles and newly-translated optional English-language subtitles.

The supplementary material includes a 40-page booklet, which includes a recently-revised analysis by Michael E. Grost of the film.

North American collectors will need a region-free Blu-ray Disc player and/or a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

 
United Kingdom: Click the logomark to purchase this Region B/Region 2 dual-disc edition from Amazon.co.uk. Purchase supports Silent Era.
Kino on Video
2004 DVD edition

The Woman in the Moon (1929), black & white, 169 minutes, not rated.

Kino International, K384, UPC 7-38329-03842-7.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 1 NTSC 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, 192? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo? sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $29.95.
Release date: 9 November 2004.
Country of origin: USA
This quality edition from Kino features a restored 169 minute version of the film that has previously been known in the U.S. largely in its truncated American version.

This edition features new musical accompaniment performed by Jon C. Mirsalis. Supplemental section included.

This disc was previously recommneded as the best edition of The Woman in the Moon available on home video. Now, we recommended the remastered Kino Lorber editions noted above.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 1 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
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Masters of Cinema
2008 DVD edition

The Woman in the Moon (1929), black & white, 163 minutes, BBFC Classification PG.

Eureka Entertainment, EKA40238 (MoC 41), unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 2 PAL DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (? x ? 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, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, £19.99.
Release date: 21 January 2008.
Country of origin: England
This PAL DVD edition features the 35mm film restoration materials by F.W. Murnau Stiftung, with the film presented in its near-original German-release length, with the original German intertitles and newly-translated optional English-language subtitles.

The supplementary material includes a 36-page booklet, which includes a newly-revised analysis by Michael E. Grost of the film.

North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

 
United Kingdom: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 2 PAL DVD edition from Amazon.co.uk. Your purchase supports Silent Era.
coverDivisa Home Video
2013 DVD edition

Fritz Lang (1922-1929), black & white, 579 minutes total, not rated,
including La Mujer en la Luna [The Woman in the Moon] (1929), black & white, 161 minutes, not rated.

Divisa Home Video, unknown catalog number, UPC 8-421394-540811.
Five single-sided, dual-layered, Region 2 PAL DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (? x ? pixels) interlaced? scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, German? language intertitles, Spanish and Portuguese language subtitles, chapter stops; five-disc standard DVD keepcase, unknown suggested list price.
Release date: 2013.
Country of origin: Spain

This Spanish edition has likely been mastered from 35mm print materials.

This edition would probably be most valuable to Spanish and Portuguese-speaking viewers.

North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
Other silent era FRITZ LANG films available on home video.

Other GERMAN FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

Other SCIENCE FICTION and FANTASY FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
 
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