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The Complete Fritz Lang Mabuse Box Set

The Complete Fritz Lang Mabuse Box Set

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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?

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4 Discs

  • Original German intertitles for der Spieler and newly translated English subtitles for each film
  • Newly recorded feature length commentaries on all three films by film scholar and Fritz Lang expert David Kalat
  • Three video featurettes totalling an hour-and-a-half in length
  • 2002 video interview with Wolfgang Preiss, the star of Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse
  • An alternate ending to Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse taken from the French print of the film
  • Optional English dub track for Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse
  • Lengthy booklets on each film featuring interviews, essays, an abundance of production stills, illustrations and more!


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