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Old 08-22-2014, 03:25 PM   #1
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I just finished watching the first part of Fritz Lang's Die Nibelungen last night, and I was just blown away. The film is an amazing achievement, considering when it was made . The same can of course be said about Metropolis, one of the most influential films of our time. Lang had such an impressive, and varied body of work, spanning from fantasy, to Sci-Fi, to Film noir, and wartime thrillers. I believe this work should be seen by all, so I figured we should have a centralized thread to discuss his work available on Blu-ray, and for newcomers to learn more about his films.


Fritz Lang on Blu-ray A-Z

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
Big Heat, The (1953)
Destiny (1920)
Doctor Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)
Cloak and Dagger (1946)
Four Around the Woman (1921)
Hangmen Also Die (1943)
Harakiri (1919)
Indian Tomb, The (1959) [Note: no English subs]
M (1931)
Man Hunt (1941)
Metropolis (1927)
Ministry of Fear (1944)
Nibelungen, Die (1923-1924)
Plague of Florence, The (1919)
Scarlet Street (1945)
Secret Beyond the Door (1947)
Spiders, The (1919)
Spione (aka Spies) (1928)
Testament of Doctor Mabuse, The (1933)
Tiger of Eschnapur, The (1959) [Note: no English subs]
Western Union (1941)
Frau im Mond (aka Woman in the Moon) (1929)
Wandering Shadow (1920)
While the City Sleeps (1956)
Woman in the Window (1944)
You Only Live Once (1937)

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Fritz Lang on Blu-ray
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:34 PM   #2
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I would love Blu-ray Disc releases of Fury (1936) and Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.

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Old 08-22-2014, 03:35 PM   #3
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Sadly, I've only seen Ministry of Fear and M, both of which were outstanding. I'll have to check out more of his titles.
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:38 PM   #4
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So far, I've liked everything I own that Fritz Lang directed, M, Dr.Mabuse: The Gambler, Metropolis, The Testament of Dr.Mabuse, & The Big Heat. I hope to get Frau Im Mond, Spione, Die Nibelungen, Scarlet Street,Man Hunt, & Secret Beyond The Door. He is one of the greatest Directors.
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:42 PM   #5
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So far, I've liked everything I own that Fritz Lang directed, M, Dr.Mabuse: The Gambler, Metropolis, The Testament of Dr.Mabuse, & The Big Heat. I hope to get Frau Im Mond, Spione, Die Nibelungen, Scarlet Street,Man Hunt, & Secret Beyond The Door. He is one of the greatest Directors.
Spione, I forgot about that one. I don't think anyone added it to the DB yet
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:01 PM   #6
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Great thread!

I own all of the Region A playable Fritz Lang Blu-rays except for Die Nibelungen. I need to scratch that itch and pull the trigger on Die Nibelungen soon, because everything else that I own from the director is marvelous.

My collection includes the above-listed Spanish disc of You Only Live Once, and I will verify that it is a good-looking disc that is English friendly both in terms of audio and subtitles.

The Big Heat and Man Hunt are two of my favorite Twilight Time titles.
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Great thread idea, Mifune.

I have seen a handful of his films, both available and not available on Blu-ray, and nothing comes close to Metropolis for me. It's one of the greatest films to ever be made about humanity.
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I didn't realise Western Union was available on Blu Ray! I love his westerns so i may have to get this...also hope one day Rancho Notorious makes its way on to Blu Ray too.
Wanted On Blu: The Crowd (28), I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (32), The Mortal Storm (40), Hellzapoppin' (41), Mr Bug Goes To Town (41), Un Temoin Dans La Ville (59), A Prize Of Arms (62), The Last Of Sheila (73), Dersu Uzala (75), Illustrious Corpses (76), The Late Show (77), Foul Play (78), American Hot Wax (78), Krabat - The Sorcerer's Apprentice (78), I As In Icarus (79), The Lonely Guy (84), After Hours (85), Confessions Of A Serial Killer (85), Nobody's Fool (94), Best Of Youth (03).

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I saw only M and The big heat i love them, hopefully will see Man hunt and Metropolis
I also just finished Contempt and saw him as an Actor!
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I also just finished Contempt and saw him as an Actor!
I definitely need to check that one out
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Thanks MifuneFan for this thread and for the head up on few of his films I didn't know was on BD. Many Lang films are my favourites.

Also I recommend the Italian You Only Live Once, does anybody know of the differences between the Italian and the Spanish BDs?
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:47 AM   #12
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Awesome thread! Thanks for putting it together.

The Big Heat is also available in other countries as well. Maybe add them to your list above? Might be helpful to some since the TT version has been unavailable for some time now.

Spain: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Bi...Blu-ray/88107/

Italy: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Bi...lu-ray/100182/

France: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Bi...0468/#Overview
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Love STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR...
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I would love to see The Woman in the Window released soon, it's one of my favourites!
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the "indian" epics on the german bluray do actually look the same and sometimes even worse than the MoC DVDs ... ;(

same for some of the spanish blurays. and the olive blurays are at best medicore..

its a shame that lang movies got released like that.

not to mention the "resen" bluray from spain thats most likely just a copy of the TT release. (some of their releases are BD-R)
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Would love to see Clash By Night on blu-ray.
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To any Lang fans who have not watched Die Nibelungen, you are missing a mind-blowing experience. That movie and Metropolis show so much ambition and vision, Lang was doing things 90 years ago that most modern film fans assume were beyond the imagination of anyone working before the CGI era, it's basically Lord of the Rings. And the Gottfried Huppertz scores restored on the BDs for Die Nibelungen and Metropolis are sublime and majestic masterpieces that shiver me and cover me with goosebumps.

Lang is the reason why I can't call Hitchcock the greatest of all time, because so much of what Hitchcock did was just being a poor man's Lang.

I have every available region 1 Lang BD except Secret Beyond the Door, I believe, (Hangmen Also Die doesn't count, I think that's a September release). The ones that I most impatiently await are Testament of Dr. Mabuse (my second favorite film of the 30s after M), Frau im Mond, Spione, and his early films The Spiders Part I and II, an Indiana Jones-type jungle adventure.
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To any Lang fans who have not watched Die Nibelungen, you are missing a mind-blowing experience. That movie and Metropolis show so much ambition and vision, Lang was doing things 90 years ago that most modern film fans assume were beyond the imagination of anyone working before the CGI era, it's basically Lord of the Rings.
I agree. I'm finishing up Pt II right now, and it's just as excellent as the first, if not more so. I love this film. It makes me wonder what Lang could do with today's tools and technology, considering what he was able to accomplish back then
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Also I recommend the Italian You Only Live Once, does anybody know of the differences between the Italian and the Spanish BDs?
I know that the original Italian release looked like it had a distortion problem--either the characters looked too fat or too skinny--can't remember which one.
check out the dvdbeaver review and you'll see it in the screencaps.
so I never got that bd.
am very interested to know if the Spanish bd is distortion free because if it is, I would definitely get it. great film and I always like Sylvia Sidney.
btw: it's tragic that MoC refuses to release an upgrade of the Indian Epic, seeing as how it is already restored and in their collection as a dvd.
(just hard to understand what the reason is, and for whatever reason Eureka seem to have no interest in saying why)
note: they claimed a bd was coming at one point, but obviously it has never materialized.

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Great thread. FYI - the link for Die Nibelungen doesn't work.
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