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The Golem : how he came into the world

Author: Paul WegenerCarl BoeseKarl FreundHans PoelzigRochus GlieseAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Kino on Video, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Restored authorized edView all editions and formats
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In 16th century Prague, Rabbi Loew creates a giant Golem from clay to protect his people from their persecutors. Employing sorcery, he brings the artificial man to life, endowing him with human emotions. Famulus, Loew's evil assistant, manages to take control of the Golem, commanding it to perform sordid criminal acts culminating in the kidnapping of the Rabbi's daughter Miriam. The monster, outraged, rebels and a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVDs
Monster films
Feature films
Silent films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Gustav Meyrink; Judah Loew ben Bezalel
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Wegener; Carl Boese; Karl Freund; Hans Poelzig; Rochus Gliese; Aljoscha Zimmermann; Albert Steinrück; Lyda Salmonova; Ernst Deutsch; Hans Strum; Max Kronert; Otto Gebühr; Dore Paetzold; Lothar Müthel; Greta Schroeder-Matrey; Loni Nest; UFA (Firm); Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 50908393
Language Note: Silent, with English intertitles & musical accompaniment. Original German intertitles absent.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1920.
"The titles have been newly translated by Robert Gray of Kinograph and are presented in a careful approximation of the original edition."
Also issued as part of the box set: German horror classics.
Special features: Excerpts from Julien Duvivier's film "Le Golem" (6 min., 1936); "Creation : comparison" multimedia featurette analyzing similar scenes in Wegener's film "The Golem" (1920), Chayim Bloch's novel "The Golem" (1925) & F.W. Murnau's film "Faust" (1926); "'The Golem' gallery" collection of photographs & artwork.
Credits: Camera, Karl Freund ; sets, Hans Poelzig ; costumes, Rochus Gliese ; new music, Aljoscha Zimmermann (c2000).
Cast: Albert Steinrück, Lyda Salmonova, Ernst Deutsch, Hanns Sturm, Max Kronert, Otto Gebühr, Dore Paetzold, Lothar Müthel, Greta Schröder, Loni Nest, Paul Wegener.
Description: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., tinted b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; stereo.
Other Titles: Golem (Motion picture : 1920)
Golem, wie er in die Welt kam
German horror classics.
Responsibility: Union-Film for UFA ; pictures based on events in an old chronicle by Paul Wegener ; directed by Paul Wegener, Carl Boese ; screenplay, Paul Wegener.

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In 16th century Prague, Rabbi Loew creates a giant Golem from clay to protect his people from their persecutors. Employing sorcery, he brings the artificial man to life, endowing him with human emotions. Famulus, Loew's evil assistant, manages to take control of the Golem, commanding it to perform sordid criminal acts culminating in the kidnapping of the Rabbi's daughter Miriam. The monster, outraged, rebels and a rampage ensues.

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