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Author: Fritz LangPeter LorreEllen WidmannInge LandgutOtto WernickeAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2004]
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 30.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : German : Special edView all editions and formats
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When a serial killer is stalking the children of the city, everyone, including the criminal underworld, wants to see him brought down. The story is based on the Düsseldorf child murders of 1929.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Foreign language films
Drama
Foreign films
Film noir
Detective and mystery films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Fritz Lang; Peter Lorre; Ellen Widmann; Inge Landgut; Otto Wernicke; Theodor Loos; Gustaf Gründgens; Thea von Harbou; Seymour Nebenzal; Fritz Arno Wagner; Paul Falkenberg; Anton Kaes; Eric Rentschler; William Friedkin; Claude Chabrol; Harold Nebenzal; Friedrich Gnass; Paul Kemp; Theo Lingen; Rudolf Blümner; Georg John; Rosa Valetti; Fritz Odemar; Nero-Film A.G.; Janus Films.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 0780029097 9780780029095
OCLC Number: 56795847
Language Note: In German, with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1931.
Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary by German film scholars Anton Kaes & Eric Rentschler; color bars.
Special features (disc 2): "Conversation with Fritz Lang" by William Friedkin (c1975, 49 min.); "M le maudit" short film by Claude Chabrol (c1982, 11 min.); interview with Chabrol about Lang (7 min.); interview with Harold Nebenzal, the son of producer Seymour Nebenzal (c2004, 14 min.); classroom tapes of editor Paul Falkenberg discussing "M" and its history (c1976-1977, 36 min.); "The physical history of M" featurette (c2004, 25 min.); gallery, with production stills, behind-the-scenes photos and production sketches by art director Emil Hasler.
Booklet includes an essay by film critic Stanley Kauffman ("The mark of 'M'"); 3 contemporaneous articles about the film ("My film 'M' : a factual report", "Fritz Lang's 'M' : filmed sadism" & "Gangsters, too, have their professional honor"); interview with Lang by Gero Gandert ("Fritz Lang on 'M' : an interview", c1963).
Credits: Cinematography, Fritz Arno Wagner ; editing, Paul Falkenberg.
Cast: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke, Theodor Loos, Gustaf Gründgens, Friedrich Gnass, Fritz Odemar, Paul Kemp, Theo Lingen, Rudolf Blümner, Georg John, Rosa Valetti.
Description: 2 videodiscs (110 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (25 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Details: DVD; NTSC, standard format (1.19:1); Dolby digital mono.
Contents: Disc 1. The film --
Disc 2. The supplements. Conversation with Fritz Lang / William Friedkin --
M le maudit / Claude Chabrol --
Paul Falkenberg discussing the film and its history --
Interview with Harold Nebenzal --
A physical history of M --
Stills gallery, with behind-the-scenes photos and production sketches by art director Emil Hasler.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 30.
Other Titles: Conversation with Fritz Lang.
M le maudit.
Physical history of M.
M (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Nero-Film Zeigt ; regie, Fritz Lang ; drehbuch, Thea von Harbou und Fritz Lang.

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When a serial killer is stalking the children of the city, everyone, including the criminal underworld, wants to see him brought down. The story is based on the Düsseldorf child murders of 1929.

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