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Die Nibelungen

Author: Fritz LangThea von HarbouGertrud ArnoldMargarete SchoenHanna RalphAll authors
Publisher: New York : Kino on Video, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Full screen format (1.33:1); Special edView all editions and formats
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In part one, Siegfried wins the hand of Kriemhilde by slaying the dragon and defeating Brunhilde. When Brunhilde learns that magic has been used to conquer her, she has Siegfried murdered. In part two, Kriemhilde seeks revenge for Siegfried's death and marries Attila, king of the Huns, in order to further her purpose.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Silent films
Foreign films
Motion pictures, German
Drama
Fiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Fritz Lang; Thea von Harbou; Gertrud Arnold; Margarete Schoen; Hanna Ralph; Paul Richter; Theodor Loos; Hans von Schlettow; Rudolf Klein-Rogge; Carl Hoffmann; Günther Rittau; Gottfried Huppertz; Otto Hunte; Erich Kettelhut; Karl Vollbrecht; Münchner Rundfunkorchester,; Decla-Bioscop (Firm),; UFA (Firm),; Kino International Corporation,; Munich Film Archive.; Film Preservation Associates.
OCLC Number: 51231514
Language Note: Silent film with orchestral score, English credits and intertitles.
Notes: Originally produced in Germany as a 2-part silent motion picture in 1924.
Based on the 12th century epic poem Die Nibelungenlied.
"This edition of Die Nibelungen is more than 100 minutes longer than any version previously available in the U.S."--Container.
Special features (disc 1): "On the set with Fritz Lang" behind-the-scenes production footage (2 min.); "Production design" concept drawings by Erich Kettelhut (5 min.); "Slaying the Dragon" stills and footage of the dragon design and scene (5 min.); "Thief of Baghdad" dragon-slaying comparison sequence (2 min.); photo gallery of production stills; "About the master" film restoration notes; essay by film historian Jan-Christopher Horak.
Credits: Camera, Carl Hoffmann, Gunther Rittau ; music, Gottfried Huppertz ; Music performed by The Munich Radio Orchestra (c2002); set design, Otto Hunte, Erich Kettelhut, Karl Vollbrecht.
Cast: Siegfried (disc 1): Gertrud Arnold, Margarete Schoen, Hanna Ralph, Paul Richter, Theodor Loos.
Kriemhild's Rache (disc 2): Theodor Loos, Margarete Schoen, Hanna Ralph, Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Rudolf Klein-Rogge.
Description: 2 videodiscs (291 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; RSDL dual-layer ; 1.33:1 aspect ratio ; full frame presentation.
Contents: Disc 1. Siegfried (143 min.) --
disc 2. Kriemhilds Rache = Kriemhild's revenge (148 min.).
Other Titles: Nibelungen : Siegfried (Motion picture : 1924).
Nibelungenlied.
Nibelungen : Kriemhilds Rache (Motion picture : 1924).
Responsibility: a Decla-Bioscop Film of UFA ; direction, Fritz Lang ; script, Thea von Harbou.

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In part one, Siegfried wins the hand of Kriemhilde by slaying the dragon and defeating Brunhilde. When Brunhilde learns that magic has been used to conquer her, she has Siegfried murdered. In part two, Kriemhilde seeks revenge for Siegfried's death and marries Attila, king of the Huns, in order to further her purpose.

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