WEIMAR CINEMA ON DVD

The following list contains films made in Germany between 1919 and 1933 that are currently available on DVD. Film titles which are listed in both German and English indicate that the film is available with subtitles or intertitles in English. While the large majority of the DVDs are NTSC format, some are PAL (region 0 or 2). German DVD’s in PAL are shown as “G,”, British as “UK.”  German editions are listed only when no U.S. or UK edition exists or if the German version differs significantly.

 

Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed / The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Lotte Reiniger, 1926

DVD: Image Entertainment (2002), 67 min. Reconstructed version. German intertitles with English subtitles, optional English voice-over. Extras: 1921 animated advertising trailer for The Secret of the Marquise; documentary on Reiniger by Katja Raganelli (1999, 64 min.); stills gallery.

DVD (UK): BFI Video (2001), 66 min. PAL, region 2.

 

Anders als die Andern / Different from the Others

Richard Oswald, 1919

DVD: Kino on Video (2004), 50 min. English intertitles only.

DVD (G): Edition Filmmuseum (2007), 51 min. PAL, region 0. German intertitles with English subtitles. Includes short documentary on the history of the film, documents by Magnus Hirschfeld, and a letter exchange between directors Richard Oswald and Veit Harlan. Includes Gesetze der Liebe: Schuldlos geächtet! / Laws of Love: Innocently Outlawed! (see below).

 

Anna Boleyn/Anna Boleyn

Ernst Lubitsch, 1920

DVD: Kino on Video (2006), 100 min. Restored version. English intertitles only. Features image gallery; Lubitsch filmography.

 

Asphalt/ Asphalt

Joe May, 1929

DVD: Kino on Video (2006), 93 min. Restored version. English intertitles only.

DVD (UK): Eureka Video (2005), 90 min. PAL, region 2. German intertitles with optional English subtitles. Essay by R. Dixon Smith.

 

Die Austernprinzessin / The Oyster Princess

Ernst Lubitsch, 1919

DVD: Kino on Video (2006), 60 min. Restored version. English intertitles only. Package includes Lubitsch filmography and Lubitsch’s Ich möchte kein Mann sein / I Don’t Want to Be a Man (see below).

 

Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s

 DVD: Kino on Video (2005). Two-disc collection of early European and American experimental cinema. Includes Hans Richter’s Rhythmus 21 (1921, 3 min.), Vormittagsspuk / Ghosts before Breakfast (1928, 9 min.), and Ernö Metzner’s Überfall (1928, 22 min.).

 

Berge in Flammen

Luis Trenker, 1931

DVD (G): VZ Handels GmbH (2004), 94 min. PAL, region 0. In German. Features: photo gallery; background information. Second disc contains the documentary Sperrfort Rocca Alta (28 min.) about Luis Trenker.

 

Die Bergkatze / The Wildcat

Ernst Lubitsch, 1921

DVD: Kino on Video (2006), 82 min. Restored version. English intertitles only. With Lubitsch filmography.

 

Berlin Alexanderplatz/ Berlin Alexanderplatz

Phil Jutzi, 1931

DVD: Criterion Collection (2007), 83 min. In German with English subtitles. Included on the supplements disc for Criterion’s edition of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980, 940 min.).

 

Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt / Berlin: Symphony of a Great City

Walther Ruttmann, 1927

DVD: Image Entertainment (1999), 62 min. Includes Ruttmann’s short Opus I (1922, 10 min.).

DVD (G): Edition Filmmuseum (2008), 65 min. PAL, region 0. Restored version with newly recorded original score by Edmund Meisel. This edition includes all of Ruttmann’s surviving works from 1920-31: Opus 1-4 (1920-25), Der Sieger (1922), Das Wunder (1922), Das wiedergefundene Paradies (1925), Der Aufstieg (1926), Spiel der Wellen (1926), Dort wo der Rhein (1926), and In der Nacht (1931); lobby cards, posters, programs, and text documents; paintings and drawings by Ruttmann; booklet with essays. Includes Melodie der Welt / Melody of the World (see below).

 

Der blaue Engel / The Blue Angel

Josef von Sternberg, 1930

DVD: Kino on Video (2001), 106 min. Restored version. In German with English subtitles. Audio commentary. Includes English-language version (94 min.); Marlene Dietrich’s screen test; Dietrich interview footage; trailer; Dietrich concert footage; photo gallery; filmmaker and cast biographies; production history.

DVD (UK): Eureka Video (2002), 105 min. PAL, region 2.

 

Das blaue Licht / The Blue Light

Leni Riefenstahl, 1932

DVD (G): Archiv-DVD (2006), 70 min. In German with English subtitles.

 

Bomben auf Monte Carlo

Hanns Schwarz, 1931

DVD (G): Black Hill Pictures (2005), 101 min. PAL, region 2. In German. Features background information; photo gallery.

 

Die Büchse der Pandora / Pandora’s Box

W. Pabst, 1929

DVD: Criterion Collection (2006), 133 min. German intertitles with optional English subtitles. Audio commentary by Thomas Elsaesser and Mary Ann Doane. Includes Looking for Lulu, documentary on Louise Brooks (1998, 60 min.); 1971 interview with Louise Brooks (48 min.) by Richard Leacock; interviews with Leacock and Michael Pabst, son of G. W. Pabst; stills gallery; book with essays.

DVD (UK): Second Sight Films (2002), 131 min. PAL, region 0.

 

Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari / The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Robert Wiene, 1920

DVD: Image Entertainment (1996), 72 min. English intertitles only. Audio commentary by Mike Budd.

DVD: Kino on Video (2002), 75 min. English intertitles only. Tinted. Includes an excerpt of Wiene’s subsequent film, Genuine: Tale of a Vampire (1920, 43 min.); footage of Wiene on the set of his film I.N.R.I.; gallery of photos, posters, and production sketches.

DVD (UK): Eureka Video (2000), 72 min. PAL, region 2.

 

Die vom Rummelplatz

Carl Lamac, 1930

DVD (G): absolut Medien (2008). PAL, region 0. In German. This film is included in the collection “Film im Herzen Europas.”

 

Doktor Dolittle & andere Archivschätze

Lotte Reiniger, 1927

DVD (G): absolut Medien (2008), 153 min. PAL, region 0. Includes booklet. German intertitles.

 

Douaumont: Die Hölle von Verdun / Douaumont: Hell of Verdun

Heinz Paul, 1931

DVD: International Historic Films, 84 min. In German.

 

Die Dreigroschenoper / The Threepenny Opera

W. Pabst, 1931

DVD: Criterion Collection (2007), 105 min. In German with English subtitles. Audio commentary by David Bathrick and Eric Rentschler. Includes archival introduction by stars Fritz Rasp and Ernst Busch; documentary on the play’s history; Pabst’s French-language version; presentation on different versions by Charles O’Brien; archival interview with Fritz Rasp; galleries of production photos and sketches; essay by Tony Rayns.

DVD (UK): BFI Video (2004), 203 min. PAL, region 2.

 

Die Drei von der Tankstelle

Wilhelm Thiele, 1930

DVD (G): Universum Film (2004), 95 min. PAL, region 2. In German.

 

Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler / Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler

Fritz Lang, 1922

DVD: Kino on Video (2006), 270 min. Restored version. English intertitles only. Supplements: “The Story behind Dr. Mabuse” (52 min., German with English subtitles); Lang biography and filmography; stills gallery; film notes.

DVD: Image Entertainment (2001), 230 min. English intertitles only. Audio commentary by David Kalat.

DVD (UK): Eureka Video (2004), 270 min. PAL, region 2. German intertitles with English subtitles. Extras: photo gallery; features on “Mabuse’s Motives,” “Mabuse’s Music,” and Norbert Jacques; biographies; facts and dates.

 

Einbrecher

Hanns Schwarz, 1930

DVD (G): Black Hill Pictures (2005), 103 min. In German. Includes background information; biographies.

 

Die elf Teufel / The Eleven Devils

Zoltan Korda, 1927

DVD (G): Edition Filmmuseum (2006), 98 min. PAL, region 0. German intertitles with English subtitles. Includes short documentary Der Länderkampf Deutschland-Italien im Duisburger Stadion / International Competition Germany vs. Italy in the Duisburg Stadium (9 min.) and König der Mittelstürmer / King of the Centre Forwards (see below).

 

Ella Bergmann-Michel: Dokumentarische Filme 1931-1933/Documentary Films 1931-1933

Ella Bergmann-Michel, 1933

DVD (G): Edition Filmmuseum (2008), 143 min. PAL, region 0. German intertitles with English subtitles. Films on the DVD include: Wo wohnen alte Leute / Where Old People Live (1931), Erwerbslose kochen für Erwerbslose / Unemployed are Cooking for the Unemployed (1932), Fliegende Händler in Frankfurt am Main / Travelling Hawkers in Frankfurt am Main (1932), Fischfang in der Rhön (an der Sinn) / Fishing in the Rhön (at the Sinn) (1932), Wahlkampf 1932 (Letzte Wahl) / Election Campaign 1932 (Last Election) (1932/33), Fragmente / Fragments, Mein Herz schlägt Blau – Ella Bergmann-Michel / Blue is the Beat of my Heart – Ella Bergmann-Michel Jutta Hercher & Maria Hemmleb, (1989)

 

Emil und die Detektive

Gerhard Lamprecht, 1931

DVD (G): Universum Film (2003). PAL, region 2. In German. Includes the 1954 version directed by Robert A. Stemmle.

 

Faust/ Faust

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1926

DVD: Kino on Video (2001), 116 min.

Restored version. English intertitles only. Includes gallery of production stills; essay by Jan Christopher Horak.

DVD (UK): Eureka Video (2006), 100 min. PAL, region 2. German intertitles with optional English subtitles. Audio commentary by David Ehrenstein and Bill Krohn. Includes video feature with Tony Rayns; comparison of the different versions of Faust by R. Dixon Smith; production stills and promotional art gallery; booklet with essay by Peter Spooner and archive reprints.

 

Die Finanzen des Großherzogs / The Finances of the Grand Duke

F.W. Murnau, 1924

DVD: Kino on Video (2009), 77 min. Restored edition, color tinted, English intertitles. Included on the Murnau Six-DVD Box Set (The Haunted Castle, Nosferatu, The Last Laugh, The Finances of the Grand Duke, Tartuffe, and Faust). Extra feature: audio commentary by film historian David Kalat.

 

F.P. 1 antwortet nicht

Karl Hartl, 1932

DVD (G): Black Hill Pictures (2005), 107 min. PAL, region 2. In German. Includes background information; photo gallery.

 

Frau im Mond / Woman in the Moon

Fritz Lang, 1929

DVD: Kino on Video (2004), 169 min. Restored version. English intertitles only. With photo gallery.

DVD (UK): Eureka Video (2008), 163 min. PAL, region 2. German intertitles with optional English subtitles. Includes documentary The First Science-Fiction Film (Gabriele Jacobi, 15 min.); booklet with analysis by Michael E. Grost.

 

Die freudlose Gasse / The Joyless Street

G. W. Pabst, 1925

DVD: Synergy Entertainment (2007), 60 min. Region 0. Truncated version of 60 min. with English intertitles; the reconstructed version (forthcoming in Edition Filmmuseum) is 180 min.

 

Friedrich Schiller: eine Dichterjugend / The Poet as a Young Man

Curt Goetz, 1923

DVD (G): Edition Filmmuseum (2006), 102 min. PAL, region 0. German intertitles with English subtitles. Includes deleted and missing scenes from the original screenplay.

 

Geheimnisse einer Seele / Secrets of a Soul

G. W. Pabst, 1926

DVD: Kino on Video (2008), 73 min. Restored version. English intertitles only. With illustrated film notes.

 

Genuine/ Genuine

Robert Wiene, 1920

DVD: Kino on Video (2002), 43 min. English intertitles only. The fragment is included on Kino’s edition of Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari / The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (see above).

 

Geschlecht in Fesseln: Die Sexualnot der Gefangenen / Sex in Chains

Wilhelm Dieterle, 1928

DVD: Kino on Video (2004), 86 min. Restored version. English intertitles.

 

Gesetze der Liebe: Schuldlos geächtet! / Laws of Love: Innocently Outlawed!

Magnus Hirschfeld, 1927

DVD (G): Edition Filmmuseum (2007), 40 min. PAL, region 0. German intertitles with English subtitles. Included in Anders als die Andern / Different from the Others (see above).

 

Der Golem: wie er in die Welt kam / The Golem: How He Came into the World

Paul Wegener, 1920

DVD: Kino on Video (2002), 86 min. Restored version. English intertitles only. Includes excerpt from Le Golem (Julien Duvivier, 1936); scene comparison with excerpts of Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s Faust (1926) and Chayim Bloch’s book The Golem (1925); photo and art gallery.

DVD (UK): Eureka Video (2003), 84 min. PAL, region 2. German and English intertitles. With documentary by R. Dixon Smith; photo gallery.

 

Der heilige Berg / The Holy Mountain

Arnold Fanck, 1926

DVD: Kino on Video (2003), 105 min. Reconstructed version. English intertitles only. Features interview footage of Leni Riefenstahl and Luis Trenker.

DVD (UK): Eureka Video (2004), 106 min. PAL, region 2. German intertitles with English subtitles. Inludes Ray Mueller’s 1993 documentary The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (180 min.); booklet with essay by David Cummings.

 

Herrin von Atlantis / Mistress of Atlantis

G. W. Pabst, 1932

DVD: Sinister Cinema, 79 min. In English.

 

Ich küsse Ihre Hand, Madame

Robert Land, 1928

DVD (G): Salzgeber and Co. Medien (2003), 83 min. PAL, region 2. Restored version. German intertitles with sound sequence in German.

 

Ich möchte kein Mann sein / I Don’t Want to Be a Man

Ernst Lubitsch, 1920

DVD: Kino on Video (2007), 45 min. Restored version. English intertitles only. With Lubitsch filmography. Includes Lubitsch’s Die Austernprinzessin / The Oyster Princess (see above).

 

Das indische Grabmal / The Indian Tomb

Joe May, 1921

DVD: Image Entertainment (2000), 212 min. English intertitles only.

 

Kameradschaft

G. W. Pabst, 1931

DVD (G): Universum Film (2006), 86 min. PAL, region 2. In German.

 

Karl Valentin & Liesl Karlstadt: Die Kurzfilme / Karl Valentin & Liesl Karlstadt: Short Films 1912-1941

DVD (G): VZ-Handelsgesellschaft (2002), 480 min. PAL, region 2. Films made between 1919-1933 included in the three-disc set: Die lustigen Vagabunden (1912, 4 min.), Der neue Schreibtisch (1914, 8 min.), Mysterien eines Frisiersalons (1922/23, 25 min., dir. Erich Engels and Bert Brecht), Auf dem Oktoberfest (1923, 11 min.), Der Antennendraht (1932, 19 min. dir. Joe Stöckl), Im Photoatelier (1932, 27 min., dir. Karl Ritter), Orchesterprobe (1933, 22 min., dir. Carl Lamac)

In German.

 

Karl Valentin, der Sonderling

Walter Jerven, 1929

DVD (G): VZ Handels GmbH (2004), 88 min. PAL, region 0. German intertitles. This film appears on the three-disc set “Karl Valentin” Die Spielfilme,” which also includes Donner, Blitz und Sonnenschein (1936), Kirschen in Nachbars Garten (1935), and four early silents.

 

Der Kongress tanzt

Erik Charell, 1931

DVD (G): Universum Film (2005), 94 min. PAL, region 2. In German.

 

König der Mittelstürmer / King of the Center Forwards

Fritz Kreisler, 1927

DVD (G): Edition Filmmuseum (2006), 95 min. PAL, region 0. German intertitles with English subtitles. With short documentary Der Länderkampf Deutschland-Italien im Duisburger Stadion / International Competition Germany vs. Italy in the Duisburg Stadium (9 min.). Includes Die elf Teufel / The Eleven Devils (see above).

 

Kuhle Wampe, oder wem gehört die Welt? / Kuhle Wampe, or Who Owns the World?

Slatan Dudow, 1932

DVD: DEFA Film Library / Icestorm, 69 min. DVD features include: Improved English subtitles, supervised Marc Silberman; How the Worker Lives (1930); Slatan Dudow – A Film About a Marxist Artist (1974, Volker Koepp); Original Film Prologue with Herbert Jhering (1958); Before & After: Restoring Kuhle Wampe (2008, Marta Carlson); “At the Hairdresser’s with Brecht and Dudow” from a 1981 interview by Ralf Schenk; “On Kuhle Wampe” an essay by Marc Silberman; “The Second Life of Kuhle Wampe” by Wolfgang Klaue; Biographies & Filmographies

DVD (G): Filmedition Suhrkamp (2008), 80 min. In German.

 

Lachende Erben

Max Ophüls, 1933

DVD (G): Black Hill Pictures (2005), 72 min. In German. With background information; photo gallery.

 

Der letzte Mann / The Last Laugh

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1924

DVD: Kino on Video (2008), 91 min. Restored version. English intertitles only. Includes excerpts from alternate version; photo gallery.

DVD (UK): Eureka Video (2008), 91 min. PAL, region 2. German intertitles with optional English subtitles. Includes documentary Der letzte Mann: The Making of (Luciano Berriatúa, 41 min.); liner notes by R. Dixon Smith, Tony Rayns, and Lotte Eisner.

 

Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney / The Love of Jeanne Ney

G. W. Pabst, 1927

DVD: Kino on Video (2001), 113 min. English intertitles only.

 

Liebe muss verstanden sein / Love Must Be Understood

Hans Steinhoff, 1933

DVD: Warner Home Video (2004), 80 min. PAL, region 2. In German. Digitally remastered, with image gallery.

 

M: eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder / M

Fritz Lang, 1931

DVD: Criterion Collection (2004), 110 min. Restored version. In German with English subtitles. Audio commentary by Anton Kaes and Eric Rentschler. Disc 2 includes interview with Lang by director William Friedkin (50 min.); Claude Chabrol’s short film M le maudit; classroom tapes of editor Paul Falkenburg; interview with Harold Nebenzahl; the documentary A Physical History of M; stills gallery with photos and production sketches. Booklet includes an essay by Stanley Kaufmann; 1963 interview with Lang; script for a missing scene; contemporaneous newspaper articles.

DVD (UK): Eureka Video (2003), 105 min. PAL, region 2. Restored version. In German with English subtitles. Audio commentary. Includes audio interview of Lang by Peter Bogdanovich; Lang documentary; essay by R. Dixon Smith; film restoration and comparison with Martin Koerber and Torsten Kaiser; photo gallery; animated slide show; set designs; final screen comparisons; animated biographies; historical backgrounds.

 

Mädchen in Uniform

Leontine Sagan, 1931

DVD (G): Arthaus (2008), 83 min. PAL, region 2. In German. With photo gallery; director biography; press material.

 

Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht/The Man Who Looks for his Murderer

Robert Siodmak, 1930

DVD (G): Black Hill Pictures (2005), 50 min. PAL, region 2. In German. Includes background information with film scenes.

 

Melodie der Welt / Melody of the World

Walther Ruttmann, 1929

DVD (G): Edition Filmmuseum (2008), 40 min. PAL, region 0. Included in Berlin: Sinfonie der Großstadt / Berlin: Symphony of a Great City.

 

Menschen am Sonntag / People on Sunday

Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Billy Wilder, 1929

DVD (UK): BFI Video (2005), 73 min. PAL, region 2. Restored version. With filmmaker biographies; booklet.

 

Metropolis/ Metropolis

Fritz Lang, 1927

DVD: Kino on Video (2002), 124 min. Restored version. English intertitles only. Newly recorded original score. Audio commentary by Enno Patalas. Includes a documentary by Enno Patalas on the making of the film (43 min.); featurette on the digital restoration; photo galleries; cast and crew biographies.

DVD (UK): Eureka Video (2005), 118 min. PAL, region 2. Restored version. German intertitles with optional subtitles in English. Audio commentary by Enno Patalas in English and German. Extras: documentary The Metropolis Case by Patalas (2002, 44 min.); documentary on the restoration with Martin Koerber; production stills, posters, costume designs, stills of missing scenes, and architectural designs; booklet with restoration notes, contemporary writing, and an essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum.

 

Mikaël / Michael

Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1924

DVD: Kino on Video (2004), 86 min. English intertitles only. Audio commentary by Caspar Tybjerg. With Dreyer filmography.

DVD (UK): Eureka Video (2004), 90 min. PAL, region 0. German and English intertitles. Audio commentary by Tybjerg. Includes audio interview with Dreyer from 1965 (26 min.); booklet; reprint of Tom Milne’s The World Inside (1971); reprint of Jean Renoir’s tribute, Dreyer’s Sin (1968); translation of original Danish program; essay by Nick Wrigley.

 

Der müde Tod / Destiny

Fritz Lang, 1921

DVD: Image Entertainment (2000), 99 min. English intertitles only.

 

Die Mysterien eines Frisiersalons/The Mysteries of a Barber Shop

Erich Engel and Bertolt Brecht, 1923

DVD (G): VZ Handels GmbH (2002), 25 min. PAL, region 2. In German. Included on the 3-disc set “Karl Valentin and Liesl Karlstadt: Die Kurzfilme.” Includes documentary on Valentin; photo galleries; chronologies; biographies of Valentin and Karlstadt.

 

Nathan der Weise / Nathan the Wise

Manfred Noa, 1922

DVD: Edition Filmmuseum (2007), 123 min. PAL, region 0. German intertitles with English subtitles. Includes 1923 lobby cards; booklet with essay by Stefan Drössler.

 

Nerven / Nerves

Robert Reinert, 1919

DVD: Edition Filmmuseum (2008), 110 min. PAL, region 0. Reconstructed and newly tinted version. German intertitles with French and English subtitles. Supplements: fragment comparisons; documentary shorts on the proletarian revolution in Munich 1919; posters, stills, and lobby cards; essays by Jan-Christopher Horak, Stefan Drössler, and David Bordwell.

 

Die Nibelungen / The Nibelungen Saga

Fritz Lang, 1924

DVD (2 discs): Kino on Video (2002), 291 min. Part 1: Siegfried (143 min.); Part 2: Kriemhild’s Revenge (144 min.) Restored version. English intertitles only. Newly recorded original score. Includes footage of Lang on the set; design sketches by Erich Kettelhut; comparison of dragon-slaying scenes from Siegfried and The Thief of Baghdad (1924); essay by Jan-Christopher Horak; photo gallery.

 

Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens / Nosferatu

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1922

DVD: Kino on Video (2007), 94 min. 2007 restoration. German and English intertitles, optional English subtitles. Original score. Supplements: documentary by Luciano Berriatúa on the film’s production (52 min.); feature on the restoration; excerpts from other Murnau films; photo gallery; scene comparison.

DVD (UK): Eureka Video (2007), 93 min. PAL, region 2. Audio commentary by R. Dixon Smith and Brad Stevens. Additional book with articles by Thomas Elsaesser, Gilberto Perez, and Enno Patalas; archival pieces by producer Albin Grau; notes on restoration; archival imagery.

 

Orlacs Hände / The Hands of Orlac

Robert Wiene, 1924

DVD: Kino on Video (2008), 110 min. Restored version. English intertitles only. Supplements: scene comparison; information on the restoration; film notes by John T. Soister; image gallery; trailer for Mad Love (Karl Freund, 1935).

 

Othello/ Othello

Dimitri Buchowetzki, 1922

DVD: Kino on Video (2001), 80 min. English intertitles only. Features four silent Shakespearean shorts; essay by Douglas Brode.

 

Phantom/ Phantom

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1922

DVD: Flicker Alley (2006), 120 min. Restored version. Tinted. English intertitles only. Supplements: “Invitation to Phantom” (Janet Bergstrom, 15 min.); cast and crew biographies; documents gallery; essay on the restoration (“The Colors of Phantom,” by Luciano Berriatúa and Camille Blot-Wellens).

 

Die Puppe / The Doll

Ernst Lubitsch, 1919

DVD: Kino on Video (2006), 64 min. Restored version. English intertitles only. Includes a documentary on Lubitsch, Lubitsch in Berlin (Robert Fischer, 109 min).

 

Der Rebell

Luis Trenker and Kurt Bernhard, 1932

DVD (G): EMS (2004), 83 min. PAL, region 2. In German. Includes biographies and filmographies of Trenker and Luise Ullrich; image gallery; Trenker’s 1957 film Unser Freund, der Haflinger.

 

Ruf des Nordens

Nunzio Malasomma, 1929

DVD (G): EMS (2004), 62 min. PAL, region 2. In German. Introduction and commentary by Luis Trenker. Supplements: biography and filmography of Trenker; photo gallery; Trenker’s film S.O.S. Zinnennordwand (1955, 19 min.).

 

Schatten: eine nächtliche Halluzination / Warning Shadows: A Nocturnal Hallucination

Arthur Robison, 1923

DVD: Kino on Video (2006), 85 min. Restored version. Color tinted. English intertitles only.

 

Der Schatz

G. W. Pabst, 1923

DVD (G): Arthaus (2007), 80 min. PAL, region 2. Restored version. German intertitles. Audio commentary by Hermann Kappelhoff and Marek Bringezu. Extras: documentary on the reconstruction; interviews with conductor Frank Strobel and Michael Pabst; booklet with text by Klaus Kreimeier; director and cast biographies; photo gallery.

 

Schicksalswürfel / A Throw of Dice

Franz Osten, 1930

DVD: Kino on Video (2008), 74 min. Restored version. English intertitles.

DVD (UK): BFI Video (2007), 74 min. PAL, region 2. Restored version. English intertitles. Features interview with Nitin Sawhney; booklet with essay by Amrit Gangar; essay by filmmaker Asif Kapadia.

 

Schloss Vogelöd / The Haunted Castle

F.W. Murnau, 1921

DVD: Kino on Video (2009), 81 min. Restored edition, color tinted, English intertiles. Included on the Murnau Six-DVD Box Set (The Haunted Castle, Nosferatu, The Last Laugh, The Finances of the Grand Duke, Tartuffe, and Faust). Extra features include gallery of set design paintings by Robert Herlth and excerpts of Rudolf Stratz’s novel.

 

Der Sohn der weißen Berge

Mario Bonnard and Luis Trenker, 1930

DVD (G): EMS (2004), 64 min. PAL, region 2. In German. Features biographies and filmographies of stars Luis Trenker and Renate Müller; image gallery; Trenker’s 1952 film Die Sphinx von Zermatt; interview with son Florian Trenker.

 

S.O.S. Eisberg

Arnold Fanck, 1933

DVD (G): Universum Film (2005), 101 min. PAL, region 2. In German.

 

Die Spinnen / Spiders

Fritz Lang, 1919

DVD: Image Entertainment (1999), 137 min. German intertitles with English subtitles. Includes both parts: Der goldene See / The Golden Sea (1919) and Das Brillantenschiff / The Diamond Ship (1920).

 

Spione / Spies

Fritz Lang, 1928

DVD: Kino on Video (2004), 143 min. Restored version. English intertitles only. Includes photo gallery.

DVD (UK): Eureka Video (2005), 145 min. PAL, region 2. German intertitles with optional English subtitles. Supplements: gallery with promotional material; booklet with essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum.

 

Der Stolz der 3. Kompanie / The Pride of the Third Company

Fred Sauer, 1931

DVD (G): Power Station (2008), 85 min. PAL, region 2. In German.

 

Der Student von Prag / The Student of Prague

Henrik Galeen, 1926

DVD: Alpha Video (2004), 90 min. Region 0. English intertitles only.

 

Stürme über dem Mont Blanc / Storm over Mont Blanc

Arnold Fanck, 1930

DVD: Kino on Video (2005), 95 min. In German with English subtitles. Includes short film by Fanck Das Wolkenphänomen in Maloja / Cloud Phenomena of Maloja, 1924; photo gallery.

 

Sumurun / One Arabian Night

Ernst Lubitsch, 1920

DVD: Kino on Video (2006), 103 min. Restored version. English intertitles only.

 

Tabu/ Tabu

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1931

DVD: Image Entertainment (2002), 81 min. Restored version. English intertitles. Audio commentary by Janet Bergstrom. Includes photo gallery; outtake footage; short film Reri in New York; theatrical trailer; PDF’s of telegrams and script pages.

DVD (UK): Eureka Video (2007), 83 min. PAL, region 2. Restored version. English intertitles. Audio commentary by R. Dixon Smith and Brad Stevens. Includes documentary by Luciano Berriatúa (15 min.). Additional book includes articles by Scott Eyman, Richard Griffiths, and David Flaherty; interview with cinematographer Floyd Crosby; original story treatments by Murnau and Flaherty for Tabu and its aborted predecessor “Turia.”

 

Das Tagebuch einer Verlorenen / Diary of a Lost Girl

G. W. Pabst, 1929

DVD: Kino on Video (2001), 116 min. Restored version. English intertitles only. Includes the short Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle film Windy Riley Goes Hollywood (18 min.).

DVD (UK): Eureka Video (2007), 107 min. PAL, region 2. German intertitles with optional English subtitles. Features liner notes with writing by Louise Brooks, Lotte Eisner, Louella Interim, Craig Keller, and R. Dixon Smith.

 

Tartüff / Tartuffe

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1926

DVD: Kino on Video (2003), 63 min. Restored version. Color tinted. English intertitles only. Includes documentary on Murnau (The Way to Murnau, 35 min.); essay by Jan-Christopher Horak.

DVD (UK): Eureka Video (2005), 64 min. PAL, region 2. German intertitles with optional English subtitles. Features gallery with production stills; booklet with essay by R. Dixon Smith.

 

Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse / The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

Fritz Lang, 1933

DVD: Criterion Collection (2004), 121 min. In German with optional English subtitles. Audio commentary by David Kalat. Includes excerpts from 1964 interview with Lang; Mabuse in Mind (Thomas Honickel, 1984); comparison between German- and French-language versions as well as the U.S. edit of the film; interview with Michael Farin about Mabuse and writer Norbert Jacques; production drawings; memorabilia, press books, stills, and posters; essay by Tom Gunning. Disc 2 includes the simultaneously filmed French-language version of the film.

DVD (UK): Eureka Video (2004), 115 min. PAL, region 2. In German with English subtitles. With documentary by R. Dixon Smith; photo gallery.

 

Theodor Herzl, der Bannenträger des jüdischen Volkes

Otto Kreisler, 1921

DVD: International Historic Films, 2006, 65 min. In German.

Vampyr/ Vampyr

Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932

DVD: Criterion (2008), 75 min. German intertitles with English subtitles. DVD features include: The original German version in a new high-definition digital transfer from the 1998 restoration by Martin Koerber and the Cineteca di Bologna. Newly credited alternate version with English text. Audio commentary by Tony Rayns. Carl Th. Dreyer (1966), a documentary by Jørgen Roos chronicling Dreyer’s career. Visual essay by scholar Casper Tybjerg on Dreyer’s influences in creating Vampyr. Radio broadcast from 1958 of Dreyer reading an essay about filmmaking. New and improved English subtitle translation. A booklet featuring new essays by Mark Le Fanu and Kim Newman, Koerber on the restoration, and a 1964 interview with producer and star Nicolas de Gunzburg, as well as a book featuring Dreyer and Christen Jul’s original screenplay and Sheridan Le Fanu 1872 story “Carmilla,” a source for the film.

 

Viktor und Viktoria

Reinhold Schünzel, 1933

DVD (G): Black Hill Pictures (2005), 94 min. PAL, region 2. In German. Includes background information; biographies.

 

Vom Reiche der sechs Punkte

Hugo Rütters, 1927

DVD (G): Edition Filmmuseum (2007), 100 min. PAL, region 0. German intertitles with English subtitles. Features audio description for blind viewers (German only); booklet with texts about the film; contemporary press reviews and documents (German only).

 

Das Wachsfigurenkabinett / Waxworks

Paul Leni, 1924

DVD: Kino on Video (2002), 83 min. Restored version. English intertitles only.

 

Die Weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü / The White Hell of Piz Palu

Arnold Fanck and G. W. Pabst, 1929. DVD: Kino on Video (2005), 133 min.

Restored version. English intertitles only. Includes 2002 interview with Leni Riefenstahl (59 min.); excerpt from the 1935 sound reissue of the film; photo gallery.

 

Der weisse Rausch

Arnold Fanck, 1931

DVD (G): VZ Handels GmbH, 75 min. PAL, region 0. In German. Includes background information.

 

Westfront 1918

G. W. Pabst, 1930

DVD: International Historic Films, 89 min. In German.

DVD (G): Universum Film (2006), 88 min. PAL, region 2. In German.