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The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Collection - 1973-1982 [DVD]

Rainer Werner Fassbinder    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
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  • Directors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: German
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 8
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Arrow
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Nov 2007
  • Run Time: 856 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000HOJF64
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,166 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A collection comprising seven films from the prolific and controversial German writer and director. Fassbinder started his career in the theatre where he first displayed his unflinching and unsentimental take on humanity. In his work he set out to expose the hypocrisy and corruption he saw in post war Germany. Dying from an overdose aged just 37, he remained a unique, politically committed auteur, right to the end. This set comprises the films: 'Fear Eats the Soul', 'Effi Briest Fox and his Friends', 'Mother Kusters goes to Heaven', 'Fear of Fear', 'Satan's Brew', 'Chinese Roulette' and 'The Marriage of Maria Braun'.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: German ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), German ( Mono ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Box Set, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Rainer Werner Fassbinder not only directed Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Angst essen Seele auf), but also scripted the film, designed the sets, and produced. Brigitte Mira heads the cast as a lonely German cleaning woman, who enters into an affair with equally lonely--and much, much younger--Moroccan mechanic El Hedi Ben Salem. They marry, despite the shocked, bigoted reactions of those around them. This thinly disguised remake of Douglas Sirk's All That Heaven Allows (cult favorite Sirk was one of Fassbinder's personal heroes) won the international critic's prize at the Cannes Film Festival.



Rainer Werner Fassbinder's adaptation of a late 19th-century novel by Theodor Fontane is an austere period piece that may be the least characteristic of the German director's films. The titular heroine, played by Fassbinder regular Hanna Schygulla, is a 17-year-old girl forced into a loveless marriage with an old count. Living as the aristocrat's trophy wife, Effi endures her provincial existence unhappily. Her circumstances lead to a brief affair with a young lieutenant that attracts the attention of the townspeople, but not her unsuspecting husband's. Years later, however, the count discovers the love letters between his wife and her lover. As dictated by convention, he challenges the lieutenant to a duel and throws his wife out of their home. The shamed Effi is forced to live by herself, shunned by society and spurned by her family. Effi event...Rainer Werner Fassbinder Vol. 2 1973 - 1982 8-DVD Set ( Angst essen Seele auf / Fontane - Effi Briest oder: Viele, die eine Ahnung haben von ihren Möglichkeiten und Bedürfnissen und dennoch das herrschende System in ihrem Kopf akzeptieren d

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71 of 73 people found the following review helpful
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Fear Eats the Soul, Effi Briest, Fox and His Friends, Mother Kuster's Trip to Heaven and The Marriage of Maria Braun stand out amongst the very best work of New-German cinema auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder. This collection also includes the films Fear of Fear, Satan's Brew and Chinese Roulette, which for me, don't quite achieve the same cinematic highs as the films aforementioned, but do at least offer a further glimpse into Fassbinder's mind and way of working (whilst simultaneously rounding off what most critics consider to be the peak of his short-career).

This period features many of Fassbinder's most scathing, vicious and emotionally crippling melodramas, many dealing with doomed love and the uncomfortable positions that relationships can put us is; not only with our respective partners, but with the friends and family that surround us. Many of the films also act as social-political attacks on the fabric of German society, post World War II -- taking into account the economic miracle, capitalism, the rise of the left-wing intellectual free-thinker, the Munich Olympic massacre and the rise of the disenchanted arm-chair terrorist. Many of these factors act as a backdrop to the more emotional drama that Fassbinder creates for his tortured characters; with Fear Eats the Soul and Mother Kuster's Trip to Heaven in particular focusing on the negative view that certain factions of society have towards the generation that lived through the rise of the Nazis; while The Marriage of Maria Braun looks at post war decline and the eventual Wirtschaftswunder; here personified by a single-minded and determined young German woman, willing to do anything to ensure a comfortable future for her and her war hero husband.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fassbinder Collection 1973-1982 Volume 2 25 Oct 2007
By Mr. A. Peacock VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Contains:

FEAR EATS THE SOUL
4:3, 2.0 audio with optional English subtitles
Fassbinder in Hollywood (57:05mins)
Life Stories: A Conversation with Rainer Werner Fassbinder (48:29mins)
Short Film: The City Tramp (11:27mins)
Todd Haynes Interview (15:12mins)
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FONTANE EFFI BRIEST
4:3, 2.0 audio with optional English subtitles

FOX AND HIS FRIENDS
4:3, 2.0 audio with optional English subtitles
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MOTHER KUSTERS GOES TO HEAVEN
4:3, 2.0 audio with optional English subtitles

FEAR OF FEAR
4:3, 2.0 audio with optional English subtitles

SATAN'S BREW
4:3, 2.0 audio with optional English subtitles
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CHINESE ROULETTE
16:9, 2.0 audio with optional English subtitles
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THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN
16:9, 2.0 audio with optional English subtitles
Fassbinder Familia - Biographies on Fassbinder regulars
Fassbinder Frauen - The Women of Rainer Werner Fassbinder (25:21mins)
Documentary (1977) by Florian Hopf (29:09mins)
Short Film: The Little Chaos (9:19mins)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fassbinder 5 Feb 2009
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Great collection 1973-1982. Bought this for my partner who says she'll watch them on her own cause they are depressing but fantastic!
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