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Frau im Mond / Woman in the Moon [DVD] [1929]

3.9 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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  • Directors: Fritz Lang
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: German
  • Subtitles: German, English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Eureka Entertainment Ltd
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Jan. 2008
  • Run Time: 163 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000Y3FIIM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,458 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Frau im Mond is: (a) The first feature-length film to portray space-exploration in a serious manner, paying close attention to the science involved in launching a vessel from the surface of the earth to the valleys of the moon. (b) A tri-polar potboiler of a picture that manages to combine espionage tale, serial melodrama, and comic-book sci-fi into a storyline that is by turns delirious, hushed, and deranged. (c) A movie so rife with narrative contradiction and visual ingenuity that it could only be the work of one filmmaker: Fritz Lang. In this, Lang s final silent epic, the legendary filmmaker spins a tale involving a wicked cartel of spies who co-opt an experimental mission to the moon in the hope of plundering the satellite s vast (and highly theoretical) stores of gold. When the crew, helmed by Willy Fritsch and Gerda Maurus (both of whom had previously starred in Lang s Spione), finally reach their impossible destination, they find themselves stranded in a lunar labyrinth without walls where emotions run scattershot, and the new goal becomes survival. A modern Daedalus tale which uncannily foretold Germany s wartime push into rocket-science, Frau im Mond is as much a warning-sign against human hubris as it is a hopeful depiction of mankind s potential. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present for the first time in the UK the culmination of Fritz Lang s silent cinema, newly restored to its near-original length. SPECIAL FEATURES: Brand new film restoration by F. W. Murnau-Stiftung, Original German intertitles with newly-translated optional English subtitles, 36-page booklet which includes a newly revised analysis by Michael E. Grost on the film, and on Fritz Lang's body of work as a whole and more!


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