Even to this day, the work of Fritz Lang is still revered as revolutionary and outright jaw-dropping. As such, we’re all kinds of excited to see his 1921 classic Der müde Tod, aka, Destiny, getting a new Dual Format release as part of Eureka’s ever-great Masters of Cinema collection. And even better, we’ve got three copies of the release to give away to some lucky readers.
To be in with a chance of winning a copy of this mesmerising movie and all-round jam-packed release, simply answer the below question:
Director Fritz Lang is best known for his groundbreaking Metropolis, but what year was that film first released?
Email your answer, along with your address details, to email@example.com labelled Der müde Tod before midnight on Sunday, July 23rd.
To give you an idea of what to expect from this new release, be sure to check out the below trailer:
The official word on this new release reads:
Eureka Entertainment to release DER MÜDE TOD (AKA Destiny), Fritz Lang’s visually ambitious, cinematic allegory starring Lil Dagover and Bernhard Goetzke, as part of the Masters of Cinema Series in a definitive Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 24 July 2017.
Before directing numerous genre defining masterpieces such as Metropolis, M, and Spione, Fritz Lang was already defying cinematic conventions with Der müde Tod (literally, The Weary Death).
A young woman (Lil Dagover) confronts the personification of Death (Bernhard Goetzke), in an effort to save the life of her fiancé (Walter Janssen). Death weaves three romantic tragedies and offers to unite the girl with her lover, if she can prevent the death of the lovers in at least one of the episodes. Thus begin three exotic scenarios of ill-fated love, in which the woman must somehow reverse the course of destiny: Persia, Quattrocento Venice, and a fancifully rendered ancient China.
Rich in expressionist imagery and featuring innovative special effects work, Der müde Tod has often been overlooked amongst Lang’s early work, but has been hugely influential, with directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and Luis Buñuel citing it as a direct influence on their work. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in the UK in a new Dual-Format edition.
DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES:
- High definition presentation from the superb 2K restoration
- Original German intertitles with optional English subtitles
- Score by Cornelius Schwehr, performed by the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Frank Strobel
- Feature length audio commentary by film critic Tim Lucas
- A new video essay by David Cairns
- 44-page booklet featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp and a 1921 review of the film
DER MÜDE TOD (AKA Destiny), Fritz Lang’s visually ambitious, cinematic allegory starring Lil Dagover and Bernhard Goetzke, is available as part of the Masters of Cinema Series in a definitive Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition, and is available to purchase here.
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