| M (Blu-Ray) (1931) |
Retail: $39.95, Our: $31.99
Creepiness comes to Blu-Ray as Criterion has announced a May 11th release date for Fritz Lang's M (1931).
The bonus features (below) on this single DVD release will be identical to the previous 2-disc standard version, with the exception of the addition of M's long-lost English-language version.
It will retail for $39.95, but is available here at ClassicFlix.com for only $31.99.
A simple, haunting phrase whistled off-screen tells us that a young girl will be killed. "Who is the murderer?" pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) closes in on little Elsie Beckmann.
In this harrowing masterwork M, Fritz Lang merges trenchant social commentary with chilling suspense, creating a panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller. The Criterion Collection is proud to present a new restoration of this landmark film.
- Audio Commentary by German Film Scholars Anton Kaes, author of the BFI Film Classics volume on M and Eric Rentschler, author of The Ministry Of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife
- A Conversation with Fritz Lang - A 50 minute interview film by William Friedkin
- Claude Chabrol's M Le Maudit, a short film inspired by M, plus an interview with Chabrol by Pierre-Henri Gibert and Lang's filmmaking techniques.
- Classroom tapes of M editor Paul Falkenberg discussing the film and its history
- Interview with Harold Nebenzal, the son of M producer Seymour Nebenzal
- The long-lost English-language version of M.
- A physical history of M
- Stills gallery with behind the scenes photos, and production sketches by art director Emil Hasler
- PLUS: A 32 Page Booklet featuring an essay by film critic Stanely Kauffmann, a 1963 interview with Lang and the script for a missing scene, and contemporaneous newspaper articles