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One of the greatest artistic and technical achievements of the German silent cinema, Fritz Lang's monumental Die Nibelungen is a passionate retelling of Nordic legend, invested with all the resources of the colossal UFA Studios.
Scripted by Lang's wife at the time, Thea von Harbou (Metropolis), Siegfried establishes larger-than-life heroic characters who are defined by tests of valor and rigid codes of honor. In order to win the hand of Kriemhild (Margarete Schoen), Siegfried (Paul Richter) must win a bride for her brother, King Gunther (Theodor Loos). Kriemhild's Revenge begins after the death of Siegfried, and weaves the treacherous tale of his widow's ungodly vengeance upon his murderers. The noble qualities of the first film become liabilities in the second, as the blood oaths and vows of loyalty bring about a maelstrom of violence that results in the slaughter of entire armies (Lang would continue to explore this theme of bloodlust and revenge in such films as Fury, The Big Heat, and Rancho Notorious, but never with such ferocity). This beautifully remastered edition boasts an all new high definition transfer. Features German intertitles with English subtitles.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Feature length documentary The Legacy of Die Nibelungen (68 mins).
The second portion of German director Fritz Lang's two-part silent epic Die Nibelungen (part one was 1924's Siegfried), Kriemhild's Revenge opens with... Read more
Beautiful and almost complete restoration of the Fritz Lang Mastrpiece silent film, kind of the Lord of the Rings of its day. I had the previous version and prefer it in some ways. Read morePublished 29 days ago by See Em Gee
Die Nibelungen is a retelling of the Ring cycle, This Ring cycle should not be confused with the Lord of Rings. Fritz Lang as always makes a great film. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bwhami
Another excellent movie. The MPAA would have fits if this movie were given the greenlight to be remade. Special effects are dated but for the time (1925) great.Published 5 months ago by Clinton Goode
The one and only masterpiece. This is like nothing ever done and cannot be compared to anything because it would dishonor this film. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Seeking New Things
Excellent Movie! The Blu-Ray is great comes with both movies of this epic set. A very well done movie especially for how old it is. This is a must have.Published 8 months ago by Johnny C