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Die Nibelungen: Siegfried [VHS]

4.6 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews


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Product Details

  • Actors: Paul Richter, Margarete Schön, Theodor Loos, Gertrud Arnold, Hanna Ralph
  • Directors: Fritz Lang
  • Writers: Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou
  • Producers: Erich Pommer
  • Format: PAL
  • Rated:
    Unrated
    Not Rated
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CP50

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Blu-ray
This is a simply wonderful release of Fritz Lang's stunning 1924 silent epic, Die Nibelungen which all lovers of cinema urgently need to buy. Masters of Cinema's transfer of this Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung HD restoration is absolutely immaculate, featuring the original frame rate and the original 35mm aspect ratio of 1.37:1 to produce images which are pin-sharp and do full justice to Carl Hoffman and Gunter Rittau's ground-breaking cinematography, Otto Hunte's spectacular set designs, Paul Gerd Guderian's extraordinary costumes and Lang's exceptional sense of framing and composition. The film has been tinted orange as per the original and looks stunning as a consequence. I am especially pleased to note the original Gottfried Huppertz orchestral score has been found and re-recorded for this release and it propels the narrative compulsively. If anything, the quality of the music is even better than Huppertz's later Metropolis score. The film is presented as fully as possible on two very well-filled DVDs, the print taken from a variety of sources, but unfortunately with Part 2 slightly truncated due to cuts made at source by Ufa due to its lack of popularity at the box office on its first run. MoC's presentation is well up to their usual high standards. Included with the film is the 72 minute documentary 'Das Erbe der Nibelungen' (The Heritage of the Nibelungen) which explains how the current restoration evolved through several previous prints that have done the rounds over the years, the way the Nazis used and abused it making for particularly fascinating viewing. Then there's the 52-page booklet which features articles by Lotte H.Read more ›
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
What can I say? This is vintage Fritz Lang, with hundreds of extras and a (still) modern appearance to the costumes and decor. Not a fast paced movie, but if you are patient you will certainly be rewarded.
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Format: VHS Tape
Siegfried, the ancient Teutonic hero of Wagnerian opera, comes to the silver screen in this classic film. He slays a dragon, and bathes in its blood to achieve invincibility, much like Achilles. Yet Siegfried's adventures are quite unlike those of the ancient Greek. See the quest for the gold of the Niebelungen. The "Tarnkappe" makes Siegfried invisible, and just imagine how useful that can be in wooing the ladies! A classic tale of good vs evil, with an Apocalyptic overtone.
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Format: VHS Tape
Having seen the reels available only a short time ago from the German embassy, I being a true silent film buff and classical music fan was delighted seeing this film on video. Great direction by a seminal director..Fritz Lang show why students studied HIS approach to the art.
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