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3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg Details

Spine #528



Release:
Oct 8, 2019
$99.95

Number of Discs: 3

Specs
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg Details

Other Versions:

Original release


Directed By: Josef von Sternberg
Licensor: Paramount Home Entertainment




Vienna-born, New York–raised Josef von Sternberg directed some of the most influential and stylish dramas ever to come out of Hollywood. Though best known for his later star-making collaborations with actor Marlene Dietrich, von Sternberg began his career during the final years of the silent era, dazzling audiences and critics with his films’ dark visions and innovative cinematography. The titles in this collection, made on the cusp of the sound age, are three of von Sternberg’s greatest works, gritty evocations of gangster life (Underworld), the Russian Revolution (The Last Command), and working-class desperation (The Docks of New York) rendered as shadowy movie spectacle.

Supplements
  • New visual essay by UCLA film professor Janet Bergstrom
  • New visual essay by film scholar Tag Gallagher
  • Swedish television interview from 1968 with director Josef von Sternberg
  • A ninety-six-page booklet featuring essays by Geoffrey O'Brien, Anton Kaes, and Luc Sante; notes on the scores by the composers; Ben Hecht’s original story for Underworld; and an excerpt from Josef von Sternberg’s autobiography, Fun in a Chinese Laundry, on actor Emil Jannings

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