Frau Im Mond [Woman In The Moon] (Masters of Cinema) (Dual Format Edition) (Blu-ray)

Release Date: 25 August 2014
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SYNOPSIS: Frau im Mond. [Woman in the Moon.] is: (a) The first feature-length film to portray space-exploration in a serious manner, paying close attention to the science involved in launching a vessel from the surface of the earth to the valleys of the moon. (b) A tri-polar potboiler of a picture that manages to combine espionage tale, serial melodrama, and comic-book sci-fi into a storyline that is by turns delirious, hushed, and deranged. (c) A movie so rife with narrative contradiction and visual ingenuity that it could only be the work of one filmmaker: Fritz Lang.

In this, Lang s final silent epic, the legendary filmmaker spins a tale involving a wicked cartel of spies who co-opt an experimental mission to the moon in the hope of plundering the satellite s vast (and highly theoretical) stores of gold. When the crew, helmed by Willy Fritsch and Gerda Maurus (both of whom had previously starred in Lang s Spione), finally reach their impossible destination, they find themselves stranded in a lunar labyrinth without walls where emotions run scattershot, and the new goal becomes survival.

A modern Daedalus tale which uncannily foretold Germany s wartime push into rocket-science, Frau im Mond. is as much a warning-sign against human hubris as it is a hopeful depiction of mankind s potential. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present in a Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) special edition the culmination of Fritz Lang s silent cinema, restored to its near-original length.

Features

SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • Gorgeous 1080p transfer on the Blu-ray of the F. W. Murnau-Stiftung restoration
  • Original German intertitles with newly-translated optional English subtitles
  • The First Scientific Science-Fiction Film a German documentary about Frau im Mond. made by Gabriele Jacobi [15:00]
  • 36-page booklet which includes a newly revised analysis by Michael E. Grost on the film, and on Fritz Lang s body of work as a whole and more!
Release Date: 25 August 2014
SKU: EKA70143