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The Resource The hands of Orlac, Transit Film GmbH ; Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung ; directed by Robert Wiene ; screenplay by Louis Nerz, (DVD)

The hands of Orlac, Transit Film GmbH ; Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung ; directed by Robert Wiene ; screenplay by Louis Nerz, (DVD)

Label
The hands of Orlac
Title
The hands of Orlac
Statement of responsibility
Transit Film GmbH ; Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung ; directed by Robert Wiene ; screenplay by Louis Nerz
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Charts the mental disintegration of a concert pianist whose hands are amputated after a train crash, and replaced with the hands of an executed murderer. When Orlac's father is murdered by the dead man's hands, Orlac begins a descent toward madness
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photographers, Hans Androschin, Günther Krampf ; music, Paul Mercer ; English translator, Jason Hodges
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Silent film with musical score and English intertitles
LC call number
PN1995.75
LC item number
.H3637 2008
PerformerNote
Conrad Veidt, Alexandra Sorina, Fritz Kortner
Runtime
110
Technique
live action
Label
The hands of Orlac, Transit Film GmbH ; Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung ; directed by Robert Wiene ; screenplay by Louis Nerz, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • From the novel "Les mains d'Orlac" by Maurice Renard
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1924
  • Film restored in 1995 by Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv, Berlin, the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, and the Deutsches Filminstitut, with the cooperation of Jugoslovenska Kinoteka, Belgrad. Video restoration in 2008 by Bret Wood, Kino International Corp
  • Special features: New HD transfer from a restored 35mm print; musical score by Paul Mercer; scene comparisons of domestic and international cuts of the film; excerpts of Maurice Renard's novel; essay by John Soister, author of the book "Conrad Veidt on screen"; trailer of "Mad love," the 1935 remake starring Peter Lorre; image gallery
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Special features : Scene comparison -- About the restoration -- Film notes by John T. Soister -- Gallery of images -- "Mad Love" trailer
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (110 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329057022
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
K570
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn192075554
  • (OCoLC)192075554
System details
DVD; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The hands of Orlac, Transit Film GmbH ; Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung ; directed by Robert Wiene ; screenplay by Louis Nerz, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • From the novel "Les mains d'Orlac" by Maurice Renard
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1924
  • Film restored in 1995 by Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv, Berlin, the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, and the Deutsches Filminstitut, with the cooperation of Jugoslovenska Kinoteka, Belgrad. Video restoration in 2008 by Bret Wood, Kino International Corp
  • Special features: New HD transfer from a restored 35mm print; musical score by Paul Mercer; scene comparisons of domestic and international cuts of the film; excerpts of Maurice Renard's novel; essay by John Soister, author of the book "Conrad Veidt on screen"; trailer of "Mad love," the 1935 remake starring Peter Lorre; image gallery
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Special features : Scene comparison -- About the restoration -- Film notes by John T. Soister -- Gallery of images -- "Mad Love" trailer
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (110 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329057022
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
K570
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn192075554
  • (OCoLC)192075554
System details
DVD; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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