Edition Filmmuseum

Die freudlose Gasse / Joyless Street [Edition Filmmuseum 48] (1925)

Die freudlose Gasse / Joyless Street [Edition Filmmuseum 48] (1925)
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL | 4:3 | 720x576 | 5800 kbps | 13.8Gb
Audio: German AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Full Time: 151 minutes (main feature) | Germany | Drama

Inhabitants of a single street in Vienna fight to survive social unrest and economic turmoil in the wake of World War I.
A Sixth Part of the World (1926) & The Eleventh Year (1928) [ReUP 2017]

A Sixth Part of the World (1926) & The Eleventh Year (1928)
A Films by Dziga Vertov
DVD5 + DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | 01:14:08 + 00:52:49 | 3,58 Gb + 4,64 Gb
Silent or Michael Nyman's Score with Russian intertitles | Subs: German, English
Genre: Documentary, Avant-garde

The poetic travelogue A Sixth Part of the World and the "visual symphony" The Eleventh Year mark the beginning of Dziga Vertov's most creative period, which peaked in the canonical film Man with the Movie Camera. This 2-disc set presents the two rare masterpieces in a new transfer and with new soundtracks by British composer Michael Nyman. The bonus features offer materials on the methods of the filmmaker, as well as an introduction to the Vienna research project on Vertov, "Digital Formalism."

Slums of Berlin (1925) + Children of No Importance (1926)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Feb. 24, 2017
Slums of Berlin (1925) + Children of No Importance (1926)

Slums of Berlin (1925) + Children of No Importance (1926)
Two Films by Gerhard Lamprecht
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | Cover+Booklet | 01:53:00 + 01:35:45 | 5,24 Gb + 4,56 Gb
#1 Silent or #2 Score AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | German intertitles with English/French subtitles
Genre: Drama, Classics

The empathetic, hard-hitting tales told in Die Verrufenene (Der fünfte Stand) (a.k.a. The Slums of Berlin) and Die Unehelichen (a.k.a. Children of No Importance) deal with Germany's disenfranchised in a realistic, gritty manner while still adhering to the melodramatic conventions of the day. Although Lamprect enjoyed a long and varied career behind the camera, he was most active as a passionate movie collector and champion of film preservation. The liner notes accompanying this set make it clear that it's hard to apply the auteur theory to someone like Lamprecht, but these particular films demonstrate handily that the director had a keen interest in the medium. As message pictures, they tend towards the preachy and sentimental, and yet there's also a "try something and see if it works" mentality at play here that makes them of great interest to silent fans.
Проект инженера Прайта / Proekt inzhenera Prayta / Engineer Prite's Project (1918) [Re-Up]

Проект инженера Прайта / Proekt inzhenera Prayta / Engineer Prite's Project (1918)
2xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | PAL, 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Covers | 00:30:27 | 7.98 Gb
Audio: Score AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps with Russian intertitles | Subs (disc 1): English
Subs (disc 2): Russian, English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Genre: Drama

1918 – Lev Kuleshov’s directorial debut. This work is extremely important not only for Russian cinema; it became a landmark in the history of the world’s cinematograph. For the first time a specific method of montage had been used in this film, which came to be known later as "Soviet montage". Despite the fact that Kuleshov’s films had preceded many discoveries of Vertov and Eisenstein, his works are little known outside Russia. Among his students were Vsevolod Pudovkin and Boris Barnet. In the introduction to Kuleshov’s book The Art of Cinema (1928), his former students wrote: "It was on his shoulders that we crossed into the open sea. We make films – Kuleshov made cinematography…"

Nathan, der Weise (1922)  Video

Posted by Notsaint at April 4, 2014
Nathan, der Weise (1922)

Nathan, der Weise (1922)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL | 4:3 | 720x576 | 6500 kbps | 6.5Gb
Audio: #1 German AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps (two musical scores), #2 German AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps (silent)
Subtitles: German (intertitles), English, French, Spanish, Portugues, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Russian
02:03:02 | Germany | Drama, History

Nathan the Wise (German: Nathan der Weise) is a 1922 German silent historical film directed by Manfred Noa and starring Fritz Greiner, Carl de Vogt and Lia Eibenschutz. It is based on the 1779 play Nathan the Wise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. It was made by Bavaria Film at the Emelka Studios.

Hamlet & Die Filmprimadonna [Filmmuseum 37] (1921) [REPOST]  Video

Posted by Notsaint at Nov. 27, 2013
Hamlet & Die Filmprimadonna [Filmmuseum 37] (1921) [REPOST]

Hamlet & Die Filmprimadonna [Filmmuseum 37] (1921) [REPOST]
DVD9+DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | PAL | 6600 kbps | 9.0Gb
Audio: #1 German AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps soundtrack, #2 German AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps soundtrack | Subtitles : German intertiles with English subtitles
Full time: 151 minutes | Germany | Drama

Denmark's leading silent-screen actress Asta Nielsen had the audacity to play the title role in Hamlet, produced by her in Germany and co-directed by Svend Gade.

The River (1929) [Restored version] [Re-UP]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Oct. 1, 2013
The River (1929) [Restored version] [Re-UP]

The River (1929) [Restored version]
A Film by Frank Borzage
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | 00:54:27 | 4,28 Gb
Music AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps with English intertitles | Subs: German, French
Genre: Drama, Romance

Allen John Spender, a young and credulous lad, is traveling down the river on his barge when he meets and is captivated by Rosalee, worldly-wise and beautiful. Rosalee, having been the mistress of a man just sent to jail for murder, is stirred by his fresh and ingenuous character, though she has sworn eternal faithfulness to her former lover. Though himself enchanted, Spender plans to continue his wandering ways until the former lover returns and forces the issue. Spender disposes of him, Rosalee recaptures her innocence, and the two find happiness as they resume his journey down the river.

By the Law / Po zakonu (1926) [Re-UP]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Dec. 15, 2012
By the Law / Po zakonu (1926) [Re-UP]

By the Law (1926)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | 01:18:29 | 4,55 Gb
Score AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Russian intertitles with English, German and French subs
Genre: Drama

Lev Kulesov's legendary "constructivist Western" (adapted from a story by Jack London) was a highlight of the Soviet Cinema of the 1920s and one of the most popular films of its time. Upon finding gold in the Yukon a group of prospectors descend into murder. The survivors are facing an existential choice. The DVD presents a new transfer of the film and a contemporary score by Austrian composer and musician Franz Reisecker. As an extra it includes the only surviving fragment of Kulesov's Vasa znakomaja, featuring sets by avantgarde artist Aleksandr Rodcenko.
American Dreams (lost and found) (1984) + Landscape Suicide (1987) [Re-UP]

James Benning - American Dreams & Landscape Suicide
2xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | 00:53:17 + 01:31:32 | 2,55 Gb + 4,39 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subs: German (on Landscape Suicide)
Genre: Documentary, Art-house

For 40 years, James Benning has been a singular, defiant voice in the American independent film scene. This 2-disc set the first in a planned series devoted to the filmmaker's oeuvre features two of Benning's seminal works from the mid-1980s for the first time ever on DVD.

Hamlet (1921) and Die Filmprimadonna (1913)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Aug. 6, 2011
Hamlet (1921) and Die Filmprimadonna (1913)

Hamlet (1921) [Edition Filmmuseum 37] [2011]
DVD9 + DVD5 (VIDEO_TS) | PAL 4:3 (720x576) | AC3 5.1/2.0 @ 448/192 Kbps | 01:51:08 | 5,87 Gb + 3,14 Gb
Lang: German intertiles with English Subtitles
Genre: Drama | Germany

Danish silent movie-star Asta Nielsen formed her own production company to make this film, in which new elements are combined with features (and a few lines) familiar from Shakespeare's version of the legend. The most important of these changes sees Hamlet made into a female character - a princess forced to masquerade as a man by her scheming mother; from this follows Hamlet's secret passion for Horatio and rivalry with Ophelia for his love. Queen Gertrude is here presented as conspiring in her first husband's murder, and the old king's ghost does not appear - young Hamlet merely hears a voice from the tomb and (apparently) dreams of him. In addition, Hamlet now kills Claudius (in a fire) immediately upon returning from Norway with an army led by old school - friend Fortinbras, and it falls to Gertrude to engineer Hamlet's death in the fencing match as well as kill herself by accidentally drinking the poisoned wine.