An opportunity to buy a brand-new PAL DVD-R of one of THE great German films of the very early 1930s:
The Blue Angel (German: “Der blaue Engel”), 1930, starring Emil Jannings and Marlene Dietrich
The English-language version
The German version is much better known. The English-language version was considered a lost film for many years until a print was recently discovered in a German film archive and restored.
Running Time: approximately 100 minutes
The source material has been restored – this giving excellent picture and brilliant sound quality.
Your brand-new DVD disc will be created from this source material (without any artwork), and will be supplied in a clear plastic wallet, NOT in a DVD case.
Note that the picture attached is for illustrative purposes only, and is therefore NOT included or offered with this listing.
Region 2: IMPORTANT NOTE for American, Canadian and other non-Region 2 buyers:
You will need a multi-region DVD player to play this disc.
Directed by Josef von Sternberg and written by Carl Zuckmayer, Karl Vollmöller and Robert Liebmann – with uncredited contributions by von Sternberg. It is based on Heinrich Mann’s novel “Professor Unrat” (“Professor Garbage”, 1905), and set in Weimar Germany. “The Blue Angel” presents the tragic transformation of a man from a respectable professor to a cabaret clown, and his descent into madness. The film is considered to be the first major German sound film, and brought Dietrich international fame. In addition, it introduced her signature song, Friedrich Hollaender and Robert Liebmann's “Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It)”. Because the German and English versions of the film were shot simultaneously, the actors were required to do every scene twice. This was not unusual in the early sound film era, given the technical difficulty of dubbing, and the studio's desire to be able to sell the film in multiple international markets.
Immanuel Rath (Emil Jannings) is an esteemed educator at the local Gymnasium – a college preparatory high school – in Weimar Germany. After he punishes several of his students for circulating photographs of the beautiful Lola-Lola (Marlene Dietrich), the headliner for the local cabaret, “The Blue Angel”, hoping to catch the boys at the club, Rath goes there later that evening and meets Lola herself. Consumed with desire for Lola, Rath returns to the night club the following evening, to return a pair of panties that were smuggled into his coat by one of his students, and stays the night with her. The next morning, reeling from his night of passion…..
Please read all the details of this listing so you know exactly what you are buying.
What will I receive? Your film will come on a DVD-R disc in a plastic DVD sleeve with no artwork. The title of the film will be written on the sleeve for your convenience.
Region 2 - PAL
Note: This DVD does not contain any menus.
This film is now in the public domain.
Emil Jannings as Professor Immanuel Rath
Marlene Dietrich as Lola-Lola
Kurt Gerron as Kiepert, the magician
Rosa Valetti as Guste, the magician's wife
Hans Albers as Mazeppa, the strongman
Reinhold Bernt as the clown
Eduard von Winterstein as the director of school
Hans Roth as the caretaker of the secondary school