An opportunity to buy a brand-new PAL DVD-R of one of the great German/Austrian silent films of the 1920s:
The Hands of Orlac, 1924, starring Conrad Veidt (Original German title: “Orlacs Hände”)
Running Time: approximately 113 minutes
A SILENT film, with a music track and English titles and inter-titles
The source material has been remastered, and is thus superb – with both picture and sound quality.
Your brand-new DVD disc will be copied 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 in 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 Robert Wiene. Wiene had made his name as a director of Expressionist films such as “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” and in “The Hands of Orlac” combined expressionist motifs with more naturalistic visuals. The film has been remade twice.
Starring Conrad Veidt, Alexandra Sorina and Fritz Kortner. The film’s plot is based on the story “Les Mains d'Orlac” by Maurice Renard.
Concert pianist Paul Orlac (Conrad Veidt) loses his hands in a horrible railway accident. His wife Yvonne (Alexandra Sorina) pleads with a surgeon to try and save Orlac’s hands. The surgeon decides to try and transplant new hands onto Orlac, but the hands he uses are those of a recently-executed murderer named Vasseur.....
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.
Conrad Veidt as Paul Orlac
Alexandra Sorina as Yvonne Orlac
Fritz Kortner as Nera
Carmen Cartellieri as Regine
Fritz Strassny as Paul's father