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Die 3groschenoper : The threepenny opera / musik von [Kurt] Weill ; manuskript, [Leo] Lania, [Ladislao] Vajda, [Bela] Balazs ; regie, G.W. Pabst ; gesamtleitung, S. Nebenzahl ; Janus Films ; Criterion Collection.

Format Video (DVD)
EditionSpecial ed.
Publication Info[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, ©2007.
Description2 videodiscs (110 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (24 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Other author/creatorLania, Leo, 1896-1961, screenwriter.
Other author/creatorVajda, Ladislaus, 1877-1933, screenwriter.
Other author/creatorBalázs, Béla, 1884-1949, screenwriter.
Other author/creatorPabst, G. W. (Georg Wilhelm), 1885-1967 director.
Other author/creatorNebenzal, Seymour, producer.
Other author/creatorForster, Rudolf, 1884-1968, singer, actor.
Other author/creatorNeher, Carola, 1900-1942, singer, actor.
Other author/creatorSchünzel, Reinhold, 1888-1954, singer, actor.
Other author/creatorRasp, Fritz, 1891-1976 singer, actor.
Other author/creatorGert, Valeska singer, actor.
Other author/creatorLenya, Lotte, singer, actor.
Other author/creatorThimig, Hermann, 1890-1982, singer, actor.
Other author/creatorBusch, Ernst, 1900-1980, singer, actor.
Other author/creatorSokoloff, Vladimir, 1889-1962 singer, actor.
Other author/creatorWagner, Fritz Arno, 1894-1958 photographer.
Other author/creatorOser, Jean, 1908-2002, film editor.
Other author/creatorAndrejew, André, 1899-1966.
Other author/creatorCasparius, Hans.
Other author/creatorTérac, Solange.
Other author/creatorMauprey, André.
Other author/creatorPréjean, Albert.
Other author/creatorFlorelle, 1898-1974.
Other author/creatorModot, Gaston, 1887-1970.
Other author/creatorLion, Margo, 1899-1989.
Other author/creatorBathrick, David.
Other author/creatorRentschler, Eric.
Other author/creatorO'Brien, Charles, 1955-
Other author/creatorRayns, Tony.
Other author/creatorWeill, Kurt, 1900-1950. Dreigroschenoper.
Other author/creatorBrecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. Dreigroschenoper.
Other author/creatorGay, John, 1685-1732. Beggar's opera.
Other author/creatorJanus Films.
Other author/creatorCriterion Collection (Firm)
Uniform titleDreigroschenoper (Motion picture : 1931)
Variant title Dreigroschenoper
Parallel title Threepenny opera
Variant title Container title: 3 penny opera
Series The Criterion collection ; 405
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 405. ^A506835
Contents Disc One. Feature film ; Audio commentary ; Documentary -- Disc Two. French language version ; Presentation ; Archival view ; Galleries of production photos.
Abstract "Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities"--Container.
General noteTitle from opening frames.
General noteBased on the play "Threepenny opera" by Bertolt Brecht which was based on John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera."
General noteOriginally released as a motion picture in 1931.
General noteSpecial features: restored high-definition digital transfer ; audio commentary by scholars David Bathrick and Eric Rentschler ; archival introduction by stars Fritz Rasp and Ernst Busch ; documentary tracing The threepenny opera's journey from stage to screen ; Pabst's French language version of the film, L'opéra de quat'sous, adapted by Solange Térac with dialogue by André Mauprey, starring Albert Préjean, Florelle, Gaston Modot and Margo Lion ; a multimedia presentation by film scholar Charles O'Brien on the differences between the versions ; archival interview with Fritz Rasp ; galleries of production photos by Hans Casparius and production sketches by art director Andrej Andrejew ; a new essay by film critic Tony Rayns.
CreditsPhotography, F.A. Wagner ; edited by Hans Oser.
Cast Rudolph Forster (Mackie Messer) ; Carola Neher (Polly) ; Reinhold Schünzel (Tiger Brown) ; Fritz Rasp (Peachum) ; Valeska Gert (Frau Peachum) ; Lotte Lenya (Jenny) ; Hermann Thimig (Der Pfarrer) ; Ernst Busch (Der Stra�nsänger) ; Wladimir Sokoloff (Smith).
Technical detailsDVD ; NTSC ; Region 1 ; full screen (4:3) presentation ; aspect ratio 1.19:1; Dolby Digital Mono sound.
LanguageSung in German ; with optional English subtitles.
Genre/formFantasy Feature.
Genre/formAdaptation Feature.
Genre/formFantasy films.
Genre/formFantasy films.
Genre/formOpera films.
Genre/formFeature films.
Genre/formFiction films.
Genre/formFilm adaptations.
Contains title Opéra de quat'sous (Motion picture : 1931)
Other titleOpéra de quat'sous.
UPC 715515025720
Publisher numberCC1713D Criterion Collection
Stock numberMidwest Tape

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