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andyli
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M (1931) 80th Anniversary Restoration Blu-ray

#1 Post by andyli » Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:53 am

Just saw this at HTF

What do you guys think?

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Re: M (1931) 80th Anniversary Restoration Blu-ray

#2 Post by Perkins Cobb » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:01 am

I think I wish it was the 60th Anniversary restoration Blu-ray.

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Re: M (1931) 80th Anniversary Restoration Blu-ray

#3 Post by manicsounds » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:33 am

No word on subtitles either, but it's nice to have all these options, the Criterion, the MoC, and the German. The definitive collector should get them all

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Re: M (1931) 80th Anniversary Restoration Blu-ray

#4 Post by Tuco » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:56 am

Yeah, as long as you don't have to buy food, pay rent/mortgage!

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Re: M (1931) 80th Anniversary Restoration Blu-ray

#5 Post by Torsten Kaiser TLE » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:01 pm

The film will have optional subtitles in GERMAN as well as in ENGLISH.

The main documentary THE HUNT FOR M / THE HUNT FOR THE FILM ELEMENTS in Disc 2 is narrated in ENGLISH and will have optional German subtitles.

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Re: M (1931) 80th Anniversary Restoration Blu-ray

#6 Post by eerik » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:32 am

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Please tell me that the ugly ratings logo is a sticker or something removable and I might buy it.

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#7 Post by perkizitore » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:47 am


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Re: M (1931) 80th Anniversary Restoration Blu-ray

#8 Post by MichaelB » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:14 am

eerik wrote:Image

Please tell me that the ugly ratings logo is a sticker or something removable and I might buy it.
The only German Blu-ray in my collection, Bathory, has a reversible cover - one with the ratings logo, the other without (but otherwise identical). But I have no idea if this is a general rule.

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Re: M (1931) 80th Anniversary Restoration Blu-ray

#9 Post by accatone » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:40 am

You know what, the "reversible cover" counts as an extra/bonus feature in Germany…ridiculous!

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Universum Film

#10 Post by djvaso » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:24 am

I think that here is no thread for this label and there is an very important announcement to start with.

"M" (1931) Fritz Lang - 80th Anniversary Restoration Blu-ray / DVD


SOURCE: Torsten Kaiser at cinefacts.de forum <-Link

MEDIABOOK Design with slipcase and 60-page booklet mit Premiere program book in 1931, sketches, photos & rare press censorship and materials as well as excerpts from the comic Jon Muth "M", inspired by Fritz Lang film

Content & Extras BD Edition Disc 1:

"M" 80th Anniversary Restoration
Image: HD 23.976p 1080 / 1.19:1 frame centered in 16x9 HD
Sound:
- 2001 Preservation Master Track: DTS Master Audio 2.0 Mono
- 2011 Restoration Master Track: DTS Master Audio 2.0 Mono

Content & Extras BD Edition / DVD Edition Disc 2:

Image: SD 50i/480 / 1.33:1 (4x3)
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo **

Extras Disc 1:

- Trailer for "M" (re-release trailer 1960) in High Definition * (* only on the BD disc)

- Audio commentary on the film, the parallels to the real killer Peter Kürten and the inspector, who chased him (Ernst Gennat) which were based on the screenplay and the Berlin of the 20s & 30s, and its social structure and the life of the underclass -
with:
- Prof. Elisabeth Lenk - author of "Peter Kürten - genannt der Vampir von Düsseldorf", Dr. Regina Stürickow - author of "Mörderische Metropole Berlin" and "Der Kommissar vom Alexanderplatz", a biography of the real police inspector Ernst Gennat
- Torsten Kaiser moderated - executive producer of the digital restoration of "M"

Extras Disc 2:

- THE HUNT FOR "M" **- documentary about the real events on which "M" is based, the profiling of an offender and what serial killer is identifiable, and the work of the police then and now, details and background on Lang, Lorre and what later happened to them and the film after the ban of "M" by the Nazis
- THE HUNT FOR THE FIL"M" ELEMENTS ** - second part of the documentation about the re-release, the fragmentation and drastic change of the film in 1960, the various reconstructions, and the Restoration / Preservation on 35mm and digital
(96 minutes, 2003)
- U"M" DIE WELT IN 80 JAHREN - new, 45-minute documentary featurette with comparisons of the various versions of "M", the British rental version of 1932, the re-release of 1960, the reconstruction of 1995, the Restoration / Preservation 2001 and the 80th Anniversary Edition 2011
- Optional audio commentary on this featurette with Torsten Kaiser (executive producer of the digital restoration) and Martin Koerber (executive producer of Restoration / Preservation in 35mm, 2001)

- ZU"M" BEISPIEL FRITZ LANG- 44-minute interview with Fritz Lang (1968) transferred from the original, 35mm camera negative and 35mm Sound Negative

- Trailer for "M" in standard definition (25fps)

- The censorship cards with the script in PDF (DVD ROM segment)

- and (think at least in the featurette "U"M "THE WORLD IN 80 YEARS" with partial extensions, further we do) the French Rental Act, 1932 "" M "- Le Maudit" newly scanned negative from a preservation duplicate and Sound Negative (Here you will find in comparing the 1932 British rental version of the 1960 re-release and the 1995 reconstruction of the 2001 Preservation and Restoration of the 2011 and the 2001 "raw" Preservation Material vs. on display in 2011 Restoration Final Master).


The Blu-ray edition is Region A, B, C - the DVD Region 0.
Film and extras have optional German and English subtitles.

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#11 Post by perkizitore » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:22 pm

Delayed until May.

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#12 Post by djvaso » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:46 am

Update for packaging:
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The collector's booklet (60 pages) will be included.

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Re: Universum Film

#13 Post by djvaso » Sun May 22, 2011 11:49 am

Torsten Kaiser posted these photos on cinefacts.de forum:
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My copy is on the way, too :D .
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Re: Universum Film

#14 Post by andyli » Sun May 22, 2011 12:41 pm

Cannot see them. Maybe the images are only available for those who registered for that forum?

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Re: Universum Film

#15 Post by djvaso » Sun May 22, 2011 1:03 pm

andyli wrote:Cannot see them. Maybe the images are only available for those who registered for that forum?
Yes, I fix it now.
HD Reporter review

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Re: Universum Film

#16 Post by Zaki » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:29 pm

I have not been able so far to find any English reviews of the new Universum Film 80th anniversary M blu-ray. The packaging looks nice in the pictures above, but can anyone tell us whether the new restoration presents a significant improvement over the CC and MoC Blu-Ray editions? I understand that the film has English subtitles and apparently the extras, too. But can someone verify whether ALL extras have optional English subtitles?

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Re: Universum Film

#17 Post by perkizitore » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:16 am

The commentary doesn't have English subtitles unfortunately. The PQ and especially the sound is a big improvement from the Criterion BD.

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Re: Universum Film

#18 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:11 pm

Beaver on The Cabinet of Dr Caligari This should wet the whistle for those waiting for the MoC or Kino versions.

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