The Last Command

Edition no. 530

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Paramount Home Entertainment
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Emil Jannings won the first best actor Academy Award for his performance as a sympathetic tyrant: an exiled Russian general turned Hollywood extra who lands a role playing a version of his former tsarist self, bringing about his emotional downfall. Josef von Sternberg’s The Last Command is a brilliantly realized silent melodrama and a witty send-up of the Hollywood machine, featuring virtuoso cinematography, grandly designed sets and effects, and rousing Russian Revolution sequences. Towering above it all is the passionate, heartbreaking Jannings, whose portrayal of a man losing his grip on reality is one for the history books.

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Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Musical Score 2.0 PCM Stereo
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Region: A
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50

Supplements

  • Two scores, one by Robert Israel and another by Alloy Orchestra
  • New visual essay by film scholar Tag Gallagher

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