[US] M (1931) Criterion Collection #30 [Blu-ray] Release Details

Blu-ray release details for [US] M (1931) Criterion Collection #30 [Blu-ray] including prices, release dates, reviews, screenshots and detailed specifications.

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Criterion
List Price $39.95
Runtime 110 minutes
UPC / EAN 0715515057714

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Content 95   (78 to 100)
Video 80   (60 to 95)
Audio 75   (50 to 100)
Extras 93   (80 to 100)
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M (1931)

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M 2010-05-18 1998-10-20 -

German-American director Fritz Lang presents his first "talkie" -- and cinema's first serial killer -- in this 1931 classic whose central villain was later used in Nazi propaganda films to illustrate the evils of sexual deviance. Propelled by a compulsion he can't control, plump pedophile Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) escapes the eye of the law -- but not the wrath of the Berlin underworld being blamed for his crimes. Otto Wernicke co-stars.

a.k.a. M - Il mostro di Düsseldorf
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2011-09-30T00:00thedigitalbits.com 2011-09-30Tim Salmons100100
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2010-06-07T00:00highdefdigest.com 2010-06-07Joshua Zyber100100
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2010-04-27T00:00blu-ray.com 2010-04-27Svet Atanasov09090
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2010-04-22T00:00dvdverdict.com 2010-04-22Clark Douglas09898
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2010-04-20T00:00dvdbeaver.com 2010-04-20Gary Tooze 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2010-04-20T00:00criterionforum.org 2010-04-20Chris Galloway 
 
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2010-04-19T00:00hometheaterforum.com 2010-04-19Matt Hough100100
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Disc 1 of 1

BD-50 / 49.35 GB (49,353,804,535 bytes) / AACS

M (1931)

Runtime Size Total Bit Rate
1:49:45 22.93 GB (22,927,300,608 bytes) 27.85 Mbps
Video Codec Resolution Aspect Bit Rate
Main MPEG-4 AVC 1080p 23.976 fps 16:9 (1.18:1) 24.00 Mbps
Audio Codec Fidelity
German LPCM 1.0 Mono 48 kHz / 1152 kbps / 24-bit
(1) English Commentary Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Subtitles
English
Notes
  1. Film Scholars Anton Kaes and Eric Rentschler

M: English Version (1931)

Runtime Size Total Bit Rate
1:32:43 11.83 GB (11,830,831,104 bytes) 17.01 Mbps
Video Codec Resolution Aspect Bit Rate
Main MPEG-4 AVC 1080i 29.97 fps 16:9 (1.33:1) 16.00 Mbps
Audio Codec Fidelity
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Subtitles
None

Featurette: Claude Chabrol Interview

Runtime Size Total Bit Rate
0:06:47 0.55 GB (550,606,848 bytes) 10.82 Mbps
Video Codec Resolution Aspect Bit Rate
Main MPEG-4 AVC 1080i 29.97 fps 16:9 (1.33:1) 10.00 Mbps
Audio Codec Fidelity
French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Subtitles
English
Notes

A video interview with Claude Chabrol by Pierre-Henri Gibert, about Lang's filmmaking techniques.

Featurette: Claude Chabrol's M le Maudit

Runtime Size Total Bit Rate
0:10:44 1.12 GB (1,119,387,648 bytes) 13.91 Mbps
Video Codec Resolution Aspect Bit Rate
Main MPEG-4 AVC 1080i 29.97 fps 16:9 (1.33:1) 12.99 Mbps
Audio Codec Fidelity
French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Subtitles
English
Notes

For the television program Ciné parade, Claude Chabrol was asked to inaugurate a series of homages to classic cinema by contemporary directors. Chabrol - himself often a director of tense psychosexual thrillers, such as Le boucher and La cérémonie - chose the ur-thriller M. In this short, a sort of M in ten minutes, Maurice Risch plays Peter Lorre playing Hans Beckert. The piece originally aired in 1982.

Featurette: Conversation with Fritz Lang

Runtime Size Total Bit Rate
0:49:27 3.99 GB (3,988,070,400 bytes) 10.75 Mbps
Video Codec Resolution Aspect Bit Rate
Main MPEG-4 AVC 1080i 29.97 fps 16:9 (1.78:1) 10.00 Mbps
Audio Codec Fidelity
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Subtitles
None
Notes

Director William Friedkin sat with Fritz Lang over the course of two days in 1975 (the year before Lang died) to make this remarkable film, which combines artful photography with intimate conversation. It should be noted that Lang was not a reliably truthful interview subject. Indeed, much doubt has been cast on the tale of his leaving Germany in 1933, which he recounts with great enthusiasm here. Even if the story isn't true, surely the astounding level of detail offered by Lang in its telling reveals a great cinematic mind at work.

Featurette: Harold Nebenzal Interview

Runtime Size Total Bit Rate
0:14:32 1.17 GB (1,171,918,848 bytes) 10.75 Mbps
Video Codec Resolution Aspect Bit Rate
Main MPEG-4 AVC 1080i 29.97 fps 16:9 (1.33:1) 9.99 Mbps
Audio Codec Fidelity
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Subtitles
English
Notes

Harold Nebenzal, son of M producer Seymour Nebenzal, graciously sat down with the Criterion Collection in August 2004 to discuss his father's pioneering independent company, Nero Films, producer of such films as M, Pandora's Box, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, Westfront 1918, and The Threepenny Opera. Nebenzal himself worked on his father's 1951 Hollywood remake of M, as well as Cabaret, and is the author of the award-winning novel Café Berlin

Featurette: Paul Falkenberg's Classroom Tapes

Runtime Size Total Bit Rate
0:36:06 3.76 GB (3,757,891,584 bytes) 13.88 Mbps
Video Codec Resolution Aspect Bit Rate
Main MPEG-4 AVC 1080i 29.97 fps 16:9 (1.33:1) 13.00 Mbps
Audio Codec Fidelity
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Subtitles
English
Notes

In 1976 and 1977, M editor Paul Falkenberg was asked to address film studies classes at the New School in New York. Students watched M with Falkenberg and discussed its history. Presented here are audio excerpts from those conversations, set to clips from the film.

Featurette: The Physical History of M

Runtime Size Total Bit Rate
0:25:09 2.62 GB (2,623,432,704 bytes) 13.91 Mbps
Video Codec Resolution Aspect Bit Rate
Main MPEG-4 AVC 1080i 29.97 fps 16:9 (1.33:1) 12.99 Mbps
Audio Codec Fidelity
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Subtitles
English
Notes

This documentary traces the "physical history" of Fritz Lang's M, from its production and original distribution to the digital restoration used as the basis for this edition. It includes a look at the French-language version of M but was produced before the discovery of the English-language version, which is also included on this disc.

Image Gallery: The Capture

Image Gallery: The Crime

Image Gallery: Posters and Documents

Image Gallery: The Search

Image Gallery: The Trial

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