Fritz Lang's masterpiece of claustrophobic paranoia on Blu-ray
The Great Owl, blu-ray.com
19 July 2013
Excerpt: The world can be a scary place, whether you're a child afraid of being abducted, a criminal afraid of being captured, or just a normal everyday person who is unnerved by the mob mentality of crowds and by the obtrusiveness of surveillance.
Excerpt: Le cultissime "M le Maudit" de Fritz Lang est disponible depuis quelques mois en import allemand. Il ne me semble pas utile de revenir ici sur l'importance de cette œuvre au sein du cinéma mondial - même si le chroniqueur du test n'a pas daigné lui donner la note maximale.
Excerpt: Ja, genau so muss es sein, und es geht ja doch! "M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder" von Fritz Lang wurde nun Bild-für-Bild restauriert (sowie auch der Ton) in dem unter anderem fehlende Bildteile wieder eingefügt wurden. Das Bild sieht nun wirklich sauber und scharf aus.
Excerpt: This is by far the best film Fritz Lang ever made. Lang's mastery of all elements of filmmaking support a superb story and script here (while, in my opinion, the story and script for 'Metropolis' are not even 2nd-rate, however wonderful Lang's direction may be in that film).
Excerpt: I feel very honoured to write the first review of the German Film-Noir classic "M(1931). Considering the age of the film, the way it was presented in terms of the concept and the suspense is amazing.
Excerpt: It's difficult to review a film like M. Fritz Lang masterpiece about social paranoia and society's moral codes offer difficult question where there are no easy answers. When a small city is terrorized by a child murderer, all police efforts are directed to find the culprit with no success.
Excerpt: What a flim, What a film. This movie was insanely good, and filled with amazing acting. From the very beginning to the very argumentative ending my eyes didnt blink not once. Is crazy how a film made in 1931 could have such a big impact in 2010!
Excerpt: Blu-Ray Format “M” Review by Taylor Carlson Genre: Drama Special Features: Commentary, Conversation with Fritz Lang, Physical History of M, M Le Maudit, Harold Nebenzal Interview, Paul Falkenberg's Classroom Tapes, Stills Gallery, English Version, Booklet Release Date: 5/11/10 Studio: Criterion ---...
Excerpt: Every time I watch M, I find it more powerful, complex and exilharating than the previous viewing. No film has ever been more visually inventive, no script more steeped in irony, and no cast's performances more consistently perfect.
Summary: M is a monumental film and seriously should be watched by all. For a film like this to be made in 1931 is just shocking. Even if the film was released today it would still be nothing like we have seen before.