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. En revanche, il est important de saluer l'effort fourni par TLEFilms : car cette édition BR est absolument fabuleuse. Le travail de restauration est d'une qualité exceptionnelle.
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. An einigen Stellen hat man fast den Eindruck, dass die Szenen gestern gedreht wurden. Es sind zwei Mono-Ton Fassungen enthalten. Die 2001 Restaurierung und eine neue von 2011.
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. Peter Lorre steals the entire show with his perfect caricatures and innocence that has to be enacted by a child abductor who is affected psychologically.
Excerpt: For an 80 year old classic this blu ray is amazing - I just cannot imagine a better print than this. Once again Masters of Cinema have hit the jackpot and with a print this good one can enjoy the sheer mastery of the film making which even by todays standards makes u sit up and take note.
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. In our modern age of film making there has been a considerable rise in the production of films about serial killers, their complexities and particularly about pathological ones.
Summary: In an eerie propagandist fashion, the phrase "in the name of the Law" is repeated over the last two scenes of Fritz Lang's "M" as a child killer is brought to justice. If "L" represents the State and the Law, then "M" is meant to represent the Individual (who in this case is a Murderer). Lang boldly asked us way back in 1931, whose rights come first: the State or the Individual? A master of his craft, Lang leaves the question open-ended and let's the audience decide.
Summary: Fritz Lang's highly influential career as a film director began in post World War I Germany, where he was a leading figure in the German Expressionist film movement, and ended in the United States in 1953 with the production of The Big Heat, a film noir classic. Perhaps his greatest film, M (Germany, 1931) forms an historical bridge between expressionism and film noir.
Fritz Lang's (sound) masterpiece- a taut and quintessentially suspenseful story, and Lorre
29 July 2005
Summary: The first time I saw M, by Fritz Lang, I almost didn't know what to make of it. I was overwhelmed by the power of the performances, the staging of the scenes, the locations, and the power that the simple story had with such complex circumstances. Then I saw it again, and a third time, and I know that this is one of the best films ever to come out of Germany- it's a powerful statement about protecting our children (if you're looking at it as a "message" movie), but in...
Summary: Being a huge fan of German Expressionist art, I'm naturally drawn to the films of Fritz Lang. I recently was able to see the restored version of "Metropolis" on the big screen, and was delighted to see "M" on the Sundance channel - especially since it was the uncut version. M follows the trail of a child killer (Peter Lorre), sought both by the police and the members of the underworld whose businesses are being effected by the investigation.
Summary: The economy, austerity and directness of the films of Fritz Lang made him one of the most profound, and precise filmmakers... Lang, a master of the German expressionist film, shot his first talkie, a crime drama considered a landmark in the story of suspense movies... It was a shocking idea for its time, based on the real-life killer Peter Kurten, headlined as the Vampire of Düsseldorf...