Pandora's Box: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1929) / Region 1
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Pandora's Box: The Criterion Collection

One of the masters of early German cinema, G. W. Pabst had an innate talent for discovering actresses (including Greta Garbo). And perhaps none of his female stars shone brighter than Kansas native and onetime Ziegfeld girl Louise Brooks, whose legendary persona was defined by Pabst's lurid, controversial melodrama Pandora's Box. Sensationally modern, the film follows the downward spiral of the fiery, brash, yet innocent showgirl Lulu, whose sexual vivacity has a devastating effect on everyone she comes in contact with. Daring and stylish, Pandora's Box is one of silent cinema's great masterworks and a testament to Brooks's dazzling individuality.

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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Aug 18 2006
  • Production Year 1929
  • Empire SKU 1198555
  • UPC Code 715515020626
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

Four Different Musical Scores, Each with its Own Unique Stylistic Interpretation of the Film
Audio Commentary by Film Scholars Thomas Elsaesser and Mary Ann Doane
Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu (1998), a 60-Minute Documentary by Hugh Munro Neeley
Lulu in Berlin (1984), a rare, 48-Minute Interview with Louise Brooks by Verite Documentarian Richard Leacock and Susan Steinberg Woll
New Video Interviews with Leacock and Michael Pabst, the Director's Son
PLUS: A book Featuring Kenneth Tynan's Famous 1979 Essay "The Girl in the Black Helmet," an Article by Brooks on Her Relationship with Pabst, and a New Essay by Critic J. Hoberman

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    German Dolby Digital 5.1
    German Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

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