Paul Czinner directed this cinematic adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s 1924 novel Fräulein Else, which stars Elisabeth Bergner, Albert Bassermann, Else Heller, Albert Steinrück, Grit Hegesa and Jaro Fürth.
Raro Video, RVD 40203, UPC 8-032706-21420-9.
Full-frame 4:3 PAL, one single-sided, dual-layered DVD disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, German language intertitles, Italian and English language subtitles, 8 chapter stops, cardboard wrapper case with plastic DVD tray, $49.95.
Release date: 2009
Country of origin: Italy
This edition was prepared from a very-good to excellent 35mm restoration print that was produced in 2004.
The film is accompanied by an abstractly modern keyboards, guitars, percussion, electronics and vocalized music score composed by Marlene Kuntz that is not at all connected to the film’s narrative. Some viewers will find that they absolutely hate the accompanying music, some will be tolerant but likely not entertained. But, if the music is your cup of tea, there is also a featurette (in Italian) on the music score with interviews with the performing musicians.
North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition. The Region 0 DVD is playable in North American computers.
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