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König der

[King of the Center Forwards]


This German sports drama, directed by Fritz Freisler, stars Paul Richter (star of Siegfried) as “The King of the Center Forwards” on a professional soccer team.

coverEdition Filmmuseum
2006 DVD edition

Die elf Teufel [The Eleven Devils] (1927), black & white, 98 minutes, not rated,
with König der Mittelstürmer [King of the Center Forwards] (1927), black & white, 95 minutes, not rated.

Edition Filmmuseum, 08, UPC/EAN 4-260100-330087.
Two single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 PAL DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (? x ? pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, German language intertitles, optional English, French, Spanish and Portuguese language subtitles, chapter stops; two-disc standard DVD keepcase, €19,95.
Release date: June 2006.
Country of origin: Germany

This PAL DVD edition has been produced by Filmmuseum München and the Goethe-Institut, München, from only surviving nitrate print of the film, a damaged and deteriorating 35mm print with sections lost to decomposition. The intertitles have been restored utilizing the original German censorship records.

The film is presented with an improvised piano score performed by Joachim Bärenz.

This high-quality edition is recommended to all with a PAL disc player.

North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

This Region 0 PAL DVD edition is available directly from EDITION FILMMUSEUM.
Other GERMAN FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
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