High-Definition digital restorations of all three films
Plus: a booklet featuring essays by critic Geoffrey O'Brien, scholar Anton Kaes, and author and critic Luc Sante; notes on the scores by the composers; Ben Hecht's original treatment for Underworld; and an excerpt from von Sternberg's 1965 autobiography, Fun in a Chinese Laundry, on actor Emil Jannings
Six scores: by Robert Israel for all three films, Alloy Orchestra for Underworld and The Last Command, and Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton for The Docks of New York
Swedish television interview from 1968 with Director Josef von Sternberg
Three Blu-ray ray special edition features
Two video essays from 2010, one by UCLA film professor Janet Bergstrom and the other by film scholar Tag Gallagher
Criterion Collection, Blu-ray
Black & White
3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]
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Josef von Sternberg was a brilliant director. 3 Classic films here on Blu-ray? You KNOW you need to own them. So what if they are silent films. Get Classy. Impress your friends. Annoy hipsters. UNDERWORLD is a great GANGSTER film (not a vampire movie). The Last Command is a ironic farce. The Docks of New York predates On the Waterfront by a few years. Please buy this set. It will make your Blu-ray collection look smart.