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The Ancient Law [Blu-ray/DVD] [1923]

Release Date:06/22/2018

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    Special Features

    • Der Film im Film (Germany, 1923) - The only surviving excerpt of a documentary on film production in Weimar Germany, featuring the different personalities of several famous directors of the era of work on set including Fritz Lang, Robert Wiene, and Dupont
    • Essays on The Ancient Law - a booklet containing two essays, an appreciation of the film and its historical context, written by film historian and scholar, Cynthia Walk, and an overview of the restoration process by Daniel Meiller, Head of Audiovisual Collections, Deutsche Kinemathek
    • Image Slideshow - Rare production stills and original archival materials
    • Insights Into the Restoration - A 15-minute demonstration with raw scans of the different nitrate source materials, illustrating how the reconstruction was completed
    • Notes on the Film Music - Introductions to the two new musical scores commissioned for the restored film


    The Ancient Law

    Cast & Crew

    • Grete Berger
      Grete Berger
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      Werner Krauss
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      Henny Porten - Erzherzogin Elisabeth Theresia
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      Ruth Weyher
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      Olga Limburg

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