The Hands of Orlac [DVD] [English] [1925]

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Overview

Special Features

  • New hd transfer from a restored 35mm print
  • Musical score by Paul Mercer
  • Scene comparisons of domestic and international cuts of the film
  • Excerpts of Maurice Renard's novel
  • Essay by John Soister. author of the book "Conrad Veidt on Screen"
  • Trailer of "Mad Love" the 1935 remake starring Peter Lorre
  • Image gallery

Synopsis

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In this classic horror film, based on a novel by Maurice Renard and filmed by Robert Wiene (of Dr. Caligari fame), a world-famous pianist burns his hands in an airplane crash. A mysterious doctor offers to do a transplant and the pianist, his career on the verge of ruin, accepts. After a series of mysterious strangulations occur around him, the pianist beings to suspect the culprit might be his new pair of hands. His search for the donor is impeded as his new appendages slowly drive him insane. This film has been remade countless times, the most successful being the 1954 Mad Love version with Peter Lorre in the lead. ~ Brian Whitener, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Conrad Veidt
    Conrad Veidt
  • Fritz Kortner
    Fritz Kortner
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