Westfront 1918 & Kameradschaft (Two films by G.W Pabst) [Masters of Cinema] (DVD & BLU-RAY)

Westfront 1918 & Kameradschaft (Two films by G.W Pabst) [Masters of Cinema] (DVD & BLU-RAY)
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Georg Wilhelm Pabst (Pandora's Box, Diary of a Lost Girl) made a flawless transition from silent to sound filmmaking with, Westfront 1918 and Kameradschaft, a pair of strongly anti-war titles (Pabst himself was a prisoner of war for the duration of WWI) that combined elements of Expressionism and New Objectivity to stunning effect. In Westfront 1918, four infantrymen on the Western Front suffer the everyday hardships and insanity of trench warfare, and in Kameradschaft, a team of German miners risk their lives to rescue a team of French miners left trapped after an underground explosion. Sharing many thematic elements, as well as key cast and crew (most notably cinematographer Fritz Arno Wagner, M, Nosferatu, Der mde Tod), Westfront 1918 and Kameradschaft represents a master director at the height of his powers, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present both these titles for the first time ever on Blu-ray in a special Dual Format edition. DUAL FORMAT EDITION FEATURES: Limited Edition O-card [First 2000 copies] Both films presented on Blu-ray in stunning 1080p Uncompressed PCM soundtrack for both titles (on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles Westfront 1918, an introduction by film scholar and author Jan-Christopher Horak Kameradschaft, an introduction by film scholar and author Jan-Christopher Horak PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp, alongside rare archival imagery PRESS: [WESTFRONT 1918] "Hardly any film since has given such an unremittingly horrific picture of warfare-in-action, from the agonising lulls to the surprise attacks, from harsh resilience to the release of madness or a death wish? - Time Out [WESTFRONT 1918] "With a raw directness of experience far from the modern postures of irony or heroism, it still speaks as a cautionary reminder from history that powerless humans, not action figures, fight our wars? - Senses of Cinema [KAMERADSCHAFT] "The absolute high-point of German socialist film-making of its period...moving, sincere and committed? - Time Out [KAMERADSCHAFT] "one of the most technically accomplished works of the early sound cinema? - Turner Classic Movies

Running Time: 96 minutes
Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
Subtitles: English
Release Date: 24/07/2017


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