Woman in the Moon
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- Includes Gallery of Rare Production Photographs
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 49 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 9, 2004
- Originally Released: 1929
- Label: Kino Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Title Card - English
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Stills/Photos: Rare Production Photographs
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Willy Fritsch, Gerda Maurus, Klaus Pohl & Fritz Rasp|
|Directed by||Fritz Lang|
|Screenwriting by||Fritz Lang & Thea von Harbou|
|Produced by||Fritz Lang|
Description by OLDIES.com:
- WOMAN IN THE MOON was filmed in Berlin in 1929.
- WOMAN IN THE MOON was released in Germany on October 15th, 1929 but was not released in America until 1931.
- Fritz Lang claims to have invented the countdown for the launch scene in WOMAN IN THE MOON.
- Fritz Lang refused to add a sound track to WOMAN IN THE MOON, and it was released as a silent film long after sound films had been introduced.
- The moonscape in the film was created using bleached sand from the outskirts of Berlin that was trucked into the studios.
- Famous Avant-Garde painter and experimental animator Oskar Fischinger served as the camera assistant for WOMAN IN THE MOON.
- In 1968 the U.S. government invited Fritz Lang as an honored guest to a space science seminar on the basis of the technological prescience of WOMAN IN THE MOON.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 24 ratings.
This movie captures a vision of space travel that comes very close to what actually happened nearly 50 years later. Their take on what space travel could be like is amazing. You will be stunned with how much they got right.
Of course, not everything is right; the moon doesn't have a breathable atmosphere. But I can't blame them for not knowing what the moon was really like, or that there is no chance of ever finding gold there. They had to create some things just to advance the plot.
This is not some bizarre or fanciful look at space travel; it was a very well thought out projection of how humans could travel through space. So take the leap; see how close they came. Challenge yourself to find the right and the wrong in this movie.
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