- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: December 7, 2004
- Originally Released: 1931
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: This release contains an improved English subtitle translation
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.19
- Additional Release Material:
- Shorts: M LE MAUDIT - Claude Chabrol's
- Classroom tapes of M editor Paul Falkenberg discussing the film and it's history
- A physical history of M
- CONVERSATION WITH FRITZ LANG - Interview film by William Friedkin
- Harold Nebenzal - Son of M Producer Seymour Nebenzal
- Eric Rentschler - German Film Scholar
- Anton Kaes - Author
- Behind The Scenes Photos
- Production Sketches by Art Director Emil Hasler
- Stills Gallery
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Hertha von Walther,
Hadrian M. Netto,
Ernst Paul Hempel,
Karl Heinz Stroux,
Josef Damen &
Thea Von Harbou,
Adolf Jansen &
Director of Photography:
Fritz Arno Wagner &
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/03/1997
"...What a haunting film it is..."
Total Film - 11/01/2003
"...M is a dazzling film that, seven decades on, remains as innovative as it is unsettling..."
Premiere - 12/01/2003
"...The genius of M is that despite the movie's expanded sensorial universe, it's what you don't see or hear that makes this Berlin crime thriller so terrifying..."
Sight and Sound - 12/01/2003
"The film itself remains as potent as ever. What's really striking is the eerie pathos of Peter Lorre's performance."
Los Angeles Times - 04/09/2013
"Few films are gripping and effective 82 years after their original release, but this one surely is."
In Lang's chilling masterpiece about a serial child killer who terrorizes a German town, Lorre gives an unforgettable performance as the modern psychopath, Franz Becker, who attempts to attain the dignity of a tragic hero, despite his uncontrollable urge to kill. Often credited for starting both the serial killer and the police procedural film genres, M is also notable for its startling statement about the murderous nature which resides within human beings.
Essential Cinema |
- Theatrical release: May 11, 1931.
- M was filmed in Berlin in 1931.
- This was based on a true story about a killer in Dusseldorf, Germany.
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