- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: May 18, 2004
- Originally Released: 1933
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.19
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: Comparison Between 1932 German Version, French Version, and THE CRIMES OF DR. MABUSE (Edited and Dubbed American Version)
- Complete French Language Version of the Film, LE TESTAMENT DU DR. MABUSE (Filmed Simultaneously By Lang With French Actors)
- Audio Commentary: David Kalat - Author of THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. MABUSE
- Interviews: Michael Farin - German Mabuse Expert
- MABUSE IN MIND (1984 Film by Thomas Honickel Featuring an Interview With Actor Rudolf Schundler)
- Excerpts From FOR EXAMPLE FRITZ LANG (1964 Interview With Lang)
- Essay: by Fritz Lang Expert Tom Gunning
- Collection of Memorabilia, Press Books, Stills, and Posters
- Rare Production Design Drawings by Art Director Emil Hasler
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Total Film - 04/01/2004
"[A]n irresistible meld of noir and expressionism."
Premiere - 07/01/2004
Sight and Sound - 11/01/2012
"Lang delivers everything a thriller fan could plausibly want....He also plays countless formal games which retain their visual and thematic sophistication 80 years and countless rip-offs later."
Essential Cinema |
Mad Doctor |
- Released in Vienna on December 5th, 1933
- Filmed at the Nero-Film A.G. Studios in Berlin in 10 weeks.
- THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE was Lang's last film before he left Germany for Hollywood.
- THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE was banned by the Nazis and had to have its premiere in Vienna.