The Last Laugh (Restored Deluxe Edition)

Starring: Emil Jannings Director: F.W. Murnau
The Last Laugh (Restored Deluxe Edition)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1924
  • Label: Kino Video
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - Music/Natural Sound
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - Music/Natural Sound
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Additional Audio Footage - New Recording Of The Original Score
    • Documentary: THE MAKING OF THE LAST LAUGH
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Photo Galleries: Image Gallery
  • Features:
    1. RESTORED GERMAN VERSION
    2. UNRESTORED EXPORT VERSION

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
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Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 06/03/1994
"...A study in contrasts....Somehow it all works..." -- Rating: A-
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/05/2000
"...It is certainly the film that made the most spectacular early use of movement....Murnau's technical mastery makes all of his films exciting to see..."
USA Today - 05/20/1994
"German director F.W. Murnau's second masterpiece is the film that liberated silent pictures from title cards..."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2008
"[A] masterpiece of psychological acuity. It's also a masterclass in screen acting by Emil Jannings..."
New York Times - 10/06/2008
"A masterpiece of the German silent cinema....[Featuring] Murnau's innovative camera movements: sustained tracking and crane shots with a marvelous fluidity that helped establish an aesthetic alternative to the American montage style..."

Plot Keywords:

Betrayal | Silent | Vintage

Production Notes:

  • A silent film with musical score.
  • The original film score, composed by Giuseppe Becce, was lost. The new score was composed by Timothy Brock and recorded with the Olympia Symphony Orchestra in 1993.
  • Part of Kino Video's "Treasures from the Weimar Republic" series.
  • According to Georges Sadoul in his "Dictionary of Cinema", studio head Carl Laemmle has one problem with the film's popularity: "Everybody knows that a lavatory attendant makes a lot more money than a doorman."

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  • Sales Rank: 99,624
  • UPC: 738329063320
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