- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: September 30, 2008
- Originally Released: 1924
- Label: Kino Video
- 2-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- 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
- RESTORED GERMAN VERSION
- UNRESTORED EXPORT VERSION
Performers, Cast and Crew:
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..."
- 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."