The Tin Drum (2-DVD)

The Tin Drum (2-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 43 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1979
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Disc one:
    • New, restored high-definition digital transfer of the complete version, approved by director Volker Schlöndorff
    • Newly remastered 5.1 surround soundtrack, approved by Schlöndorff
    • New english subtitle translation
    • Disc two:
    • New interview with Schlöndorff about the making of the film and the creation of the complete version
    • New interview with film scholar Timothy Corrigan
    • German audio recording of Günter Grass reading an excerpt from his novel
    • The Tin Drum, illustrated with corresponding scene from the film
    • Television excerpts featuring Schlöndorff, Grass, actors David Bennent and Mario Adorf, and cowriter Jean-Clause Carrière
    • Trailer
    • Plus: a booklet featuring an essay by critic Geoffrey Macnab and 1978 statements by Grass about the adaptation of his novel
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - German
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenplay by , &
Composition by
Story by
Produced by &
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1979 - Best Foreign Language Film
Cannes 1979 - Palme d'Or

Entertainment Reviews:

Premiere - 12/01/1996
"...The film's power and invention leave scars..." - Recommended
Variety - 05/16/1979
"...This is an entertaining [picture]....Several scenes in TIN DRUM are eye-catchers..."
A.V. Club - 02/06/2013
"[Bennent] adroitly captures a 3-year-old's solipsistic conviction that the entire world is his personal playground."

Plot Keywords:

Coming Of Age | Essential Cinema | Recommended | Theatrical Release | War

Production Notes:

  • "The Tin Drum" shared the Palme d'Or award for Best Picture with "Apocalypse Now" at the Cannes Film Festival in 1979.
  • In his Oscar acceptance speech for the Best Foreign Film award in 1979, director Volker Schlöndorff commented, "You know, it's the first award ever given to a film of my country. There's been lots of reasons for that, we know! But I take it as a tribute to my fellow directors over there and for all those whose traditions we want to pick up and follow, and who worked and lived here, I mean, Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, Ernst Lubitsch, F.W. Murnau and G.W. Pabst."
  • This production had the highest budget of any film in modern Germany's cinematic history.
  • Shot on location in Poland, France, Yugoslavia and West Germany; color by Eastmancolor.
  • Additional cast: Fritz Hakl (Bebra), Mariella Oliveri (Roswitha), Berta Drews (Oma Anna), Roland Teubner (Joseph Koljaiczek), Ernst Jacobi (Loebsack), Werner Rehm (Scheffler), Ilse Page (Gretchen Scheffler).
  • A Franz Seitz Film/Bioskop-Film/Artemis Film/ Hallelujah-Film/ GGB 14.KG/Argos Films Paris production in collaboration with Jadran Film Zagreb and Film Polski Warsaw. World rights, United Artists.
  • Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.

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