Student of Prague (1926)
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: September 28, 2004
- Originally Released: 1926
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Directed by||Henrik Galeen|
|Music by||Paul David Bergel|
|Screenplay by||Hanns Heinz Ewers & Henrik Galeen|
Description by OLDIES.com:
This highly-acclaimed 1926 version of The Student of Prague features Conrad Veidt in the lead role of Balduin. Veidt made a name for himself in numerous German Expressionist films of the silent era, including The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, where he portrayed the somnambulist Cesare. After fleeing Hitler's Germany in the thirties, Veidt appeared primarily in American produced films, among them Casablanca, which found him playing Nazi officer Heinrich Strasser.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 718 ratings.
Looks on screen like watching a poor VHS copy, but this may be your only choice if you want to see it at all, and it is worth seeing. Some better-quality snippets can be seen in Bret Wood's Kingdom of Shadows. Suffers from a strong whiff of anti-Semitism, perhaps not as strongly so as "The Golem"'s picture of Jews as a stinking foreign body consorting with astrology and demons; here it's just a Jewish-looking master-manipulator dealing in souls. The scene of the removal of the doppelganger by taking the reflection from the mirror is cut from the print, which is a huge disappointment. However, this scene, likely more primitively, is in the 1913 version also sold by Alpha. Original music by Paul David Bergel added by Alpha, but it is generally a dull and depressing chord progression, with rare moments of inspiration, such as that accompanying the scene of the hunt.
- Sales Rank: 56,828
- UPC: 089218449894
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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