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Golem, The

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Studio: Kino Lorber
Director: Paul Wegener
Year: 1920
Format: DVD
Genre: Drama, Silent
Cast: Albert SteinrŸck, Ernst Deutsch, Lyda Salmonova, Paul Wegener
Original Language: German
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 14-Apr-2020
Runtime (minutes): 76

SKU: KIN24619 Categories: ,

Description

Widely recognized as the source of the Frankenstein myth, the ancient Hebrew legend of the Golem provided actor/director Paul Wegener with the substance for one of the most adventurous films of the German silent cinema. Suffering under the tyrannical rule of Rudolf II in 16th-century Prague, a Talmudic rabbi (Albert Steinruck) creates a giant warrior (Paul Wegener) to protect the safety of his people. When the rabbi’s assistant (Ernst Deutsch) takes control of the Golem and attempts to use him for selfish gain, the lumbering monster runs rampant, abducting the rabbi’s daughter (Lyda Salmonova) and setting fire to the ghetto. With its remarkable creation sequence (a dazzling blend of religion, sorcery and special effects) and the grand-scale destruction of its climax, The Golem was one of the greatest achievements of the legendary UFA Studios, and remains an undeniable landmark in the evolution of the horror film.

4K restoration of German release version; music by Stephen Horne; music by Admir Shkurtai; music by Lukasz ÒWudecÓ Poleszak; audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas; comparison of German and U.S. release versions; U.S. release version, with music by Cordula Heth

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