The Kaiser of California (Blu-ray)
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The Kaiser of California (Blu-ray)

   Blu-ray

$35.98 $32.38

-10%
23 March 2021

 

 

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Studio: Kino Lorber
Director: Luis Trenker
Year: 1936
Format: Blu-ray
Genre: WESTERN
Cast: Luis Trenker
Original Language: German
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs:
Street Date: 23-Mar-2021
Runtime (minutes): 99

Description

On the surface, The Kaiser of California appears to be a cinematic anomaly: an epic Western produced under the state-controlled cinema of the Third Reich. But the film’s novelty value is quickly eclipsed by its dazzling visual aristry: striking compositions and stunning location photography worthy of John Ford (who was still three years away from making his signature Western, Stagecoach). In telling the story of German-born pioneer John Sutter, actor/director Luis Trenker returned to the awe-inspiring vistas and daring feats of rock-climbing that had made his “mountain films” such a sensation. The result is a film whose style is deeply Germanic and spectacularly American at the same time, virtually unseen in the United States, prior to this 2K restoration by the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung.

Audio commentary by film historian Eddy Von Mueller

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