❉ German film pioneer Eward André Dupont makes his Masters of Cinema debut with perhaps his finest film.
“The strongest and most inspiring drama that has ever been told by the evanescent shadows” – New York Times
Eureka Entertainment to release the German silent masterpiece ‘Varieté’, Eward A. Dupont’s crime of passion set in the circus milieu starring Emil Jannings (The Blue Angel, Der Letzte Mann).
Eureka Entertainment to release the German silent masterpiece ‘Varieté’ in a digitally restored 2K Dual Format edition as part of the Masters of Cinema Series on 23 January 2017.
A key work of German silent cinema and an international smash on its release, E. A. Dupont’s Varieté (Variety) is an audacious revenge melodrama set under the canvas of the big top.
An unprecedented international success upon release, even screening for 12 weeks in the United States, ‘Varieté’ features virtuoso camerawork from cinematographers Karl Freund (‘Metropolis’, ‘Dracula’) and Carl Hoffmann (‘Faust’, ‘Dr. Mabuse der Spieler’), with trapeze sequences that remain stunning in their technicality and proficiency
Star Emil Jannings, still considered one of the finest screen actors of all time, the first recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actor, and still the only German to have received the award.
Visually astonishing, with some of the most inventive camerawork of the 1920s, and a typically intense and vivid central performance from Jannings, Varieté is presented here in an all-new restoration of the original German version. Featuring three scores: one by Stephen Horne, one by The Tiger Lillies, and one by Johannes Contag.
DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES:
❉ New 2015 high-definition digital restoration by the FWMS
❉ Three scores: one by Stephen Horne, one by The Tiger Lillies, and one by Johannes Contag
❉ PCM audio on the Blu-ray
❉ Optional English subtitles for the German intertitles
❉ The complete American version of the film
❉ PLUS: A booklet featuring new writing on the film and archival images
❉ ‘Varieté’ is released in a digitally restored 2K Dual Format edition as part of the Masters of Cinema Series on 23 January 2017, £19.99. Available to order from Zavvi.