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Directed by Fritz Lang, Starring Fritz Lang, Hertha von Walther, Hans Behal, Hugo Doblin, Ernst Paul Hempel, Ernst Wulf, Gustaf Gründgens, Albert Karchow, Mascheck, Robert Hartberg, Inge Landgut, Werner Kepich, Karl Elzer, Gunther Hadank, Wolf Trutz, Isenta, Else Ehser, Heinrich Gotho, Karl Heinz Stroux, Fritz Odemar, Rosa Lichenstein, Hadrian M. Netto, Reihsig, Bruno Zeiner, Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur, Rudolf Blumner, Josef Almas, Ilse Furstenberg, Max Sablotski, Peter Lorre, Georg John, Gunther Neumann, Paul Mederow, Oscar Hocker, Otto Waldis, Kurth, Margarete Melzer, Rebane, Swinborne, Gerhardt Bienert, Lotte Lobinger, Sigurd Lohde, Nied, Agnes Schulz-Lichterfeld, Otto Wernicke, Leonard Steckel, Alfred Loretto, Anna Goltz, Maja Norden, Ellen Widmann, Edgar Pauly, Matthis, Franz Polland, Albert Hoermann, Karl Platen, J.A. Eckhoff, Klaus Pohl, Hans Ritter, Heinrich Gretler, Carell, Goldstein, Alexander Sascha, Josef Damen, Paul Kemp, Friedrich Gnass, Carl Balthaus, Gelingk, Rolf Wanka, Theodor Loos, Rosa Valetti, Hermann Krehan, Erwin Faber, Rhaden, Borwin Walth, Theo Lingen, Leeser, Trude Moss, Paul Rehkopf, Gelin Wannemann
Written by Fritz Lang, Hertha von Walther, Hans Behal, Hugo Doblin, Ernst Paul Hempel, Ernst Wulf, Gustaf Gründgens, Albert Karchow, Mascheck, Robert Hartberg, Inge Landgut, Werner Kepich, Karl Elzer, Gunther Hadank, Wolf Trutz, Isenta, Else Ehser, Heinrich Gotho, Karl Heinz Stroux, Fritz Odemar, Rosa Lichenstein, Hadrian M. Netto, Reihsig, Bruno Zeiner, Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur, Rudolf Blumner, Josef Almas, Ilse Furstenberg, Max Sablotski, Peter Lorre, Georg John, Gunther Neumann, Paul Mederow, Oscar Hocker, Otto Waldis, Kurth, Margarete Melzer, Rebane, Swinborne, Gerhardt Bienert, Lotte Lobinger, Sigurd Lohde, Nied, Agnes Schulz-Lichterfeld, Otto Wernicke, Leonard Steckel, Alfred Loretto, Anna Goltz, Maja Norden, Ellen Widmann, Edgar Pauly, Matthis, Franz Polland, Albert Hoermann, Karl Platen, J.A. Eckhoff, Klaus Pohl, Hans Ritter, Heinrich Gretler, Carell, Goldstein, Alexander Sascha, Josef Damen, Paul Kemp, Friedrich Gnass, Carl Balthaus, Gelingk, Rolf Wanka, Theodor Loos, Rosa Valetti, Hermann Krehan, Erwin Faber, Rhaden, Borwin Walth, Theo Lingen, Leeser, Trude Moss, Paul Rehkopf, Gelin Wannemann
Staff Review

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by Fritz Lang
The birth of the psycological-thriller.

Made in 1931, this German language film is often considered the masterwork of German expressionist turned Hollywood-noir director Fritz Lang. Basically creating the template for the psychological-thriller genre, the story centers on child-killer Hans Beckert as the police and the criminal underground close in around him and reveals an intense paranoia in both the public and in the killer himself. The film, perhaps more so than any since, gives the viewer a disturbingly real feel for the killer's lack of control and, at the same time, speaks volumes about the brutal mentality and motivations of the society Lang was witnessing at the dawn of Nazism. Both a social commentary and frighteningly personal, Lang's masterpiece is the apex of the dark, unnerving German expressionist style that came to leave a permanent imprint on the craft of cinema.

 
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Suspense based on the exploits of the Dusseldorf child-murderer. Lorre stars as a psychopathic murderer who is hunted by both the police and the criminal underworld.

  • Condition: Used - Good
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
    • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
    • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
    • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
    • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Sold by: HPB NorthPointe Plaza
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  • Publisher: Home Vision
  • UPC: 037429197820
  • Region: Region 1
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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