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The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Collection

The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Collection
Product Code: FCD1219
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Release Date: 28th March 2016
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Release Date: 28th March 2016
Format: Blu-Ray
Starring: Hanna Schygulla, Ulli Lommel, Lou Castel
Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

 

Synopsis:

[Arrow Store Exclusive Limited to 1000 copies]

Rainer Werner Fassbinder died at the age of just 37 but left behind a remarkable legacy. His career as filmmaker lasted less than two decades, yet he managed to direct 40 features, two TV series and numerous stage productions. This remarkable output created some enduring classics and, alongside the works of Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders, Volker Schlöndorff and Alexander Kluge, brought New German Cinema to an international audience.

The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Collection brings together ten of the director’s finest, including his feature debut Love is Colder Than Death, Katzelmacher, Beware of a Holy Whore, The Merchant of Four Seasons, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Fear Eats the Soul, Effi Briest, Fox and His Friends, Chinese Roulette and The Marriage of Maria Braun.

Each film has been lavished a 4K restoration by the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation and comes adorned with an array of extras, including commentaries, documentaries, interviews and short films.
This limited edition box set also houses a 200-page hardback book containing all-new writing on the films therein.

 

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Limited edition box set (1,000 copies) containing Love is Colder Than Death, Katzelmacher, Beware of a Holy Whore, The Merchant of Four Seasons, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Fear Eats the Soul, Effi Briest, Fox and His Friends, Chinese Roulette and The Marriage of Maria Braun
  • Brand new 4K restorations of the films from original camera negatives
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles on all films
  • Six audio commentaries: Adrian Martin on Beware of a Holy Whore, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Christian McCrea on The Merchant of Four Seasons, Diane Charleson on The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Mark Freeman on Fear Eats the Soul, Ken Moulden on Effi Briest and Hamish Ford on Fox and His Friends
  • Two early short films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder from 1966, The Little Chaos and The City Tramp
  • My Name is Not Ali, Viola Shafik’s 2011 feature-length documentary on the life and death of El Hedi ben Salem, star of Fear Eats the Soul
  • Newly-filmed interview with actor Lou Castel on Beware of a Holy Whore
  • Newly-filmed interviews with actor Ulli Lommel on Love is Colder Than Death, Effi Briest and Chinese Roulette
  • Newly-filmed interviews with director of photography Jürgen Jürges on Fear Eats the Soul and Effi Briest
  • The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Family, an all-new featurette detailing the actors who worked with Fassbinder time and again throughout his career
  • Life Stories: A Conversation with R.W. Fassbinder, a 50-minute interview with the director conducted for German television in 1978
  • End of the Commune, Joachim von Mengershausen’s 1970 documentary portrait of Fassbinder and his troupe including rare footage of his actors rehearsing and Love is Colder Than Death’s premiere at the 1969 Berlin Film Festival
  • Role-Play: Women on Fassbinder, a 1992 documentary containing interviews with four of the director’s leading ladies, Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla and Rosel Zech
  • Life, Love & Celluloid, a 1998 feature-length documentary on Fassbinder, written and directed by his regular editor, Juliane Lorenz
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1977, a candid 30-minute interview with the director
  • Original theatrical trailers for Katzelmacher, Beware of a Holy Whore, Fear Eats the Soul, Fox and His Friends and Chinese Roulette
  • 200-page hardback book, exclusive to this limited edition box set, containing all-new writing by Tony Rayns, Gertrud Koch, Michael Pattison, Nick Pinkerton, Ashley Clark, Erica Carter, Alex Davidson, Glenn Kenny and Margaret Deriaz


DETAILS:

RRP: £109.99 £74.99 

Region: B
Rating: 15
Cat No: FCD1219
Duration: Various
Language: German
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: Various
Audio: Mono
Discs: 7
Colour