Description

Director: Fritz Lang, 1925

PLEASE NOTE: This is an NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region A/1, Blu-Ray release

One of the greatest artistic and technical achievements of the German silent cinema, Fritz Lang’s DIE NIBELUNGEN
is a passionate retelling of Nordic legend, invested with all the resources of the clossal Ufa Studios.

Scripted by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou (who later collaborated on Metropolis), and originally released as two
separate features, the saga begins by constructing an enchanted kingdom populated by dragons, magical trolls, and heroic
figures defined by rigid codes of honour. In the long-underrated second half, the death of Siegfried causes fantasy to devolve into nightmare, as his beloved Kriemhild enacts a vengeance that contaminates everyone in its path – a vengeance
as ferocious and uncompromising as anything the cinema has ever depicted.

This edition is mastered in HD from the extensive 35mm restoration conducted by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, completed in 2012.

Special Features

New restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung

Original 1924 score by Gottfried Huppertz, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 stereo.

“The Legacy of Die Nibelungen,” a 68-minute documentary on the making and restoration of the film.
Produced by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, in cooperation with the Filmmuseum
Potsdam. A film by Guido Altendorf and Anke Wilkening.

Newsreel footage of Fritz Lang on the set of Die Nibelungen.

Film details:

Germany 1924 Colour tinted 1.33:1
SIEGFRIED: 1924 – 149 minutes
KRIEMHILD’s REVENGE: 1925 – 131 minutes
1920 x 1080p

Directed by Fritz Lang

Produced by Erich Pommer

Screenplay by Fritz Lang and
Thea von Harbou

Photographed by Carl Hoffman, Günther Rittau and
Walter Ruttmann

With Paul Richter, Margerete Schön, Theodor Loos,
Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Hanna Ralph, Klein-Rogge, Georg John