Kameradschaft (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

Kameradschaft (The Criterion Collection)(1931) Blu-ray
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Kameradschaft Blu-ray
Criterion | 1931 | 88 min | Not rated | Jan 30, 2018

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.19:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.2:1

German: LPCM Mono

Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515209311

Kameradschaft (The Criterion Collection)(1931) Blu-ray

A team of German miners risk their lives to rescue a team of French miners left trapped after an underground explosion.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Writer: Ladislaus Vajda
Starring: Alexander Granach, Ernst Busch, Gustav Püttjer, Oskar Höcker, Daniel Mendaille


Synopsis: When a coal mine collapses on the frontier between Germany and France, trapping a team of French miners inside, workers on both sides of the border spring into action, putting aside national prejudices and wartime grudges to launch a dangerous rescue operation. Director G. W. Pabst brings a claustrophobic realism to this ticking-clock scenario, using realistic sets and sound design to create the maze of soot-choked shafts where the miners struggle for survival. A gripping disaster film and a stirring plea for international cooperation, Kameradschaft cemented Pabst's status as one of the most morally engaged and formally dexterous filmmakers of his time.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
- NEW high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- New interview with German film scholar Hermann Barth on the film's production
- 1988 interview with editor Jean Oser
- 2016 interview with film scholar Jan-Christopher Horak on the historical context of the film
- New English subtitle translation
- PLUS: An essay by author and critic Luc Sante

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