BLIND HUSBANDS (DIE RACHE DER BERGE)

Erich von Stroheim's 1919 directorial debut BLIND HUSBANDS is considered a masterpiece of American silent cinema.  Set in the alpine scenery of South Tyrol this film still fascinates audiences through its precise visual language and its moral ambiguity. This Edition Filmmuseum presents the film in its gorgeous tinted Austrian release version, DIE RACHE DER BERGE (BLINDE EHEMÄNNER) / THE REVENGE OF THE MOUNTAINS (BLIND HUSBANDS), featuring German language intertitles. This print of the film is the longest and oldest version available today. Extras include additional materials from the Austrian Film Museum's Stroheim collection as well as a ROM section with materials on Stroheim and the film.

BLIND HUSBANDS (DIE RACHE DER BERGE) DVD Features include:

  • Original musical score by Günter A. Buchwald.
  • Comparison of American & Austrian release versions.
  • American Prologue & Credits.
  • STROHEIM IN VIENNA (1948.)
  • Film-related materials and lobby cards
  • 20 page booklet with articles by Alexandra Paolo Caneppele and Michael Loebenstein.
  • Original German Intertitles & English Subtitles.
  • DVD ROM Section (PC + Macintosh) with PDF files: 
  • Researches on the Austrian version of BLIND HUSBANDS; Comparison of the English and the Austrian intertitles; German and American Press reviews 1919-1922; The program of the Vienna cinemas in January - March 1922 (in German); Reports about Erich von Stroheim visiting Vienna in July 1948 (in German); Frame enlargements for downloading; and much more!
 
 
 

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Format: DVD-PAL / Region 0
(No Regional Code)

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BLIND HUSBANDS (DIE RACHE DER BERGE)
(US, 1919)

Director: Erich von Stroheim
Screenplay: Erich von Stroheim, based on his story The Pinnacle
Cinematography: Ben F. Reynolds
Cast: Sam de Grasse, Francelia Billington, Erich von Stroheim, Fay Holderness & Richard Cummings
Produced by: Universal-Jewel Production de Luxe

• 99 minutes
• B&W, Tinted

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Bonus Material

Comparison of Versions
(Austria, 2006)

• 10 minutes

American Prologue & Credits
(US, 1919)

• 1 minute

STROHEIM IN VIENNA
(Austria, 1948)

• 1 minute

DVD ROM section (PC + Macintosh) with the following PDF files:

• Researches on the Austrian version of BLIND HUSBANDS

• Comparison of the English and the Austrian intertitles 

• German and American Press reviews 1919-1922 

The program of the Vienna cinemas in January - March 1922

• 15 pages, German

Reports about Erich von Stroheim visiting Vienna in July 1948

• 6 pages, German

Aleksandr Derjabin: Erich von Stroheim; Moscow 1927

• 8 pages, German

Jon Barna: Erich von Stroheim; Vienna 1966

• 120 pages, German

• Downloadable frame enlargements.

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Total Running Time: 01:51:00

Language: German intertitles, English subtitles

Musical Score: Günter A. Buchwald

Booklet Text: Alexandra Paolo Caneppele & Michael Loebenstein

Published By: Edition Filmmuseum

Institutional Price: $250 (plus shipping).

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