Blind Husbands

Erich von Stroheim
Price: EUR 19,90
Price for supporting members*: EUR 15,90

Erich von Stroheim's directorial debut Blind Husbands (1919) is considered a masterpiece of American silent cinema. Set in the alpine scenery of South Tyrol it still baffles its audiences through its precise visual language and its moral ambiguity. The edition presents the film in its beautiful tinted Austrian release version, Die Rache der Berge  Blinde Ehemänner (The Revenge of the Mountains  Blind Husbands). This print is the longest and earliest version of the film available today. Extras on the DVD include additional materials from the Austrian Film Museum's Stroheim collection.

"A handsome and generous release" (Cineaste)
"A superb transfer of the longest extant print" (Sight & Sound)
Edition Filmmuseum 03
1st edition: 2006
Edited by: Austrian Film Museum
Blind Husbands (1919/1921, Erich von Stroheim) 99 min | Blind Husbands: Comparison of Versions (2006, Realisation: Michael Loebenstein, Georg Wasner) 10 min | Stroheim in Vienna (1948, Welt im Film) 38 sec | Image Gallery | US Prologue & Credits
Language: German Intertitles, German, English
Subtitles: English
All Regions, PAL 4:3, Music score by Günter A. Buchwald
DVD ROM section (PC + Macintosh) with additional materials (22 new frame enlargements as well as several PDF files discussing the version history of the film, the initial reception of Blind Husbands and of Von Stroheim's work in general. It includes a copy of Jon Barna's out-of-print German language book on the filmmaker published by the Austrian Film Museum in 1966)
20 page booklet with essays by Alexandra Seibel, Paolo Caneppele, Michael Loebenstein
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