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Hard to be a God

Hard to be a God

Director: Aleksei Yuryevich German
Year: 2013

When legendary Russian auteur Aleksei German died in 2013, he left behind this extraordinary final film, a phantasmagoric adaptation of the revered sci-fi novel by the Strugatsky brothers (authors of the source novel for Tarkovsky's Stalker).

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Munchhausen

Munchhausen

Director: Josef von Baky
Year: 1943

A Nazi extravaganza made in response to fantasies like The Wizard of Oz. This lavish, adult fairy tale (including topless harem girls) was designed to divert the German public from the reality of the war.

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Waxworks

Waxworks

Director: Paul Leni
Year: 1924

In this rarely seen masterwork of German expressionism, a trilogy of terror is woven around the wax figures of a carnival side show. Jack the Ripper (Werner Krauss); Ivan the Terrible (Conrad Veidt), and Haroun al Raschid all spring to life through a variety of visual techniques.

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Die Nibelungen (Special Edition)

Die Nibelungen (Special Edition)

Director: Fritz Lang
Year: 1924

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 colossal Ufa Studios.

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Faust (single DVD boxset version)

Faust (single DVD boxset version)

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1926

Gösta Ekman stars as the titular alchemist who, struggling with his faith amidst a devastating plague, is offered the power to cure and the gift of youth...in exchange for his soul.  As the diabolical Mephisto, Emil Jannings (The Last Laugh) delivers a performance of operatic scale and intensity, by turns charming, comical, and horrific.

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Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Director: Herbert Brenon
Year: 1924

Herbert Brenon (Beau Geste) directed, James Wong Howe (The Thin Man) was cinematographer, Ernest Torrence (Tol'able David) made a gorgeously robust Captian Hook, and Anna May Wong was Tiger Lily. This 1924 film of James M. Barrie's timeless play retains all its period charm.

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Metropolis (2002 Restoration)

Metropolis (2002 Restoration)

Director: Fritz Lang
Year: 1927

METROPOLIS can now be appreciated in its full glory! It is, as A. O. Scott of THE NEW YORK TIMES declared, "A fever dream of the future. At last we have the movie every would-be cinematic visionary has been trying to make since 1927."

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