German Cinema & Culture

Asphalt

Asphalt

Director: Joe May
Year: 1929

Joe May's Sensual Drama of Life in the Berlin Underworld.

Asphalt

Barbara

Barbara

Director: Christian Petzold
Year: 2012

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Barbara

The Blue Angel (Deluxe Blu-ray)

The Blue Angel (Deluxe Blu-ray)

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Year: 1930

This landmark early sound film, directed by Josef von Sternberg, stars Marelene Dietrich and the great Emil Jannings. THE BLUE ANGEL is an exquisite parable of one man's fall from respectability, and the film that catapulted Marlene Dietrich to...

The Blue Angel (Deluxe Blu-ray)

Deutschland 83

Deutschland 83

Director: Samira Radsi, Edward Berger
Year: 2015

Emmy Award Winner - Best International Drama: Deutschland 83 is a groundbreaking new series from the producers of the international Emmy award-winning Generation War. It's 1983. The Cold War is hot. Russian SS20 Missiles in East Germany are already...

Deutschland 83

The Double Headed Eagle

The Double Headed Eagle

Director: Lutz Becker
Year: 1973

A fascinating experiment in documentary filmmaking, THE DOUBLE HEADED EAGLE charts the stealthy rise of the Nazi party in the wake of World War I.

The Double Headed Eagle

Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (Restored Authorized Edition)

Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (Restored Authorized Edition)

Director: Fritz Lang
Year: 1922

A truly legendary silent film, Fritz Lang's "Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler" had a major impact on the development of the crime thriller. This authorized edition is also the longest available version.

Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (Restored Authorized Edition)

Falling

Falling

Director: Barbara Albert
Year: 2006

A Film by Barbara Albert - Five independent women are reunited for the funeral of a beloved teacher. From the director of FREE RADICALS!

Falling

Faust (F.W. Murnau, Restored Deluxe Edition)

Faust (F.W. Murnau, Restored Deluxe Edition)

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1926

Newly restored. Inspired by the German legend and by Goethe's classic tale, Murnau's Faust tells the story of an alchemist (played by Gosta Ekman) who, struggling with his faith amidst a devastating plague, is offered the power to cure and the gift...

Faust (F.W. Murnau, Restored Deluxe Edition)

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...

Faust (single DVD boxset version)

The Finances of the Grand Duke (Restored Authorized Edition)

The Finances of the Grand Duke (Restored Authorized Edition)

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1924

In Murnau's playful espionage thriller reminiscent of Ernst Lubitsch (who had recently left Germany for Hollywood), Harry Liedtke stars as a benevolent dictator who must preserve the tiny nation of Abacco by fending off creditors, wooing a wealthy...

The Finances of the Grand Duke (Restored Authorized Edition)

Free Radicals (Barbara Albert)

Free Radicals (Barbara Albert)

Director: Barbara Albert
Year: 2003

A group of friends in a suburban Austrian town reexamine their lives after the unexpected death of a young woman who appeared to be leading a charmed life.

Free Radicals (Barbara Albert)

From Caligari to Hitler

From Caligari to Hitler

Year: 2014

A visually rich documentary that analyzes German Weimar cinema and its relation to the Fascist regime that followed.

From Caligari to Hitler

The Hands of Orlac

The Hands of Orlac

Director: Robert Wiene
Year: 1924

HANDS OF ORLAC is a deliciously twisted thriller that blends grand guignol thrills with the visual and performance styles of German Expressionism.

The Hands of Orlac

The Haunted Castle (Restored Authorized Edition)

The Haunted Castle (Restored Authorized Edition)

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1921

Before plumbing the depths of horror and despair with such films as Faust and The Last Laugh, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau tested the waters with this moody drama of a storm-bound manor and the grim mystery that lurks within.

The Haunted Castle (Restored Authorized Edition)

How to Make a Book with Steidl

How to Make a Book with Steidl

Director: Jörg Adolph, Gereon Wetzel
Year: 2010

In HOW TO MAKE A BOOK WITH STEIDL, filmmakers Gereon Wetzel and Joerg Adolph observe the work of internationally acclaimed German publisher Gerhard Steidl, one of the few remaining publishers in today's increasingly digital world to maintain an...

How to Make a Book with Steidl

Luther

Luther

Director: Guy Green
Year: 1974

John Osborne's play is a fascinating and powerful psychological study of the Augustinian monk Martin Luther, examining his central role in the birth of Protestantism and revolt against the Roman Catholic Church.

Luther

Marlene

Marlene

Director: Maximillian Schell
Year: 1984

An Oscar nominee for Best Documentary and winner of the 1986 New York Film Critic's Circle non-fiction film prize, Marlene is a "portrait of a remarkably strong-willed woman, stage-managing her career right up to the bitter end" (New York Times) tha...

Marlene

The Complete Metropolis

The Complete Metropolis

Director: Fritz Lang
Year: 1927

The Complete Metropolis, the most comprehensive restoration of Fritz Lang's classic with an additional 25 minutes of lost footage and the original Gottfried Huppertz score.

The Complete Metropolis

More Than Honey

More Than Honey

Director: Markus Imhoof
Year: 2013

Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof (The Boat is Full) tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates this global phenomenon, from California...

More Than Honey

Nosferatu

Nosferatu

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1922

This new presentation of Murnau's classic is mastered from original German material recently made available to Kino and is the most complete version available. An expressionist retelling of Bram Stoker's Dracula so faithful to the original tale of...

Nosferatu

Nosferatu: Ultimate Edition (single DVD boxset version)

Nosferatu: Ultimate Edition (single DVD boxset version)

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1922

F.W. Murnau's NOSFERATU is triumphantly reborn in this breathtaking new restoration by the F.W. Murnau Foundation.

Nosferatu: Ultimate Edition (single DVD boxset version)

Psychopathia Sexualis (R-Rated)

Psychopathia Sexualis (R-Rated)

Director: Bret Wood
Year: 2006

Psychopathia Sexualis is a dreamlike depiction of turn-of-the-century sexual deviance, from the pages of Richard von Krafft-Ebing's notorious medical text. Director Approved R-Rated Version.

Psychopathia Sexualis (R-Rated)

Psychopathia Sexualis (Unrated Director's Cut)

Psychopathia Sexualis (Unrated Director's Cut)

Director: Bret Wood
Year: 2006

A dreamlike depiction of turn-of-the-century sexual deviance, from the pages of Richard von Krafft-Ebing's notorious medical text.

Psychopathia Sexualis (Unrated Director's Cut)

S.O.S. Iceberg

S.O.S. Iceberg

Director: Tay Garnett, Arnold Fanck
Year: 1933

In a departure from the trademark Alpine settings of Arnold Fanck's Bergfilme ("Mountain Films"), S.O.S. Iceberg takes place off the coast of Greenland, where an explorer, Karl Lorenz (Gustav Diessl), is stranded on a steadily-eroding iceberg. This...

S.O.S. Iceberg

Sex in Chains

Sex in Chains

Director: William Dieterle
Year: 1928

Brimming with visual invention and breathless erotic angst, Sex in Chains uniquely combines gorgeous cinematic craftsmanship with bold subject matter.

Sex in Chains

Spies (Restored Authorized Edition)

Spies (Restored Authorized Edition)

Director: Fritz Lang
Year: 1928

Previously seen in the U.S. in a severely truncated form, Fritz Lang's elaborate superspy thriller is at last restored to its proper length. This newly restored edition of Spies is composed of the best surviving 35mm film elements, assembled from...

Spies (Restored Authorized Edition)

Theater of War

Theater of War

Director: John W. Walter
Year: 2008

Filmmaker John Walter artfully captures Meryl Streep groping for - and then seizing the character in her unforgettable portrayal of Mother Courage in Tony Kushner's adaptation of the Bertolt Brecht masterpiece Mother Courage and Her Children.

Theater of War

Who Shall Live And Who Shall Die?

Who Shall Live And Who Shall Die?

Director: Laurence Jarvik
Year: 1981

Laurence Jarvik's controversial documentary exposing America's calculated indifference to the plight of the European Jews during the Holocaust.

Who Shall Live And Who Shall Die?

The Wildcat

The Wildcat

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Year: 1921

A charismatic lieutenant newly assigned to a remote fort is captured by a group of mountain bandits, thus setting in motion a madcap farce that is Lubitsch at his most unrestrained. A wonderfully anarchic and playfully subversive satire of military...

The Wildcat

The Wonderful, Horrible Life Of Leni Riefenstahl

The Wonderful, Horrible Life Of Leni Riefenstahl

Director: Ray Müller
Year: 1993

A spellbinding account of the career of the most renowned woman director, best known as Hitler's moviemaker. Studded with fascinating clips from her work: Triumph of the Will, Olympia, The Blue Light, Tiefland and more.

The Wonderful, Horrible Life Of Leni Riefenstahl

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