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Asphalt (Masters of Cinema Series) in April

Eureka Video have announced the UK DVD release of Joe May's Asphalt as part of their Masters of Cinema range for 18th April 2005 priced at £19.99. One of the last great German Expressionist films of the silent era, Joe May's Asphalt is a love story set in the traffic-strewn Berlin of the late 1920s. Starring the delectable Betty Amann in her most famous leading role, Asphalt is a luxuriously produced Ufa classic where tragic liaisons and fatal encounters are shaped alongside the constant roar of traffic.

Born Julius Otto Mandl in Vienna, 1880, Joe May is best remembered today for his two-part Das Indische Grabmal [The Indian Tomb], co-scripted by the young Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou. He moved to London in 1933, then Hollywood, and was widely regarded as having discovered Lang, von Harbou and E. A. Dupont. May was one of the most productive cineastes of the silent screen and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present his masterpiece Asphalt for the first time on DVD anywhere in the world.

Features include:

  • New restored transfer
  • Original German intertitles with optional English subtitles
  • Sumptuous new orchestral score by Karl-Ernst Sasse
  • New English subtitle translation
  • 16-page booklet with a new essay by film historian R. Dixon Smith

Last updated: 19/04/2018 11:03:19

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