Eureka Video have The Last Laugh in February
have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Last Laugh for 16th February 2004 with a retail price of £22.95. The 80th Anniversary Edition of one of the finest triumphs of silent cinema from director F.W. Murnau (Sunrise) is a work of art that changed the face of motion picture making forever. This DVD release is fully restored and digitally remastered in line with the company's stringent standards.
- Academy format 1.33:1 Full Frame
- Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
- English, French and Spanish subtitles
- Making of Documentary
- Facts & Dates
From the PR:
Murnau collaborated with Carl Mayer (The Cabinet of Dr Caligari), Karl Freund (Metropolis, The Mummy) and Emil Jannings (Faust, The Blue Angel) to produce a perfect example of pure cinema in that it tells its story complete in visual terms. Not a single title is used to relate the tale of humiliation, rejection and ultimate triumph of an elderly hotel doorman (Emil Jannings) whose world crumbles when he is demoted to lavatory attendant, but who gets the last laugh when he inherits the fortune of a wealthy American who left his bundle to the last man who saw him alive.
With dazzlingly fluid cinematography of Karl Freund, the virtuoso performance of Emil Jannings, and the innovative, Expressionist direction of F.W.Murnau, The Last Laught is a relentless exploration of the psychological disintegration of this "last of men".