Eureka announce The Testament of Dr Mabuse for March
Eureka Video have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Fritz Lang's The Testament of Dr Mabuse for 22nd March 2004 with a retail price of £22.99. In 1922 Fritz Lang made the two-part film, Dr Mabuse, der Spieler (Dr Mabuse, the Gambler), one of the most sensational crime thrillers ever filmed. He resuscitated his evil genius ten years later for the talkie sequel, Das Testament des Dr Mabuse (The Testament of Dr Mabuse). The original film had ended with Mabuse's madness, capture and incarceration. This is precisely where the sequel picks up the story. Mabuse has been locked away in an asylum for ten years, but his crime organisation is still perpetrating an insane orgy of wanton destruction - threats, shoot-outs, thefts, explosions, bombings, burnings and floodings.
Rudolf Klein-Rogge reprises his role as Dr Mabuse. Otto Wernicke is back as Inspector Lohmann, who tracked down Peter Lorre's child Dr Baum and Gustav Diessl plays Kent. Fritz Arno Wagner, whose wonderfully fluid cinematography was featured in M, is behind the camera.
Banned by the Nazis, The Testament of Dr Mabuse is one of Friz Lang's most inventive crime thrillers and one of cinema's most accomplished early talkies, and Eureka Video's Ultimate Edition is fully restored and digitally remastered in line with the company's stringent standards.
Bonus features on the DVD include a documentary by R Dixon Smith and a Photo Gallery.
Below we have a look at the cover artwork while you can find a selection of menu screens from this release here.