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The Tin Drum

Spine #234



Release:
Jan 15, 2013
$29.95

Number of Discs: 2

Specs
  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • German Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles

The Tin Drum

Other Versions:

2004 Edition

Blu-ray


Directed By: Volker Schlöndorff
Starring: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Katharina Thalbach
Licensor: Argos Films

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Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday. While the chaotic world around him careers toward the madness and folly of World War II, Oskar pounds incessantly on his beloved tin drum and perfects his uncannily piercing shrieks. The Tin Drum, which earned the Palme d'Or at Cannes and the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, is a visionary adaptation from Volker Schlöndorff of Nobel laureate Günter Grass's acclaimed novel, characterized by surreal imagery, arresting eroticism, and clear-eyed satire.

Supplements
  • Restored Director's Cut
  • New interview with Schlöndorff about the making of The Tin Drum and the creation of the 2010 restored, complete version
  • New interview with film scholar Timothy Corrigan
  • German audio recording from 1987 of author Günter Grass reading an excerpt from his novel The Tin Drum with musical accompaniment, illustrated with the corresponding scene from the film
  • Television interview excerpts featuring Schlöndorff, Grass, actors David Bennent and Mario Adorf, and cowriter Jean-Claude Carrière reflecting on their experiences making the film
  • Trailer

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