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:: Spotlight :: Movie Trailer - The Blue Angel DVD

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

The Blue Angel DVD is out soon on Madman Films.

Marlene Dietrich stars as showgirl Lola Lola, the main attraction at The Blue Angel. When the somewhat dour Professor Emmanuel Rath (silent film leading man Emil Jannings) discovers his pupils mooning over some saucy postcards of the cabaret star, he is enraged by their depravity. Visiting the speakeasy to denounce its louche activities, Professor Rath too is seduced by Lola's charms, and in turn compromises his own standing.

One of the first films of the sound era, Joseph von Sternberg's interpretation of Heinrich Mann's tale of one man's demise one of the most iconic films in the history of cinema. Filmed simultaneously in German and English, Directors Suite presents both the German version and the 15-minute shorter English version, both painstakingly restored by Germany's Wilhem-Friedrich-Murnau-Stiftung.

DVD Special Features

Original German language version
Original English language version
Audio commentary by Dr Adrian Martin, Senior Research Fellow, Film & Television Studies, Monash University
Hollywood Remembers: Marlene Dietrich A profile
2 Original German Trailers
Screen Test with Marlene Dietrich
Restoration Scene Comparison
Interview with Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich Performances

The two-disc DVD is available from August 15, 2007.

Coutesy of Madman, you may view the trailer here

For more information, visit

www.madman.com.au