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The Blue Angel (Special 2 Disc Set) [DVD]

The Blue Angel (Special 2 Disc Set) [DVD]

The crowning achievement of Weimar cinema, The Blue Angel is an exquisite parable of one man’s fall from respectability. Emil Jannings, German expressionist actor, stars as Professor Rath, the sexually-repressed instructor of a boys' prep school. After learning of the pupils' infatuation with French postcards depicting a local nightclub songstress, he decides to personally investigate the source of such indecency. But as soon as he enters the shadowy Blue Angel nightclub and steals one glimpse of the smoldering Lola-Lola (Marlene Dietrich), commanding the stage in a top hat, stockings and bare thighs, Rath's self-righteous piety is crushed. He finds himself fatefully seduced by the throaty voice of the vulgar siren, singing, "Falling in Love Again." Consumed by desire and tormented by his rigid propriety, Professor Rath allows himself to be dragged down a path of personal degradation. Lola's unrestrained sexuality was a revelation to turn-of-the-decade moviegoers, thrusting Dietrich to the forefront of the sultry international leading ladies such as Greta Garbo, who were challenging the limits of screen sexuality.

This Special 2 Disc Set Includes:

Both English and German versions of the film
Audio Commentary (German Version only)
Marlene Dietrich's "Blue Angel" Screen Test
Dietrich Interview Footage
Original Trailer
Dietrich Concert Footage
Photo Gallery
Filmmaker/Cast Bios
Production History

Directed by Josef von Strernberg
Germany 1930
106 Mins (German Version with English Subtitles)
94 Mins (English Version)
Black and White
Kino Video

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