Berlin Alexanderplatz

Berlin Alexanderplatz

DVD Rating: ****

Reviewed by: Keith Hennessey Brown

Read Keith Hennessey Brown's film review of Berlin Alexanderplatz

Second Sight’s six-disc box set presents Berlin Alexanderplatz in a newly restored version, overseen by the series’ original editors. While not quite reference quality owing to the age and condition of the materials they were working with, there seems little doubt that this colour corrected edition is about as good and faithful to the original vision as we are ever likely to get, as demonstrated by the before and after comparisons included amongst the impressive extras package on the sixth disc of the set.

Pride of place here however goes to the making of and retrospective documentaries on the series, together painting a fascinating picture of a genius at the height of his powers, the making of a masterpiece and its enduring legacy.

Copy picture Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2007
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The life of a ex-con trying to go straight in 1920s Berlin is released on DVD after a massive restoration project by the original editor.
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Product Code: 2NDVD3126

Region: 2

Ratio: 4:3

Sound: Dolby Digital

Extras: Making Of, A Mega-Movie And Its’ Story, The Restoration – before and after, Stills And Production Photo Gallery, The Original Recaps, Berlinale 2007 Trailer

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