The Last Laugh

DVD Rating: ***

Reviewed by: Keith Dudhnath

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The Last Laugh

The restored and remastered print is of as high a quality as one could expect from an 80-year-old film. Naturally, the source material is grainy, but it's never unclear. Giuseppe Becce's score is crisp, whether listened to in surround sound, or stereo.

The Making Of documentary is one of the best I've ever seen. Its 40 minutes cultivate a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for, the film. For those familiar and unfamiliar with silent films of the Twenties, there is much to learn from and be interested in.

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It should be noted that this is the German version, the definitive version, of Der Letzte Mann. The American and international versions, as explained in the documentary, tend to consist of inferior, or slower takes.

A wonderfully apt DVD release.

Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2004
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A hotel doorman suffers the ignominy of being demoted to lavatory attendant.
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Product Code: EKA40073

Region: 2

Ratio: 1.33:1

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0

Extras: Facts and dates; Biographies; Making Of documentary.

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