Updated: Apr 30
Eureka Entertainment have announced that they will be releasing The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (Die 1000 Augun des Dr. Mabuse), the final installment in Fritz Lang’s Dr. Mabuse trilogy, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK and as a part of The Masters of Cinema Series this May.
The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse finds that diabolical Weimar name resurfacing in the Cold War era, linked to a new methodology of murder and mayhem. Seances, assassinations, and Nazi-engineered surveillance tech—all abound in Lang’s paranoid, and ultimate, filmic labyrinth.
Special Features Include:
LIMITED EDITION O-CARD SLIPCASE [First Run of 2000 Units]
1080p presentation on Blu-ray
Original German soundtrack
Optional English audio track, approved by Fritz Lang
Optional English subtitles
Feature-length audio commentary by film-scholar and Lang expert David Kalat
2002 interview with Wolfgang Preiss
Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned and original poster artwork
A collector’s booklet featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp; vintage reprints of writing by Lang; an essay by David Cairns; notes by Lotte Eisner on Lang’s final, unrealised projects
"After enjoying fantastic success with Fritz Lang’s two-part 'Indian Epic' in 1959, German producer Artur Brauner signed the great director to direct one more film. The result would be the picture that, in closing the saga he began nearly forty years earlier, brought Lang’s career full-circle, and would come to represent his final celluloid testament—by extension: his final film masterpiece.
One of the great and cherished 'last films' in the history of cinema, The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse provides a stylistic glimpse into the 1960s works on such subjects as sex-crime, youth-culture, and LSD that Lang would unfortunately never come to realise. Nonetheless, Lang’s final film remains an explosive, and definitive, closing statement."
Eureka Entertainment releases The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse on Blu-ray on May 11th, 2020. Head on over to their site to pre-order.