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Gold DVD

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    Industrial Sabotage in a high-budget, high-tech Nazi Science-Fiction Blockbuster! The only German science-fiction film that gives Fritz Lang s Metropolis (1927) a run for its money is Karl Hartl s Gold, made at the beginning of the National Socialist era in 1934. It stars Hans Albers, already one of…
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Industrial Sabotage in a high-budget, high-tech Nazi Science-Fiction Blockbuster!

The only German science-fiction film that gives Fritz Lang s Metropolis (1927) a run for its money is Karl Hartl s Gold, made at the beginning of the National Socialist era in 1934. It stars Hans Albers, already one of Germany s most popular box-office attractions, as an atomic research scientist who attempts to turn lead into gold through atomic fragmentation, and Brigitte Helm, one of cinema s most enduring icons Maria the robot in Metropolis. The spectacular laboratory sequences are directly out of James Whale (Frankenstein), and the climactic flood that destroys the lab which cinematographer G√ľnther Rittau renders in a magnificent rapid-montage sequence provides enough industrial mayhem to make the cataclysm reminiscent of the destructive finale of Fritz Lang s Metropolis, to which it bears a striking visual resemblance. Gold was Ufa s 1934 super-production; the picture was said to have taken fifteen months to shoot. Hans Albers took the studio to court, demanding almost twice his agreed-upon salary; he did not win his case. Gold was a predictable, internationally successful, box-office hit upon its release on 29 March 1934. Germany, 1934, B&W, 103 mins. Directed by Karl Hartl. Starring Hans Albers, Brigitte Helm, Michael Bohnen, Lien Deyers. German dialogue, optional English subtitles.

Special Features:
– Historical Background Slideshow: Spectacular Science Fiction in Carl Hartl s Gold
– Original Promotional Material Illustrierter Film-Kurier Slide show with English Translation
– Optional English Subtitles