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ARTIST
TITLE
Die Letzte Rache (The Last Revenge)
FORMAT
DVD

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CATALOG #
MPE 023DVD MPE 023DVD
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RELEASE DATE
8/22/2006

Die Letzte Rache narrates the eventful tale of Worldly-Wise, an adventurer who enters the service of an aging ruler in order to seek for him a successor. Unable to find a worthy heir, Worldly-Wise succumbs to the temptation to seize power himself. The ruler, however, thwarts his plan and uses Worldy-Wise, by means of a scientific experiment, to attain immortality. Worldly-Wise wreaks vengeance by laying the ruler's kingdom to waste -- thereby preparing the ground for unforeseen intrigue: the ruler's son and daughter, united in incestuous love, take revenge for the inheritance denied them by subjecting their now immortal father to eternal pain and suffering. First broadcast in 1982 on West Germany's second TV channel (ZDF), Die Letzte Rache rapidly achieved cult status amongst film connoisseurs throughout Europe, Japan and the USA. Even in the more than twenty years following its first showing, this film has continued to attract audiences, with repeated performances in art-house cinemas. Its exceptional blend of expressionist character drama, comic strip, film noir and pop musical ensures that Rainer Kirberg's début film remains to this day a stylistically unparalleled work in the annals of German cinematography. The original film material having undergone elaborate audio and video remastering, Die Letzte Rache in this DVD edition appears in a new director's cut with additional film music by Der Plan, a German avant-garde group that was renowned in its day. Format: DVD 10; Language: German; Subtitle: German/English; Format: PAL/NTSC (double sided for worldwide play), 4:3, B/W; Region: 0; Time: ca 90 min.