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The Tin Drum (1979)

Saturday 19th November 2011

Adapted from one of the major works of postwar German literature, few films have such a powerhouse artistic pedigree. Winner of the Cannes Palme d'Or and the Best Foreign Film Oscar, The Tin Drum is released on dual format DVD and Blu-Ray from Arrow Academy on 9th Janurary 2012.
Tina Engel, Daniel Olbrychski, Katharina Thalbach, David Bennent, Angela Winkler, Mario Adorf
Volker Schlöndorff
Anatole Dauman, Franz Seitz, Hans Prescher, Eberhard Junkersdorf
Arrow Academy
2 hours 22 minutes
09/01/2012
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Adapted from one of the major works of postwar German literature (whose author later won the Nobel Prize), few films have such a powerhouse artistic pedigree. Winner of the Cannes Palme d'Or and the Best Foreign Film Oscar, The Tin Drum is released on dual format DVD and Blu-Ray from Arrow Academy on 9th Janurary 2012.

When Oskar Matzerath (the extraordinary David Bennent, just twelve at the time) receives a tin drum for his third birthday, he vows to stop growing there and then - and woe betide anyone who tries to take his beloved drum away from him, as he has a banshee shriek that can shatter glass. As a result, he retains a permanent child's-eye perspective on the rise of Nazism as experienced through petit-bourgeois life in his native Danzig, the 'free city' claimed by both Germany and Poland whose invasion in 1939 helped kick-start World War II. With the help of Luis Buñuel's favourite screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, director Volker Schlöndorff turns Günter Grass's magical-realist masterpiece into a carnivalesque frenzy of bizarre, grotesque yet unnervingly compelling images as Oskar turns his increasingly jaded eye and caustic tongue on the insane follies of the adult world that he refuses to join.

Starring David Bennent, Mario Adorf and Angela Winkler, Arrow Academy presents Volker Schlöndorff's masterpiece in its original theatrical version and the Director's Cut, seen for the first time in the UK after its Cannes Film Festival premiere.

  • High Definition and Standard Definition presentation of the original theatrical version [1080p]
  • High Definition presentation of the Director's Cut [Blu-ray only 1080p]
  • New restoration of both the theatrical version and the brand new Director's Cut approved by director Volker Schlöndorff
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Audio commentary with director/co-screenwriter Volker Schlöndorff
  • Interview with Volker Schlöndorff on the new cut of The Tin Drum (2011) [Blu-ray only]
  • Making The Tin Drum, Volker Schlöndorff remembers making the film and his collaborators (2001) [DVD only]
  • Original Trailer [DVD only]
  • Comprehensive booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by George Lellis and Hans-Bernhard Moeller, authors of Volker Schlondorff's Cinema: Adaptation, Politics and the Movie-appropriate, as well as extracts from Volker Schlöndorff's diary, writing by Jean Claude Carrière and Günter Grass, illustrated with archival stills
  • Artwork presentation packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork and three original posters

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

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