The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse 1960
Fritz Lang's final feature brings his career full circle to the core thriller concepts he pioneered back in 1922: superstitious human nature and sinister technological advances combine to make the 20th century an Age of Terror. Lang reboots his highly cinematic Weimar-era narrative tricks for a film that heralds the beginning of a brave new world where total surveillance and mind control are at the service of paranoid conspiracies.

Police inspector Kras receives a phone call from the psychic Peter Cornelius who predicts the murder of journalist Peter Barter at the traffic lights moments before it happens. In investigating the murder, Kras discovers there have been an alarming number of suspicious deaths of high-profile people where the common factor is that all have stayed at the Luxor Hotel. Kras finds links to the late criminal mastermind Dr Mabuse and comes to believe that Mabuse is still alive...

Director: Fritz Lang
Cast: Dawn Addams, Peter van Eyck, Gert Frobe, Wolfgang Preiss
Country: West Germany, France, Italy
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:43:37 | 36.4 Gb + 3% rec
Language: German, English
Subtitles: English


Commentary - critic David Kalat deconstructs the film and discusses the reasoning behind Fritz Lang's decision to reembrace the famous Dr. Mabuse nearly thirty years after The Testament of Dr. Mabuse. The commentary was recorded for Eureka Entertainment in 2009.

Alternate Ending - an alternate ending that was used in a French cut of the film. (2 min).

Interview with Wolfgang Preiss - in this vintage video interview, actor Wolfgang Preiss discusses his involvement with The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse, his interactions with Fritz Lang during the production of the film, the reception and lasting appeal of the film, some of the 'sequels' that it inspired, etc. The interview was conducted in 2002. In German, with English subtitles. (16 min).