Edition Filmmuseum 77: Die Verrufenen / Der funfte Stand / Slums of Berlin (1925), Die Unehelichen / Children of No Importance (1926) 2 x DVD9
Since 2005, Edition Filmmuseum has been picking up on smaller, lesser known vintage films that might perhaps get passed on by Criterion for their Eclipse series. Their library contains not only silents, documentaries and short film collections, but sets devoted to contemporary filmmakers as well. Like Criterion, their offerings are as nicely presented as possible with clean prints, good scores, multiple subtitle options and booklets containing informative essays on each film.

For Edition Filmmuseum's 77th release, they turn their attention towards the German director Gerhard Lamprecht (1897-1974) with a two-disc set that spotlights a pair of trenchant silent-era message dramas which he also co-scripted.

In Die Verrufenen (1925) the engineer Robert Kramer, released from prison, cannot find his way back to civilian life. He wants to end his life, but is held back by the streetwalker Emma.

In Die Unehelichen (1926) three working-class children suffer under their violent foster parents, till a dramatic incident changes their lives.

Director: Gerhard Lamprecht
Country: Germany

2 x DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:53:00 + 01:35:45 | 5.24 Gb + 4.56 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch intertitles
Subtitles: English, Francais
Genre: Drama, Silent

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