Edition Filmmuseum 90: Helena. Der Untergang Trojas / Helen of Troy (1924) 2 x DVD9
"Helen of Troy" is a free adaptation of Homer's work "The Iliad". The film was released in two separate parts: The Rape of Helen and The Fall of Troy. It was kept practically in oblivion until an almost complete copy was found in Lausanne, Switzerland. This copy was completed with several materials available from other forgotten copies in the archives of Rome, Madrid and Moscow.

The 2-disc DVD presents for the first time an unjustly forgotten classic epic of the German silent cinema in a newly reconstructed and meticulously restored version. This provided a unique opportunity for the world of silent movie fans to appreciate this German super production after it suffered through 80 years of neglect.

2 x DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:39:19 + 01:58:19 | 6.61 Gb + 7.22 Gb
Language: Deutsch intertitles
Subtitles: English, Francais
Genre: Drama, Silent

Director: Manfred Noa
Cast: Edy Darclea, Vladimir Gajdarov, Albert Steinruck
Country: Germany

-- Score by Joachim Barenz and Christian Roderburg
-- Alternative scenes and rushes 1924, 35'
-- Foreign version intertitles 1924, 15'
-- Scene-by-scene comparisons 1924, 45'

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