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Fritz Lang’s Indian Epic

4

locations look magnificent in these fully restored prints

IN 1957, his hollywood career winding down, Fritz Lang had an unexpected offer:

Would he return to Germany and remake the two-part India-set melodrama, Der Tiger Von Eschnapur (The Tiger Of Eschnapur)

and Das Indische Grabmal (The Indian Tomb),that he had scripted and intended to direct in 1920, before it was grabbed by his producer, Joe May? Like a shot.

The result’s hardly top-drawer Lang but in these fully restored prints the lush Indian locations look magnificent, and Eureka’s two-disc set is crammed with exemplary extras.

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