Die Nibelungen (1924)
Fritz Lang's epic telling of the famed Nordic fantasy, which also inspired Wagner's "Ring Cycle," begins with "Siegfried," about the fearless dragonslayer's trek to Worms to find the beautiful Kriemhild. Following Siegfried's death, Kriemhild tries to encourage her new husband, the king of the Huns, to avenge his murder in "Kriemhild's Revenge." Stars Paul Richter, Margarete Schon, Theodor Loos, Gertrud Arnold, Rudolf Klein-Rogge. 4 3/4 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; documentary "The Legacy of Die Nibelungen." Silent with music score.