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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D03143
While the political content of live-action films from East Germany were kept mainly free of social and political satire, animated films managed to take considerably more pointed satirical jabs. This collection of 16 animated shorts from the DEFA Studios includes such memorable fare as "Drum Beat" (1974), "Star and Flower" (1978), "Seven ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Fritz Lang |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D12680
Harrowing images, shadows and symbolism permeate Fritz Lang's first sound film, an internationally heralded German cinematic classic. Peter Lorre is unforgettably chilling as a psychotic child killer stalking the streets of Berlin, while being hunted himself by the police and a criminal underworld intent on taking the heat off themselves. ... more
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SKU: D56771
Delightful costume comedy about the mishaps of a saleswoman seeking both financial and romantic gain at the 1815 Congress of Vienna. A long-buried classic with Lilian Harvey and Conrad Veidt. WARNING: Print quality varies, but this is the finest extant. 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: German; Subtitles: English. In German with English ... more
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SKU: D72878
Harrowing images, shadows and symbolism permeate Fritz Lang's first sound film, an internationally heralded classic of German cinema. Peter Lorre is unforgettably chilling as a psychotic child killer stalking the streets of Berlin, while being hunted himself by the police and a criminal underworld intent on taking the heat off themselves. ... more
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SKU: D40651
Conrad Wiene (brother of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" director Robert Wiene) helmed this incredibly rare historical drama concerning the arranged marriage of a cavalier to a young woman recently returned from convent life. When the prince's intended learns he has already given his heart to an actress, she obtains guidance on the proper ... more
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Mazurka(1935)
Category:Foreign |Director:Robby D. |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D42020
Pola Negri captivates in this elegant German outing, based on a true story, that mixes comedy, drama, and suspense to tell the tale of a female music student (Ingeborg Theek) who becomes infatuated with a famous piano player (Albrecht Schoenhals). After the musician is subsequently murdered by a singer (Negri) also enamored with him, ... more
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SKU: D13354
After taking over the operation of a village ferry line run by her late father, a young woman risks her own life to make certain a wounded man makes it across the river and escapes his pursuer...Death. Sybille Schmitz, Aribert Mog, and Peter Voss star in this haunting allegorical tale from director/co-writer Frank Wisbar (who remade ... more
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SKU: D00085
The game is afoot when two unemployed sleuths dress themselves up as Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective and Dr. Watson in order to gain some publicity. When the pair stumbles upon an actual mystery to solve, can they muster the smarts and courage to make finding a collection of stolen, priceless stamps seem elementary? Comic German ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Douglas Sirk |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D65203
Douglas Sirk (billed under his real name of "Detlef Sierck") directed this romantic drama starring Zarah Leander as a Swedish woman who travels to Puerto Rico and falls in love with aristocrat cad Ferdinand Marian. They marry, but Marian ignores her after she gives birth to a son. Ten years later, Leander's ex-boyfriend, Swedish doctor ... more
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SKU: D82447
He may be billed under his real name of Detlef Sierck, but film buffs will recognize this German melodrama as an early work by Douglas Sirk, who skillfully helms a story of a 19th-century London cabaret singer (Zarah Leander) deported to prison in Australia. Her crime? Taking the blame when her lover bounces checks. With Willy Birgel, ... more
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Titanic(1943)
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SKU: D72028
In a bizarre blending of art and politics, the 1912 Titanic disaster was turned by German filmmakers--working under the watchful eye of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels--into a drama filled with attacks on British society, some fictitious German crew members, and an anti-capitalism theme. Footage of the liner's sinking was later ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Josef von Baky |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D72029
Made under the auspices of Joseph Goebbels to mark the 25th anniversary of Germany's UFA studio, this lavish, effects-filled fantasy stars Hans Albers as the baron whose notorious tall tales included encounters with Catherine the Great and Casanova, a ride on a cannonball, and a trip into space. With Hermann Speelmans, Brigitte Horney. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Wolfgang Staudte |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D34822
One of the first films produced in Germany dealing with Nazi atrocities, this powerful drama details the efforts of an alcoholic physician and former concentration camp worker who is persuaded by his girlfriend to blow the whistle on a Nazi official involved with mass executions in the camps. Ernst Borchert, Hildegard Knef and Arno ... more
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SKU: D84652
Four-disc set includes "Rotation," "Council of the Gods," "The Axe of Wandsbek," and "The Adventures of Werner Holt." NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D07041
Four-disc set includes "The Murderers Are Among Us," "The Gleiwitz Case," "Naked Among Wolves," and "I Was Nineteen." NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.
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Rotation(1949)
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SKU: D92600
As the Third Reich seizes power in Germany, a humble mechanic (Paul Esser) sees his chance to join the Nazi party as an opportunity to improve his financial situation, until some of his Jewish friends fall victim to the new regime. Deciding instead to side with the resistance by printing pamphlets, he is betrayed by his son, a member ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Wolfgang Staudte |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D23329
This popular Wilhelm Hauff tale details the adventures of Little Mook, a young Arabian boy seeking happiness after he is banished from his village following his father's death. He comes across a magic pair of racing slippers and a wand that lead him to great treasures, but problems arise and Mook must learn the difference between wealth ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Siegfried Hartmann |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D23330
As a reward for his benevolence, shoemaker Claus is furnished with his very own live goose made of pure gold. The animal's unusual qualities land Claus in an odd predicament in this Brothers Grimm story. 64 min. Standard; Soundtracks: German Dolby Digital mono, English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital ... more
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SKU: D23327
This classic Brothers Grimm tale follows the unlucky Jacob, who must somehow find a way to snag the three golden hairs of the Devil in order to appease the king, thus sparing his life and allowing Jacob to wed the lovely princess. 89 min. Standard; Soundtracks: German Dolby Digital mono, English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital ... more
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SKU: D92601
Believing himself to be politically neutral, a chemist working for a large corporation remains silent while his company's resources are utilized by the Third Reich to produce the gas used to exterminate millions of innocents in the concentration camps. Based on Nuremberg trial testimony, this powerful drama from Germany stars Paul Bildt, ... more
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SKU: D01629
Itching to dispatch some political prisoners, the Nazis recruit town butcher Albert Teetjen (Erwin Geschonneck) to act as a hangman. Suffering troubling financial difficulties, Teetjen agrees to take on the morbid job...but, has escaping bankruptcy cost him his soul? Stunning, once-banned German drama co-stars Kathe Braun, Gefion Helmke. ... more
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SKU: D40642
Taking aim at authoritarian rule in Germany, this biting satire adapted from Heinrich Mann's book follows the story of Diedrich (Werner Peters), who develops the aptitude to rise from oppression to power. Ultimately, he reaches his apex of influence as "the Kaiser's lackey"...but, is the prize worth the price? Paul Esser, Renate Fischer ... more
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SKU: D03306
When an insecure orchestra conductor insists his wife attend an important concert, her arrival has unintended consequences. The first surprise to greet the maestro is that his close friend has been hired as the solo violinist. The second shock comes when his friend declares he has fallen in love at first sight with a beautiful woman--and ... more
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SKU: D64044
Allegedly based on a true story, this powerful German war drama stars Curt Jurgens as a Luftwaffe general whose devotion to duty and his country blinds him to the horrific policies of Hitler's Third Reich. With Karl John, Marianne Koch. 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: German; Subtitles: English. In German with English subtitles.
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D00086
A gifted stage performer who made his living as a clown gives up his act after the accidental death of his young son, who was also his onstage partner. However, the dispirited man soon finds the desire to start clowning around again, when his landlady's foster child finds one of his old costumes in the attic and asks about its history. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D05315
Fascinating study of the musical genius' poverty-stricken later years, featuring Oskar Werner in a tour de force title performance. The film focuses on Mozart's extramarital involvement with a beautiful singer, political controversies caused by his librettist, and his magnificent music. With Johanna Matz, Erich Kunz. 87 min. Standard; ... more
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SKU: D03307
The 19th-century British stage farce is charmingly adapted in this German version that finds friends Ralf (Claus Biederstaedt) and Charley (Walter Giller) persuading Ralf's brother Otto (Heinz Ruhmann) to masquerade as Charley's aunt so that there is an appropriate chaperone on hand while they entertain two beautiful young ladies. ... more
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SKU: D03308
When friends Ralf (Alfred Bohm) and Charley (Peter Vogel) have their hearts set on entertaining two lovely young ladies they've just met, they find themselves in a bind when Charley's aunt (who will act as chaperone) fails to show up. The boys' novel solution is to talk Ralf's older brother (Peter Alexander) ... more
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SKU: D10484
Once considered too controversial by East German officials, who banned it from the screen, this gripping drama pits a repressive state against freedom-seeking young people who congregate regularly to listen to rock 'n' roll, dance, and trade Western goods with each other. Their parents--as would be expected all around the world--react ... more
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SKU: D38893
Chilling true-life account dramatizes the desperate search for Bruno Ludke, a German serial killer who was responsible for the grisly murders of over 80 women between 1933 and 1944. Although Ludke was eventually apprehended, Hitler, fearing embarrassment to the Third Reich, ordered all information about the case suppressed ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Robert Siodmak |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D41551
Chilling true-life account dramatizes the desperate search for Bruno Ludke, a German serial killer who was responsible for the grisly murders of over 80 women between 1933 and 1944. Although Ludke was eventually apprehended, Hitler, fearing embarrassment to the Third Reich, ordered all information about the case suppressed ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Frank Wisbar |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D41554
Innovative battle sequences highlight this gripping drama that depicts the horrors of war, as seen through the eyes of four German naval cadets at the start of their careers. Beginning their service on a minesweeper and ultimately ending up on a submarine, the four young friends are thrust into a violent world where they're forced to ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D52058
Exciting aerial footage highlights this German war drama based on the real-life story of WWII Luftwaffe ace Hans-Joachim Marseille, whose unconventional attitude and daring exploits helped him down over 150 enemy planes and earned him the nicknames "the Star of Africa" and "the Eagle of the Desert." Joachim Hansen, Marianne Koch star. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D82359
After a South American dictator leaves on a trip to France, revolution breaks out inside his country. The rebels' plot to assassinate the cruel leader takes a disturbing turn, however, when he alters his travel arrangements and boards a crowded aircraft on his return home. Faced with no easy choice, the revolutionaries contemplate taking ... more
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Stalingrad(1958)
Category:Foreign |Director:Frank Wisbar |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D22403
Winter, 1942; as the battle over the besieged city of Stalingrad rages on, a group of German soldiers must fight against both Russian forces and the bitter Russian weather in a struggle that one officer recognizes will end for most of his men in death. Compelling WWII drama stars Joachim Hansen, Wilhelm Borchert. AKA: "Dogs, Do You ... more
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Stalingrad(1993)
Category:Foreign |Director:Joseph Vilsmaier |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D12380
One of the most realistic depictions of war ever filmed, this stunning epic chronicles the six-month siege of the Russian city by German forces in World War II, a battle in which over 2,000,000 lives were lost. Told from the point of view of a German soldier, this powerful saga offers astonishing battle sequences. Stars Dominique Horwitz, ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D25201
After several young girls are murdered in a small mountain village, a policeman poses as a workman to stay in the home of a widow and her small child in order to catch the killer. As the woman and her young remain oblivious to the fact that they are being used as bait, the lawman frantically attempts to stop the madman from killing ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D63058
Fifties sexploitation dramas weren't the exclusive property of American studios, as this German melodrama of loose women and the men to whom their wicked, wicked ways lead them amply demonstrates. Eva Bartok and Alexander Kerst star in the sordid tale of fallen frauleins. Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English.
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SKU: D74880
A blind German soldier, the sole survivor of a group trapped in an underground bunker at the end of World War II, escapes after six years and becomes a national sensation. But when the assistant to the reporter who broke the story discovers a shocking secret, he is torn between his loyalty to his mentor and the truth. Compelling, noir-flavored ... more
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Labyrinth(1959)
Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D20585
Set inside a Swiss mental asylum, this strange drama relates the story of a famous poet (Nadja Tiller) battling both alcoholism and madness inside the walls of the institution. She makes a connection with Peter van Eyck, who struggles to control his own drinking problems while trying to maintain Tiller's grip on sanity. Italian-German ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D20605
Atomic-age thriller tells the gripping story of a British agent dispatched to steal top secret documents from a German laboratory. The spy gets a leg up on his mission with the assistance of a young woman whose father works for the secret service. Dawn Addams, Joachim Fuchsberger, and Wera Frydtberg star. Soundtrack: English (dubbed). ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Bernhard Wicki |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D31104
Based on a true incident, this powerful anti-war drama from West Germany tells of a group of teenagers in 1945 who are drafted into the remnants of Hitler's army. Called on to defend a bridge leading to their hometown from the approaching American forces, the young men prepare to carry out their duty...even if it costs them their lives. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD-R
SKU: D62190
Adult-minded thriller from Germany in which the murder of a call girl prompts a recap of what made her a prostitute and how her amorous actions may have led to her death. Follow her as she uses her seductive charms to become a kept woman for a wealthy codger, as she begins turning tricks, and for her meeting with a mysterious stranger. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD-R
SKU: D70724
After his release from prison, a man returns home to find his wife dead. While trying to get to the bottom of the murder, he discovers a group of spies who trade info with the Soviets and poses as a traitor to uncover this mysterious espionage underworld and find out how it relates to his wife's murder. Tense West German thriller stars ... more
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SKU: D70725
Thrilling, over-the-top aviation disaster drama from West Germany in which a priest, a minister, a rabbi, an unhappy countess, a fugitive Nazi, and a pregnant mother are among the passengers on a plane being hijacked to Cuba. Linda Christian and Peter van Eyck star in what might have been the inspiration for all those "Airport" films. ... more
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SKU: D82400
To avoid scandal, a rich businessman conspires with his pregnant daughter to conceal the truth about her condition--the result of an affair with a married man--by arranging a phony marriage to an actor who will pretend to be the child's father. The shady masquerade comes with dangerous consequences in this German crime drama. Sabine ... more
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Eolomea(1972)
Category:Foreign |Director:Herrmann Zschoche |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D85324
The East German DEFA Studio strikes again with another science-fiction spectacular, a mind-bending brew with flavors of Kubrick, Tarkovsky, and Jess Franco. "Eolomea" is a single-word message intercepted on Earth from a populated region of outer space. Within days of the mysterious message, cargo ships vanish and a space station goes ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Gerd Oswald |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D93777
Gripping drama of wartime intrigue and psychological suspense stars Curt Jurgens as an Austrian nobleman who is taken into custody by the Nazis. Subjected to interrogation and brainwashing in order to reveal what he knows to his captors, Jurgens' only link to sanity rests in a chess book. With Claire Bloom, Hansjorg Felmy. AKA: "The ... more
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SKU: D62444
Astounding West German-made drama follows young women who are sent to a prison camp and forced to participate in a diabolical Nazi program where they'll be impregnated by German soldiers in order to breed an Aryan "master race," and what happens when one couple falls in love and tries to escape. Maria Perschy, Marisa Mell, Joachim Hansen ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D70357
In this interesting anti-war film, eight German tourists on a road trip throughout Eastern Europe are stranded in a small village after their bus breaks down. After learning that the community's men were killed and women were raped by German soldiers, the travelers are blamed for the crimes of their countrymen and targeted for murder. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Gerhard Klein |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D87410
In order to manufacture support for their invasion of Poland, the Nazi military recruits a team of Polish men from an SS training camp to launch an attack on the town of Gleiwitz, deceiving the German population into supporting their government's hostilities. The gripping true story stars Hannjo Hasse, Herwart Grosse, and Hilmar Thate. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD-R
SKU: D55513
German comedy about a woman who begins gaining weight because of relationship problems with her American fashion photographer boyfriend. The woman seeks help from a female shrink, who tells her that the guy is more trouble than he's worth. Posing as an undersexed mama's boy, the photographer goes to the therapist for advice--and the ... more
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Lulu(1962)
Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D84885
This German update of the Frank Wedekind "Lulu" plays stars Nadja Tiller as the titular seductress, the feisty female who rips apart the hearts of numerous lovers. Lulu scandalizes society not only with sex but with an act of murder, a provocation that eventually leads to her own downfall at the hands of none other than Jack the Ripper. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Joachim Kunert |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D99277
An East German train inspector becomes a witness to an attempted robbery and recognizes the criminal as someone from his past. Refusing to identify the culprit to the authorities, he cannot escape being drawn into the villain's web when his daughter is targeted and buried secrets from the Nazi era threaten to destroy his future. Intense ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D66998
An enigmatic master detective with a hidden identity tries to stop a diabolical plot to control the world in this terrific German-made crime drama. With Karin Dor, Joachim Fuchsberger. 102 min. Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English.
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SKU: D78374
The first German film about life and death at a concentration camp, this powerful drama based on actual events follows a Polish prisoner as he tries to hide a boy from guards by stowing him in his suitcase. As rumors swirl that Allied troops are approaching, he is assisted in keeping the child safe by members of a covert resistance ... more
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SKU: D82357
In this slick German-Spanish thriller, the "black widow" in question is not a femme fatale but a special kind of bullet, found inside the bodies of three murder victims. The London police are baffled but plunge ahead in their investigation, hoping to nab the killer before the nasty calling card claims another innocent life. Karin Dor, ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Frank Beyer |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D87411
A German worker's transport of a load of carbide back to his dilapidated Dresden cigarette factory provides the springboard for this riotous road movie, as Kalle (Erwin Geschonneck) encounters one hilarious obstacle after another. Marita Bohme, Margot Busse also star. 80 min. Soundtrack: German; Subtitles: English; biographies; ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D04287
Controversial at the time of its release, this East German drama dared to question the construction of the Berlin Wall in the midst of an affecting story about a young woman looking back on her past relationship with a prosperous chemist. Their tale takes a melancholy turn as the man leaves for West Berlin just before the massive barricade ... more
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SKU: D01628
Examining the fanaticism of the Nazi war machine, this gripping Russian-made drama follows the story of two young men conscripted into Hitler's army after being removed from school. Only one of the two 17-year-olds remains loyal to the German cause, however--leading him into conflict with his friend, who is awakened to the evils of ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D82358
The criminal master of disguise known as "The Ringer" launches a daring attack on British thugs who dare to commit crimes using his infamous moniker. No one knows his true name! No one knows what he looks like! And now, The Ringer will make these dishonorable miscreants pay! Adapted from a novel by English mystery scribe Edgar Wallace; ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Jurgen Bottcher |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D88859
This neo-realist film from Jurgen Bottcher follows newlyweds Alfred (Rolf Romer) and Lisa (Monika Hildebrand), who divorce after their life together in a claustrophobic apartment proves too stressful. However, the tension only grows as Albert travels to Berlin and Lisa finds their decision to ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Kurt Maetzig |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D99278
Banned in its homeland for over two decades, this once controversial East German film follows the story of a young woman who begins an affair with an older man, only to discover he has a deeply personal (and political) tie to her family's past. Condemned for its harsh critique of society behind the Iron Curtain, the film contains both ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D30227
Alexander Kluge's debut feature offers a strongly drawn portrait of postwar Germany, focused on the emotional journey taken by a young woman (Alexandra Kluge) who travels from East to West Germany in the hopes of starting a new life. Unfortunately, the shadows of the nation's recent past prove too long and dark for her to evade simply ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD-R
SKU: D55565
An ancient secret society dispatches a brutish strangler to terrorize London in search of the owners of five emeralds cut from the same stone. But the shadowy cult must first contend with a mysterious interloper stalking their underground lair with a plot to steal the gems for himself. Rarely seen West German chiller stars Charles Regnier, ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Frank Beyer |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D93251
It took the reunification of Germany to end a Communist ban on this film, which was thought to possess a pointed anti-Socialist message. The plot follows an attractive technician (Krystyna Stypulkowska) to a construction site in East Germany, where she is torn between her attraction to the rebellious foreman and the new party secretary ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Konrad Wolf |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D93247
Moving WWII story from East Germany's DEFA studio follows a young German-born man whose family moved to Russia years earlier. Now a Soviet soldier, he is confronted by mixed emotions and conflicted loyalties as his unit marches through the ravaged German countryside on its way to a defeated Berlin. Jaecki Schwarz, Vasili Livanov star. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Konrad Wolf |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D66345
Banned by the former Soviet government, director Konrad Wolf's gritty and controversial tale follows two young women who go to work at a uranium mine in Wismut, East Germany. With anarchists, former S.S. soldiers, and ex-Russian officers working in close proximity, the mine becomes a microcosm of world politics and social unrest. Ulrike ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D40069
Leni (Hannelore Hoger) inherits the circus owned by her family after the accidental death of her father, only to discover that the organization's traditional brands of showmanship have grown untimely and unpopular. Leni decides to overhaul the company and present entertaining acts that also carry relevant social messages--a high-wire ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D40386
Assembled from material shot for the 1968 German film "Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed," this new narrative finds circus manager Leni Peickert (Hannelore Hoger) fired from her job at a television station for violating its censorship rules. Leni decides to return to the big top to nourish her restless nature and restore her sense ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D04656
Think "2001: A Space Odyssey" was tough to understand? Try this bizarre West German sci-fi opus on for size--the exceedingly odd account of two space scavengers (Vinzenz and Maria Sterr), a space pilot (Sigi Graue), and an entrepreneur scrounging about a galaxy dominated by ruthless corporate interests. Henrike Furst, Hayo von Zuendt ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D04836
Set during the Galactic Citizen's War, writer/director Alexander Kluge's pointed sci-fi drama takes direct stabs at the German establishment with the story of a man (Alfred Edel) trying to take himself off the grid after surviving a devastating attack on his sector. But will a new life in public relations offer him the security he desires? ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D04947
Director/co-writer Alexander Kluge escorted his cameraman through the streets of Frankfurt for 10 days in order to capture the political turmoil of factions struggling over control of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. Interspersed with the documentary footage is a purely fictional tale of two women--one a sex-hungry seductress, ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Ed Powers |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D38149
Four-disc set includes "Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed," "The Big Mess," "Willi Tobler and the Decline of the 6th Fleet," and "Part-Time Work of a Domestic Slave."
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First Love(1970)
Category:Foreign |Rated:R |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D04289
Maximilian Schell directed and stars in this wonderful love story from West Germany about a 16-year-old boy who becomes infatuated with a princess. As ideal as their romance may first appear, darker forces take hold of their destinies. A sensual, beautifully told adaptation of a story by Russian author Ivan Turgenev; Dominique Sanda, ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D30602
The life of visionary and subversive painter Francisco Goya (Francisco Rabal) is dramatized in this vivid biopic, one of only 10 East German films photographed on 70mm film. Goya's work at the court of King Carlos IV is targeted by the Inquisition when he sympathizes too greatly with the suffering of the common people and is inspired ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D01223
Low on budget but high on stylish excess, this German historical drama offers a wildly theatricalized portrait of Bavaria's King Ludwig II (Harry Baer). Employing bizarre costumes, cabaret music, and vividly symbolic tableaux, the film follows the mad monarch's patronage of composer Richard Wagner, the sale of his nation to Prussia, ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Egon Gunther |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D88858
Acclaimed German drama tells the charming story of one woman's unconventional pursuit of romance, as she progresses from two failed marriages to a lesbian romance, and finally to the seduction of a coworker she believes could become a father for her children. Armin Mueller-Stahl, Jutta Hoffmann, Barbara Dittus star. AKA: "The Third." ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D30671
Three decades before Mike Leigh tackled the subject in "Vera Drake," director Alexander Kluge cast his own sister in the role of a housewife and mother who also provides abortion services for women in need. After Roswitha (Alexandra Kluge) loses her job, her activist nature only serves to isolate her further from her family and the ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D91246
The Apaches heroically struggle against dastardly settlers in this revisionist DEFA Western from East Germany. Popular Serbian star Gojko Mitic plays Ulzana, a young Apache out to avenge his tribe's massacre just as hostilities are about to break out and begin the Mexican-American War. Milan Beli, Colea Rautu also star. 94 min. Soundtrack: ... more
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Karl May(1974)
Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D00784
The closing years in the life of popular German children's book writer Karl May (Helmut Kautner) are dramatized in this biopic by director/screenwriter Hans-Jurgen Syberberg. Did May inspire the Nazis with his colorful adventure tales set in the American Wild West? The film inventively depicts the elderly ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D01222
After a handsome Spanish tutor is forbidden by religious authorities to pursue a romantic relationship with the beautiful heiress he's been hired to instruct, they bond in secret, only to have her locked away in a convent when her pregnancy is discovered. A natural disaster then (literally) moves the earth for them in unexpected ways. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D20290
When do you give up your dreams of revolution and assimilate into polite society? That question grates on Grischa (Grischa Huber) and Heinrich (Heinrich Giskes), two German radicals of the 1960s who contemplate their futures among friends while pursuing careers as actors on the Berlin stage. Ursula von Berg, Gesine Strempel also star ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Axel Corti |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D71913
Originally made for European TV, this compelling biodrama traces the early years and academic career of Sigmund Freud, showing how the origins of his groundbreaking theories on the workings of the human mind may lie in the events of his youth. Karlheinz Hackl, Sylvia Haider, Guido Wieland star. 97 min. Standard; Soundtrack: German; ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D23576
A number of Germany's major filmmakers, including Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Alexander Kluge, and Volker Schlondorff, contributed to this meditation on political terrorism in their country and the state of the people and politics after the kidnapping and murder of industrialist Hans Martin Schleyer. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D03413
Nicola (Nicola Zarbo) may have found a decent job at an automobile plant in Germany, but the Sicilian young man has difficulty blending into his new community. A new love affair at first shows promise, but soon turns into an unpredictable new burden. Told in operatic style, this moving Swiss-German drama co-stars Otto Sander, Ida Di ... more
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Solo Sunny(1980)
Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D10483
East Berliner Sunny (Renate Krossner) only wants to be a singing star. Like most show business aspirants, however, Sunny has her heart broken often, her life a rollercoaster of ups and downs that would test the spirits of the strongest women. Can Sunny shine in spite of her struggles? This vivid East ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Wim Wenders |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D36800
The final months of celebrated director Nicholas Ray are stirringly chronicled by his friend and admirer, German filmmaker Wim Wenders, in this moving documentary. Between visits with family and friends, Ray looks back on a career that included such classics as "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Johnny Guitar." AKA: "Nick's Film." 90 min. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Helma Sanders-Brahms |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D99732
Based on the life story of writer/director Helma Sanders-Brahms, this compelling drama stars Eva Mattes as a German newlywed whose husband joins the army at the start of World War II. After learning she is pregnant and giving birth, Mattes and her child wander the war-torn German countryside and endure a series of harrowing experiences, ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D30232
Director/co-writer Helma Sanders-Brahms' intense and intimate German drama follows the story of a spiritually disoriented woman who roams the streets of Berlin in search of connections to the poorest, most desperate members of humanity. Her encounters with society's outcasts are met with hostility by authorities always eager to imprison ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Wolfgang Petersen |Rated:R |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D11449
One of the most acclaimed German films of all time, director Wolfgang Petersen's harrowing drama looks at World War II through the eyes of a weary U-boat crew, with stunning photography that vividly depicts the cramped, claustrophobic feelings of life onboard a submarine. Jurgen Prochnow stars as the ship commander. Director's cut; ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D61205
The original German mini-series which was the source for the acclaimed feature film is available in its entirety for the first time. Director Wolfgang Petersen's harrowing drama looks at World War II through the eyes of a weary U-boat crew, with stunning photography that vividly depicts the cramped, claustrophobic feelings of life onboard ... more
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SKU: D00942
Idiosyncratic, avant-garde German film tells the story of an aging, all-powerful ruler who seeks a successor and employs an envoy to find a worthy candidate. Tempted by the acquisition of godlike powers, the ruler's envoy embarks upon a mission to usurp the position for himself--a betrayal that leads to intrigue and calamity. Mixing ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D64718
An unhappily married upper-class housewife (Gudrun Landgrebe) makes the stunning decision to abandon her stodgy husband and fend for herself as a high-end call girl. After she falls for a gigolo (Mathieu Carriere), they begin to share quarters and "office space," but she soon feels herself chafing against his expectations for ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Ulrich WeiB |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D78375
In 1935 Nazi Germany, a Communist attempts to lead a quiet life following his release from a Hamburg prison. While struggling with his country's current political climate, he contacts an old love and befriends a member of the resistance. But when his former comrades start getting jailed, he suspects that his new associate is responsible ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D87422
Munich of the 1960s is the setting for the epic journey of Hermann Simon (Henry Arnold), a young German musician whose ambitions as an avant-garde artist and love for the cellist who becomes his wife provide the central chronicle of Edgar Reitz's 13-episode follow-up to the original "Heimat" series. Once again, Reitz shows the influence ... more
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Rasputin(1984)
Category:Historical & War |Director:Ernst Hofbauer |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D49081
The depraved "holy man" used his animal magnetism and powers of persuasion to worm his way into the royal family of Russia...and into the beds of countless women. Historical accuracy gives way to lusty eroticism in this German biodrama of the charismatic madman known as Rasputin. Alexander Conte, Sandra Nova, Eva Maria Falk star. 94 ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Helma Sanders-Brahms |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D10250
Busily pursuing a career on the silver screen, film actress Isabelle (Brigitte Fossey) leaves her young daughter in the care of her own parents. When she returns home after the completion of her latest project, Isabelle is accompanied by a co-star lavishing affection on her, a situation which results in an explosive confrontation with ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Doris Dorrie |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D10312
Engaging comedy of the sexes from Doris Dorrie centers on a happily married advertising executive who discovers his wife is having an affair with an iconoclastic artist. In order to get the goods on his wife, he rents a room next to her lover and eventually befriends him. With Heiner Lauterbach. 96 min. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Wim Wenders |Rated:PG13 |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D39785
A hauntingly beautiful tale from German filmmaker Wim Wenders, depicting a black-and-white Berlin as seen through the eyes of angels who pass unnoticed to follow the people they're assigned to watch. Bruno Ganz stars as the seraph who yearns for a taste of humanity after falling for circus performer Solveig Dommartin; with a delightful ... more
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