The Holy Mountain - Arnold Fanck (The Masters of Cinema Series - Eureka)
1926 | Drama | Full Dual-Layer DVD | HQ Images + PDF Booklet | 1.33:1 OAR | English Subtitles | 106 min. | 7.71 GBs
“A Heroic Song from a Towering World of Heights” — German filmmaker and doctor Arnold Fanck (1889-1974) made this beautifully photographed Bergfilm, or ‘mountain film’, in 1926. Written in three days and nights — especially for Riefenstahl — The Holy Mountain took over a year to film in the Alps with an entourage of expert skiers and climbers.
Ostensibly a love triangle romance — between Riefenstahl’s young dancer and the two explorers she encounters — Fanck relishes the glorious Alpine landscape by filming death-defying climbing, avalanche-dodging, and frenetic downhill ski racing.
After learning the ropes from Fanck, Riefenstahl’s own Bergfilme flowered at UFA during the 1930s, and Fanck became her editor. This restoration is a visual feast — a fascinating look at the origins of a genre.
DIRECTOR: Arnold Fanck
DVD RELEASE: 21 Jun 2004
STUDIO: Eureka Entertainment (Masters of Cinema Series)
SCREEN: 1.33:1 OAR
COLOR: Black & White
AUDIO: German - Dolby Digital 2.0 & Dolby Digital 5.1
SIZE: 7.71 GBs
RUNTIME (MOVIE): 106 minutes
FILE EXTENSION: .ISO (Image)
- Extensive 2001 restoration, 2 disc set
- The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (1993) by Ray Müller, 180-mins
- New 2002 score by Aljoscha Zimmerman (Dolby 2.0 Stereo & Dolby 5.1)
- Original German intertitles with English subtitles
- Booklet containing new essay by Doug Cummings
This is a full DVD image ripped from the original Dual-Layered (DVD-9) Eureka - Masters of Cinema Series.
Includes hi-res Cover/DVD images and PDF Booklet.
Masters of Cinema Series - The Holy Mountain Page
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