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M

The most gripping motion picture you've ever seen!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
  • Released: July 9, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1951
  • Label: Reel Vault
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh100%

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Total Count: 53

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 36,085
Rating: 4/4 -- Fritz Lang's acute use of objects, symbols, letters, and codes to decrypt a relatively simple narrative remains as perfect an example of pure cinema in the sound era as one is likely to find. Full Review
Slant Magazine
Mar 10, 2013
Rating: 5/5 -- Be afraid. Be properly afraid. The greatest creation of Fritz Lang's career remains one of the most disturbing movies of his, or any, film-making era. Full Review
Times (UK)
Jun 30, 2019
Rating: A+ -- [VIDEO ESSAY] A precursor to the serial killer and policier genres, "M" is first and foremost a suspense thriller made all the more gripping because the identity of the killer is revealed in the first act. Full Review
ColeSmithey.com
Mar 11, 2015
Rating: 5/5 -- Lang's razor-sharp dissection of crime and punishment never puts a foot wrong. Full Review
Observer (UK)
Sep 7, 2014
Rating: 5/5 -- You'll never look at a novelty balloon in the same way again. Full Review
Little White Lies
Sep 4, 2014
Our identification with [Lorre] as a psychopath is so complete it's hard to believe that while appearing before Fritz Lang's cameras in the daytime, he was, at night, acting as a comedian in a farce. Full Review
New Yorker
Apr 7, 2016
Rating: A -- Lang's film is a must-see for even a moderately ambitious film buff. Full Review
Oregonian
Mar 28, 2013

Product Description:

It took nerve for director Joseph Losey to attempt a remake of Fritz Lang's classic chiller M, but by and large Losey was up to the challenge. David Wayne steps into the old Peter Lorre role as the compulsive child-murderer who is tracked down and then placed on trial by the criminal underworld. Whereas the original was set in Berlin, the remake takes place in Los Angeles. Syndicate chieftain Marshall (Martin Gabel) organizes his fellow crooks in order to bring "M" to justice, thereby keeping the police off their own backs. Found guilty by his "peers" and sentenced to death, "M" makes an impassioned plea for his life, explaining that he is unable to stop himself from committing his unspeakable crimes. Filmed just before Joseph Losey was banned from Hollywood in the wake of the communist witch-hunt, M features such fellow blacklist victims as Howard da Silva, Luther Adler and Karen Morley.

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  • Sales Rank: 3,716
  • UPC: 644827791620
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