Thursday, September 6, 2007

"M" (1931) - Fritz Lang's masterpiece starring Peter Lorre as a psychotic child murderer

Rating 8.4/10
Runtime: 111 min
Language: German
Country: Germany
Directed by: Fritz Lang
IMDb Link:


Peter Lorre ... Hans Beckert
Ellen Widmann ... Frau Beckmann
Inge Landgut ... Elsie Beckmann
Otto Wernicke ... Inspector Karl Lohmann
Theodor Loos ... Inspector Groeber
Gustaf Gründgens ... Schränker

Description: In Germany, Hans Beckert is an unknown killer of girls. He whistles Edvard Grieg's 'In The Hall of the Mountain King', from the 'Peer Gynt' Suite I Op. 46 while attracting the little girls for death. The police force pressed by the Minister give its best effort trying unsuccessfully to arrest the serial killer. The organized crime has great losses due to the intense search and siege of the police and decides to chase the murderer, with the support of the beggars association.






Download link (torrent file):

Also included set of extra materials:

* Classroom tapes of M editor Paul Falkenberg discussing the film and its history (runtime 36:06)

Here Paul Falkekenberg discusses the editing of "M' as he shows the film to his class. The students participate with questions as the film is being shown and a discussion of Falkekenburg's editing on this and other films ensues.

* A physical history of M (runtime 25:09)

Discusses the various versions of the movie. Explains why the original aspect ratio is 1.19. Shows film clips of the changes in the French version of M and clips of how it was used/distorted by the Nazis' anti-Jewish campaign movie "The Eternal Jew"

* Interview with Harold Nebenzal, the son of M producer Seymour Nebenzal (runtime 14:32)

Discussion centers around Seymour Nebenzal's career as a producer told by his son Harold. It covers the Film Studio Nero-Films for which Fritz Lang and other notable directors worked and the disasterous remake project of the movie "M' in the 60s which effectively ended his father's career.

* Claude Chabrol’s M le Maudit, a short film inspired by M (runtime 10:44)

Director Claude Chabrol further explains the film's brilliance with his 1980s attempt at an abbreviated remake, which shrinks the plot into this 10 minute short.

* An interview with Chabrol by Pierre-Henri Gibert about Lang's filmmaking techniques (runtime 6:48)

* Conversation with Fritz Lang, an interview film by William Friedkin (runtime 49:27)

Video and audio information:

Video : 3.43 GB, 4411 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 570x480 ~> (1.19:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 142
Audio : 91/62/60/61 MB (main/commentaries), 114/75/75/75 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2/2/2/2 channels, 0x55 = AAC, CBR

Subtitles (English, German (including hearing impaired)) closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player, posters and screenshots included

Multi audio track information

This movie contains four audio tracks, one is original German track from 2011 restoration process, and the others are:

- commentary by German film scholar Eric Rentschler, author of "The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and its afterlife" and Anton Kaes, author of the "BFI Film Classics: Volume on M"
- commentary by film restoration expert Martin Koerber, filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, historian Torsten Kaiser, and excerpts from Bogdanovich's 1965 audio interviews with Lang
- commentary by Prof. Elisabeth Lenk and Dr. Regina Stürickow, moderated by restoration supervisor Torsten Kaiser

You can use VLC Player to easily choose between any of audio tracks (Audio => Audio track and switch to main audio track on Track 1, commentaries on Track 2,3 and 4)


miss_clarinet said...

hi, i love your blog/site ....
I downloaded M , but it says it's password protected.

what's the password ???

thanks :)

miss_clarinet said...

Oh, excuse me. just after posting, I got the pass ;)

my bad. thanks and keep doing a great work !

vijay said...

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Anonymous said...


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Anonymous said...

great film. How do I attach the subtitles?

Thanks fo the post


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-john -reilly said...

The audio i have with this is all german and track 2 english comentary
is this right or should there be english audio


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