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Marlene Dietrich: The Glamour Collection

 

Directed by Josef von Sternberg, René Clair and Mitchell Leisen
USA 19
30, '32, '35, '41, '47

Film Titles

 

Undeniably one of the most beautiful and dazzling actresses to ever grace the silver screen, Marlene Dietrich was renowned for her sultry voice and her alluring "bedroom eyes." This unprecedented 5-movie collection pays homage to the legendary Oscar-nominated leading lady whose extraordinary talents revolutionized cinema and inspired passion in audiences around the globe. See Marlene in her American movie debut as a glamorous cabaret singer in Morocco; experience the heart-wrenching anguish of a woman torn between two men, her successful career on stage and her child in Blonde Venus; join in the mystery and mayhem of Spain’s Carnevale in The Devil Is a Woman; hit the road to jewels and jeopardy in The Flame of New Orleans; and be seduced by a lusty gypsy on a secret mission during World War II in Golden Earrings. It’s a stunning tribute to a screen siren who remains one of the most fascinating women of all time.

 DVD Reviews

DVD Review: Universal - Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution Universal (MCA) - Region 1 - NTSC
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Video 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles English, French, Spanish, None
Features

Release Information:
Studio: Universal Studios

Aspect Ratios:
Original Aspect Ratio: 1.33

Edition Details:

• Theatrical Trailers to Morocco and Golden Earrings 


DVD Release Date: April 4th, 2006

Double Slim Keep Case inside plastic slipcase

 

 

Comments:

DEAL! We don't see a lot of discrepancy between the PAL releases and these new Region 1 editions. Possibly the PAL image has had some black boosting but it is a negligible difference. The package contains 2 discs - one is dual layered - double sided and the other single/single (see box image above). The double-sided disc contains Morocco and Blonde Venus on one side and The Devil is a Woman and The Flame of New Orleans on the other. The final disc has only Golden Earrings on it. There are no extras save 2 trailers, all have optional English, French and Spanish subtitles and the audio is English 2.0 channel only. The image shares the same grainy appearance and acceptable detail as the European discs but there is a substantial savings at having them frugally putting 4 films on one DVD with another on a 2nd disc. It is nice to have separate cases for these films (the PAL editions) but its hard to beat this price which announces this as a must-buy package. It is far too easy to fall in love with these richly styled films... and with Dietrich at the same time. We are hollering out for Shanghai Express now!  We absolutely recommend this Collection!   

Gary W. Tooze

 





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Screen Captures (Morocco)

 

Subtitles Sample

 

 

 

(Universal - Region 1- TOP vs. Süddeutsche Zeitung - Region 0 - PAL BOTTOM)


Süddeutsche Zeitung is REVIEWED HERE

 

 

 

 


 

Screen Captures (Blonde Venus)

 

 

 

 

 


 

Screen Captures (The Devil is a Woman)

 

(Universal - Region 1 - TOP vs. Universal (Europe) - Region 2,4,5 - PAL BOTTOM)


Universal (Europe) is REVIEWED HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 


Subtitle Sample (The Flame of New Orleans)

 

(Universal - Region 1 - TOP vs. Universal (Europe) - Region 2,4,5 - PAL BOTTOM)


Universal (Europe) is REVIEWED HERE

 

 

 

 


Sample (Golden Earrings)

 

(Universal - Region 1 - TOP vs. Universal (Europe) - Region 2,4,5 - PAL BOTTOM)


Universal (Europe) is REVIEWED HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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