(aka "Run Lola Run" or "Lola runs")

directed by Tom Tykwer
Germany 1998

After receiving a frenzied phone call from her boyfriend desperately in need of one hundred thousand Deutschmark within twenty minutes after a nefarious dealing turns soar, Lola must quickly decide what to do to retrieve the sum and ultimately save his life. She runs.

Running a gamete of modern tricks and formats available to filmmakers, Run Lola Run progressively churns resulting in a purely kinetic piece of work that won Tykwer the 1999 Audience Award at Sundance and has been garnering a fanbase ever since.

Jayson Kennedy


Theatrical Release: August 20th 1998

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DVD Review: Columbia Tri-Star - Region 1 - NTSC

Big thanks to Jayson Kennedy for the Review!

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Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 1:20:03

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.95 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio German Dolby Digital 5.1, German Dolby Surround 2.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1 DUB, English Dolby Surround 2.0 DUB
Subtitles English, French, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics,Columbia Tri-Star

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1

Edition Details:
• Tykwer & Potente Commentary
• Franka Potente - Believe Music Video (4:02)
• U.S. Theatrical Trailer (1:30)
• Theatrical Trailers for The Dreamlife of Angels & Orlando
• Tykwer, Potente, & Bleibtreu Bios

DVD Release Date: October 30, 2001
Keepcase (Amaray)

Chapters 28


Comments Despite the uninspired package and menu art, this is an adequate presentation. The anamorphic image is pleasingly smooth with vibrant splashes of color. Flesh tones tend to lean to the warmer side of the spectrum looking slightly unnatural. Detail levels could be a little more crisp and some minor compression artifacts appear but no ghosting. The German Dolby 5.1 mix carries a impotent punch with solid, but not fully engrossing surround use, this is one film could could richly benefit from the inclusion of DTS. The English subtitles are sadly that annoying blocky yellow style but are well translation with very few errors. The supplemental material is scant with the commentary being the stand out, the music video being surprisingly stale. Tykwer & Potente are chatty throughout and touch upon many aspects regarding the film. It would be nice for Columbia to re-visit the film on DVD but I doubt it, for now what we get is good, but there's vast room for improvement.

 - Jayson Kennedy


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