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Foolish Wives [DVD]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • "Foolish Wives" furthered Erich von Stroheim's reputation as a profligate director, who squandered the studio's money; the film cost $1,103,736.38, making it the most expensive movie ever made at the time. Von Stroheim insisted on literally recreating the Monte Carlo atmosphere, with lavish and faithful sets, and 1500 extras -- an insistence that made for a truly breathtaking visual experience. Its American release, according to Variety, ran for 180 minutes, but a print distributed in Latin America had a running time of 6 hours, 48 minutes. In addition, von Stroheim's sophistication about sexual matters came across as sordid to Americans, who were less open about the subject that their European counterparts. Kino Video's print was remastered from a 35mm archive print that was restored in 1972 by Professor Arthur Lennig of State University of New York at Albany and the American Film Institute. It features an original piano score by Steve Sterner.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4316 D

  • Credits
    Erich Von Stroheim, Erich von Stroheim, Cesare Gravina, Maud George, Mae Busch, Harrison Ford
  • Critic Reviews
    "...This silent Erich Von Stroheim extravaganza is a treat..."
    USA Today

    "...Novelistically rich..."
    Entertainment Weekly

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