Danish Atlantis 1913 DVDrelease

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Anders Henriksen

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For the past six months I have been writing to the Danish Film Institute (DFI) being very impatient. Their release of the old silent movie "Atlantis" from 1913 was postponed several times. But now it is finally here - I just received my copy with the mail yesterday.

The film is not about the Titanic, but being produced less than a year after the disaster it obviously made many paralels and references to the sinking of the Titanic. The movie was highly praised for the special effects which were considered being amazing at the time. Menues and biographies are available in both Danish and English.

See more info on: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0002646/

You can buy it directly from: http://eshop.dfi.dk/Shop/ItemList.php?CategoriSelect=6

The price is Dkr. 159 which is about $27. They ship internationally and take VISA.

Here is what DFI writes about the DVD:

The biologist von Kammacher (Olaf Fønns) leaves his home, after his wife is taken to a mental institution and his doctorate is rejected. In Berlin he meets the young dancer Ingigerd (Ida Orloff), with whom he leaves for New York. The ocean lines is shipwrecked, but von Kammacher and Ingigerd are among the few survivors.

Based on the novel by Gerhart Hauptmann, Nordisk Film created this “Titanic”￾ film merely a year after the disaster. Danish film scholar Casper Tybjerg states that Hauptmann’s novel proceded the Titanic disaster by four weeks, nearly giving Hauptmann a status as profet. Later the same year Hauptmann was awarded the Nobel prize in literature. For the DVD a high definition scan was made from a restored negative and tinting was recreated using an abbreviated version from The National Film Center in Japan.
 
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Anders Henriksen

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I didn't know where to put the post. But thanks for moving it to its correct position.
 

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