M Criterion Collection - DVD - 1931 German film directed by Fritz Lang. How to catch a child murderer - Peter Lorre made film history with his startling performance as a psychotic murderer of children. A psychotic child murderer stalks a city, and despite an exhaustive investigation fueled by public hysteria and outcry, the police have been unable to find him. But the police crackdown does have one side-affect, it makes it nearly impossible for the organized criminal underground to operate. So they decide that the only way to get the police off their backs is to catch the murderer themselves. Besides, he is giving them a bad name. Stars Peter Lorre, Gustaf GrÃ¼ndgens, Ellen Widmann and Inge Landgut. Black and white, 111 minutes, unrated. This edition has optional English subtitles, Commentary by: German film scholar Eric Rentschler and Anton Kaes, author of the BFI Film Classics volume on M.
New digital transfer with restored image and sound plus new subtitle translation
Conversation with Fritz Lang, an interview film by William Friedkin
Claude Chabrol's M le Maudet, a short film inspired by M
Classroom tapes of M editor Paul Falkenberg discussing the film and its history
Interview with Harold Nebenzal, the son of M producer Seymour Nebenzal
A physical history of M
Stills gallery, with behind-the-scenes photos, and production sketches by art director Emil Hasler
Plus: a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Stanley Kauffmann, a 1963 interview with Lang, and the script for a missing scene.