Blu-ray Release: Spies

Blu-ray Release Date: Feb. 23, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Kino Lorber


Kino Lorber will bring to Blu-ray director Fritz Lang’s (Metropolis) Spione a.k.a. Spies (1928), a foreign romance-thriller film starring Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Willy Fritsch, Fritz Rasp and Gerda Maurus.

spione-632_optThe first independent production from German “thriller” director Lang—and also his final silent film—Spies’ years-ahead-of-its-time plotline involves Russian espionage activity in London. The mastermind is Haghi (Klein-Rogge), a supposedly respectable carnival sideshow entertainer. Heading the good guys is Agent 326 (Fritsch), with the help of defecting Russian spy Sonya (Maurus).

Co-scripted by Lang and his then-wife Thea Von Harbou, Spies in its Blu-ray incarnation will contain the following special features:

  • Spies: A Little Film with Lots of Action (68 Minute Documentary)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (5 Minutes)
  • Alternate Scores
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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.