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DVD Release: Eclipse Series 39: Early Fassbinder

6 June 2013 6:44 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

DVD Release Date: Aug. 27, 2013

Price: DVD $69.95

Studio: Criterion

R. W. Fassbinder's Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)

From the very beginning of his incandescent career, the New German Cinema enfant terrible Rainer Werner Fassbinder (World on a Wire) refused to play by the rules. His politically charged, experimental first films, made at an astonishingly rapid rate between 1969 and 1971, were influenced by the work of the antiteater, an avant-garde stage troupe that he had helped found in Munich.

Collected in Eclipse Series 39: Early Fassbinder are five of those fascinating and confrontational works; whether a self-conscious meditation on American crime movies, a scathing indictment of xenophobia in contemporary Germany, or an off-the-wall look at the dysfunctional relationships on film sets, each is a startling glimpse into the mind of a twenty-something man who would become one of the cinema’s most prolific artists.

Love Is Colder Than Death (1969)

For his debut, Fassbinder fashioned an acerbic, »

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