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The White Hell of
Pitz Palu

(1929)

 

This best-known example of the German bergfilm stars Leni Riefenstahl.

coverKino on Video
2005 DVD edition

The White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929), black & white, 133 minutes, not rated

Kino International,
unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 1 NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $29.95.
Release date: 8 November 2005.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has likely been mastered from the best available 35mm film elements.

The disc also contains a 2002 Leni Riefenstahl video interview, considered to be the last before her 2003 death.

 
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coverArthaus
1999 DVD edition

The White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929), black & white, 133 minutes, not rated

Arthaus, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 2 PAL DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (? x ? pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, German language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, €14.99.
Release date: 25 September 1999.
Country of origin: Germany
This early German edition is still available to European collectors.

The film is likely presented with a modern music score.

North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

coverGrapevine Video
2005 DVD edition

The White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929), black & white, 94 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, UPC 8-42614-10078-9.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD-R disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, PCM 2.0 mono? sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $16.95 (reduced to $14.95).
Release date: October 2005.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print of the American release version. The disc also features an alternative ending.

The film is likely presented with a music score compiled from preexisting recordings.

 
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This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is also available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
Other silent era G.W. PABST films available on home video.

Other silent era LENI RIEFENSTAHL films available on home video.

Other GERMAN FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
 
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