Foreign Films, German, Coming Of Age, War, Recommended, Theatrical Release, Essential Cinema
Tin Drum 2-Disc Set DVD Description
Novelist Günter Grass assisted in this brilliant film adaptation of his groundbreaking novel, which depicts the significant events in German history since the turn of the century as seen through the eyes of a bizarre child. In this allegorical film, a three-year-old boy observes the hypocrisy of the adult world and decides to remain a child forever by not growing any taller. His primary efforts to communicate consist of glass-shattering screams and banging on his tin drum. But as this unusual lad matures, and the events leading up to the onslaught of Nazism come to a head, he proves to have a keener perception of life than those around him. Volker Schlondorff's powerful drama deservedly won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Region 1 Keep Case Single Side - Dual Layer Widescreen - 1.78 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - German Mono - German Additional Release Material: Deleted Scenes Documentary: "Banned in Oklahoma" Isolate Music Track by Composer Maurice Jarre Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer Video Interviews: 1. Volker Schlondorff - Director, David Bennent - Star (at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival) 2. Jean-Claude Carriere - Co-Writer, Mario Adorf - Star 3. Schlondorff - Director, Gunter Grass - Writer (On Set) 4. Schlondorff - Director (After Winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes) Audio Commentary: Volker Schlondorff - Director, Co-Writer Featurette: 1. "Volker Schlondorff Remembers THE TIN DRUM" (21:00) 2. "The Platform" (Rare 1987 German Recording of Grass Reading From THE TIN DRUM Accompanied by the Music of Famed Improvisational Percussionist Gunter "Baby" Sommer" Text/Photo Galleries: Production Sketches, Designs, and Promotional Art Reprinted Exceprt of the Screenplay's Original, Unfilmed Ending
Winner, 1979 Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Film