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Renowned filmmaker Fritz Lang's masterwork, this essential film tells the sordid tale of a devious child murderer (Peter Lorre) who thrives beneath the surface of society. As the murderer takes another victim, hysteria builds. Doggedly pursued by the police, hunted by the criminal underworld, hated by all, he has nowhere to go. He can no longer exist beneath the surface, no longer stalk in the shadows; he is now visible and as vulnerable as his victims.

On the run and crucified at every turn, the criminal is forced to confront the pain caused by his own acts of evil and tyranny. He must also now endure the violence and fury of a society he has long avoided, a society intent on vengeance and justice. He is a man that will forever bare the mark of M - Murderer and Monster!

"Long before Psycho, The Silence of the Lambs or Se7en, one far-ahead-of-its-time German film struck fear into viewers' hearts with its tale of a child-killer at loose in the city. Even today, Fritz Lang's M still looks astonishingly modern." - British Film Institute

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The Restoration Featurette of Fritz Lang's "M" is now available with English Captions as an Extra Bonus.

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M is one of those films that never truly leaves you. Lang does so much by showing so little, creating an inescapably eerie tone amplifying the already disturbing subject matter. The austere miss-en-scène renders 1930s Berlin a nightmarish landscape of newly industrialized alienation, the ...Read more

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Recommend: FRITZ LANG's M - EXTRA - RESTORATION FEATURETTE (23 mins)