|EDGAR G. ULMER: THE MAN OFF-SCREEN|
A Documentary Portrait of the King of the B’s
DOUBLE FEATURE DVD INCLUDES ULMER’S 1943 FILM Isle of Forgotten Sins STARRING JOHN CARRADINE
A “well wrought investigation of the often mysterious life of Edgar G. Ulmer,” (Village Voice) that ambitiously blends film clips, interviews, audio tapes and vintage music cues into a fascinating documentary, Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-Screen is “a nice homage” (New York Times) to the filmmaking genius behind The Black Cat, Detour, and The Man From Planet X. Featuring testimonials from Roger Corman, John Landis, Joe Dante, Wim Wenders, and Detour’s ultimate femme fatale Ann Savage, The Man Off-Screen paints a vividly impressionistic portrait of a no-budget auteur stylistically able to “take a rat and make Thanksgiving dinner out of it.”
On his own and in collaboration with movie-legends F.W. Murnau, Fritz Lang and Billy Wilder, from Berlin’s legendary UFA Studios to poverty-row purgatory in Hollywood (where he was blackballed for stealing a studio exec’s daughter-in-law), Ulmer created a unique and heady blend of old world culture and twentieth century pulp pizzazz.
As a bonus, Kino pairs The Man Off-Screen with Isle of Forgotten Sins (aka Monsoon), a characteristically lurid Ulmer-helmed 1943 South Seas island adventure that pits John Carradine (The Grapes of Wrath) and Gale Sondergaard against Sidney “Charlie Chan” Toler in a deadly hunt for deep sea gold.
EDGAR G. ULMER: THE MAN OFF-SCREEN
Austria/U.S. 2004 Color/B&W
77 Min. Not Rated 1.33:1
A MISCHIEF FILMS PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE EDGAR G. ULMER PRESERVATION FOUNDATION
PRODUCED BY GEORG MISCH, RALPH WIESER, ARIANNÉ ULMER CIPES
CAMERA JOERG BURGER
SOUND GEORG MISCH
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MICHAEL PALM © MMIV MISCHIEF FILMS & EDGAR G. ULMER PRESERVATION CORP.
Isle of Forgotten Sins (aka MONSOON)
U.S. 1943 B&W 81 Min.
Not Rated 1.33:1
DIRECTED BY EDGAR G. ULMER
SCREENPLAY EDGAR G. ULMER AND RAYMOND L. SCHROCK
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY IRA MORGAN WITH JOHN CARRADINE, GALE SONDERGAARD, SIDNEY TOLER, FRANK FENTON