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also known as Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache

Kriemhild's Revenge1924

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  • 4.2
A film of movement and chaos as opposed to the first part's stillness and control, KRIEMHILD'S REVENGE tracks the widow Kriemhild as she exacts a terrible vengeance upon her husband's killers. Making GAME OF THRONES seem like a children's tale, the film offers up enough blood vows, slaughters and clan treacheries to fill a hundred more myths and pointedly turns the "courtly" blood-lusts of the first film into a more anarchic, troubling maelstrom. The film's epic final battle, a blur of armies, swords and brilliantly filmed clashes lasting over forty-five minutes of screen time, points towards the fantasy and medieval-action films to come, whether from Akira Kurosawa, George Lucas, Peter Jackson or others. - Jason Sanders

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Phenomenal. The sets and clothing are an artistic triumph, and Kriemhild's gaze will stay with you for a long time after the film ends.

The sets and armor are reminiscent of Ivan the Terrible, or perhaps the other way around. The stunting is remarkable. I have no idea how some of the extras survived the falls from ladders and collapsing ceilings.

All in all, well worth several hours for anyone interested in film.

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Phenomenal. The sets and clothing are an artistic triumph, and Kriemhild's gaze will stay with you for a long time after the film ends.

The sets and armor are reminiscent of Ivan the Terrible, or perhaps the other way around. The stunting is remarkable. I have no idea how some of the extras survived the falls from ladders and collapsing ceilings.

All in all, well worth several hours for anyone interested in film.

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Majestic, in true epic Wagnerian fashion! Lang is one of my all-time favorites as a director, and he does not disappoint. Lady Kriemhild's determination avenge her lover's death (Siegfried) knows no bounds - she destroys ALL her relationships-friends, family, the Rhine Gold treasure, everything, to kill the man who killed HER man. A great, operatically treated cinematic classic of a centuries old tale.

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Great sets and costumes, a cast of thousands ,fine acting(an Ice Queen) for the day and a special mention for the considerable musical score that carries the emotional impact of this blending of East meets West. The Rhine gold now rests with the Nibelung at the bottom of Rhine.

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Kriemhild's Revenge (1924) is Fritz Lang's sequel to his Fantasy epic Siegfrid, but is rather disappointing when compared to that film. As a sequel, it abruptly departs from the special effects, the magical plot elements, and the classic mythological gloss of Siegfrid, and Lang definitely could have made the transition to this sequel easier by including more of those elements into this sequel. However, considering this film on its own merits, as a stad alone film, it's still very good. It has great battle scenes, elaborate sets, and contrasting costumes and social behavior between the warring kingdoms. The storylinr is very "tight" with no unreal coincidences, or unexplainable plot "holes". However, as a stand alone film it is greatly lacking to the extent that the viewer would be hard pressed to understand a lot of the story line, and the motivations of the main characters without having viewed Siegfrid first. Anyway you look at it though, this film has all the great qualities of Fritz Lang's German films, that is before he prostituted his artistic values by moving to Hollywood and mass producing formulaic garbage films.

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Prostituted? This is a rather insulting word for a man who chose to work for Louis B. Meyer rather than Joseph Goebbels. Watch "Scarlet Street." It's here on Fandor. It's a classic film noir psycho-drama.

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One really must see Lang's fabulousely Artful early work to appreciate fully the scope of his genius,and to put "FURY" , and "BIG HEAT" into thier proper perspective. Siegfried, and Kriemhild, dedicated to the German people, bearing the unmistakable mark of Klimt, Wagner, and the classical Greeks, was surely a great tonic for the recently defeated nation. It presents Germany's rich cultural contribution to the world of the ARTS.

Pro tip: spend years of your life pursuing Anthroposophy, and it will really pay off when you watch Kriemhild's Revenge.

very good silent movie, actors look the part of oldewr times

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dr duke

a bit racist, germans as a well constructed intelligent group, the Huns as a cavernary warriors w n o trend to military or any discipline, a bit of mac beth story.

Any who, Fritz Lang top of my filmakers]