Main Details
Identifying Codes
UPC-A 7 15515 10901 7
ISBN-13 978-1-60465-761-6
Catalog Number CC2298D
Criterion Collection Spine # 670
  • 2 x DVD Description: Disc 1: Dual Layer; Disc 2: Single Layer
Language English
Subtitles English (SDH)
Region 1
Territories United States
Aspect Ratio 1.37:1
Colour Black & White
Audio Dolby Digital Mono
Run Time Disc 1: 99 Minutes; Disc 2: 153 Minutes
Colour Encoding NTSC
Disc One:
Restored 2K digital transfer.
Audio commentary from 2013 featuring film historian David Kalat.

Disc Two:
Pinkus's Shoe Palace, a 1916 German silent short directed by and starring Ernst Lubitsch, with a piano score by Donald Sosin.
Lubitsch le patron, a 2010 French documentary on the director's career.
Two episodes of The Screen Guild Theater, a radio anthology series: Variety (1940), starring Jack Benny, Claudette Colbert, and Lubitsch, and To Be or Not to Be (1942), an adaptation of the film, starring William Powell, Diana Lewis, and Sig Ruman.

Plus: An essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien.

Both films on Disc Two are in stereo and Lubitsch Le Patron is in color and widescreen.
The Screen Guild Theater episodes are radio plays and audio only.
Both DVDs have a timestamp from 2013.
Disc One
To Be Or Not To Be 01:39:08
1 Opening Credits
2 Adolf in Warsaw
3 The Young Aviator
4 The Polish Tragedy
5 Professor Siletsky
6 Anna Karenina
7 "A Very Determined Man"
8 "Playing For Our Lives"
9 Colonel Ehrhardt
10 The Hotfoot Department
11 Heil Hitler!
12 "To Be Or Not To Be"
13 Color Bars
Disc Two
Lubitsch Le Patron 00:53:10
1 Tailor And Master
2 Screenplays
3 Talkies
4 Costumes And Shakespeare
5 Fragile World
Pinkus's Shoe Palace 00:44:53
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
The Screen Guild Theater: Variety (1940) 00:29:31
The Screen Guild Theater: To Be Or Not To Be (1942) 00:25:41


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