Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy

Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy

 
Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray Collector's Set

3 Discs

SRP: $99.95

Criterion Store price:$79.96

Collector's Set Info

  • Spine #813

In the 1970s, Wim Wenders was among the first true international breakthrough artists of the revolutionary New German Cinema movement, a filmmaker whose fascination with the physical landscapes and emotional contours of the open road proved to be universal. In the middle of that decade, Wenders embarked on a three-film journey that took him from the wide roads of Germany to the endless highways of the United States and back again. Each starring Rüdiger Vogler as the director’s alter ego, Alice in the Cities, Wrong Move, and Kings of the Road are dramas of emotional transformation that follow their characters’ searches for themselves, all rendered with uncommon soulfulness and visual poetry.

Collector’s Set Includes

Alice in the Cities box cover

Alice in the Cities

Wim Wenders 1974

The first of the road films that would come to define the career of Wim Wenders, the magnificent Alice in the Cities is an emotionally generous and luminously shot odyssey.


Wrong Move box cover

Wrong Move

Wim Wenders 1975

With depth and style, Wim Wenders updates a late-eighteenth-century novel by Goethe, transposing it to 1970s West Germany and giving us the story of an aimless writer (Rüdiger Vogler) who leaves his hometown to find himself and winds up befriending a group of other travelers.


Kings of the Road box cover

Kings of the Road

Wim Wenders 1976

A roving film projector repairman (Rüdiger Vogler) saves the life of a depressed psychologist (Hanns Zischler) who has driven his Volkswagen into a river, and they end up on the road together, traveling from one rural German movie theater to another.

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New, restored 4K digital transfers of all three films, commissioned by the Wim Wenders Foundation and supervised by director Wim Wenders, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray of Alice in
    the Cities
    and 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on the Blu-rays of Wrong Move and Kings of the Road
  • Audio commentaries on all three films
  • New interview with Wenders, directed and conducted by filmmaker Michael Almereyda
  • New interviews with actors Rüdiger Vogler, Yella Rottländer, Lisa Kreuzer, and Hanns Zischler
  • Outtakes and Super 8 footage
  • Restoring Time, a 2015 short about the restoration work done by the Wim Wenders Foundation
  • Same Player Shoots Again (1967) and Silver City Revisited (1968), two newly restored early short films by Wenders
  • New English subtitle translations by Wenders
  • More!
  • PLUS: A book featuring essays on the films by Almereyda, filmmaker Allison Anders, author James Robison, and critic Nick Roddick

    New cover by Jason Hardy

Other Editions

Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy (Criterion DVD)

DVD Collector's Set

4 Discs

SRP: $99.95

Criterion Store price:$79.96

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