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Tin Drum [Widescreen]

Format: DVD     Release Date: 02/16/1999
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In Volker Schlöndorff's award-winning adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass' allegorical novel, David Bennent plays Oskar, the young son of a German rural family, circa 1925. On his third birthday, Oskar receives a shiny new tin drum. At this point, rather than mature into one of the miserable specimens of grown-up humanity that he sees around him, he vows never to get any older or any bigger. Whenever the world around him becomes too much to bear, the boy begins to hammer on his drum; should anyone try to take the toy away from him, he emits an ear-piercing scream that literally shatters glass. As Germany goes to hell during the 1930s and '40s, the never-aging Oskar continues savagely beating his drum, serving as the angry conscience of a world gone mad. The intense and visceral Tin Drum was one of the most financially successful German films of the 1970s and won the 1979 Oscar for Best Foreign Film and the 1979 Golden Palm (which it shared with Apocalypse Now). In the late '90s, the film became the center of a censorship controversy when some U.S. videotapes were confiscated because of the film's supposed violation of a child pornography statute. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Scene Menu

0. Scene Menu
0. Menu Group #1 with 18 chapter(s) covering 02:37:49
1. Opening Titles [10:31]
2. Oskar is born [7:08]
3. "I decided to call a halt" [7:56]
4. First day at school [6:27]
5. A trip to Tischlergasse [10:54]
6. A day at the cirkus [8:34]
7. A big demonstration [6:59]
8. The fisherman [8:42]
9. Crisis of faith [7:39]
10. The funeral [9:09]
11. The post office [12:26]
12. (Oskar's second crime) [4:09]
13. "This is Maria" [5:41]
14. The bath house [10:33]
15. Alfred, Maria and Oskar [12:09]
16. Oskar's homecoming [4:59]
17. Return to the cemetery [7:44]
18. Supplemental video [16:02]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: February 16, 1999
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • Length: 142 minutes
  • Sound: Monaural
  • Format: Letterbox
  • Discs: 1
  • Language: German
  • Subtitle: English
  • UPC: 738329010423
  • Product ID: 1013730
  • Genre: Drama

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