Foolish Wives & The Man You Loved to Hate (Blu-Ray) (Blu-ray)
Directed by Erich von Stroheim
As artistically brilliant as it is gleefully perverse, Foolish Wives is Erich von Stroheim's epic-scale account of an American diplomat's wife (Mrs. Dupont) who falls under the spell of a phony Russian Count (von Stroheim). With his trademark eye for visual metaphor and gritty detail, von Stroheim infuses the artistocratic splendor of Monte Carlo (rebuilt in all its majesty on the Universal backlot) with an air of moral depravity. The result is a Grimm's fairy tale romance that is no less fascinating today than it was 80 years ago.
Blu-ray Extras Include:
• Mastered in HD from an archival 35mm print of the 1972 AFI Arthur Lennig restoration
•Original 1922 Sigmund Romberg score, performed by Rodney Sauer
•The Man You Loved to Hate (1979, 90 min.) Patrick Montgomery's feature-length documentary profile of Erich von Stroheim, written by Richard Koszarski, and newly remastered in HD from the original negative
• Audio commentary by von Stroheim biographer Richard Koszarski
• Audio interview clips of Valerie von Stroheim and Paul Kohner
• New York Censor Board cuts
• Photo gallery
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