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Welcome to the Only American Video Tape Store for rare German Movies and Old ZDF volksmusik shows.
Please note: All video tapes are in the American NTSC VHS video format
and will play on all VCR's in North America. We are closing out all of our VHS inventory. This will be your last chance to obtain these beautiful ZDF music videos and hundreds of classic German movies and heimatfilme. Due to the limited demand in the USA, most of these movies will unfortunately never be available on DVD in America.
Once our videos are gone, they're gone!!!
We have drastically reduced the prices on over 2000 video titles closeout. Make sure to buy these classics while supply lasts.
On all VHS clouseout prices we will send you a new or previously viewed tape.

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The following video titles are in 
German Language with English Subtitles.
They are all VHS in the U.S. system only.

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The Harmonists ST 31
color, ca. 115 min, German dialogue with English subtitles. (Film is formatted to fit the TV screen.) - Filled with topflight performances and unforgettable music, this entertaining and critically acclaimed story was cheered by audiences everywhere! When Harry, a struggling but highly imaginative funnyman, forms a singing group with an unusual group of friends, "The Harmonists" go on to become an overnight sensation in prewar Germany. But as their wave of success inevitable collides with the nation's changing political tide, the group's members are forced to face unprecedented challenges that will try their wills and test their loyalty! An award winner of several prestigious film festivals - The Harmonists is another outstanding motion picture you don't want to miss! German language with English subtitles.

Order # ST 31

Heart of Glass HV 34292
1974, 93 min. - Werner Herzog's films are characterized by their willingness to go off the deep end, but Heart Of Glass goes even deeper than usual. During the filming, Herzog hypnotized his actors in order to help convey what the director describes as "an atmosphere of hallucination, of prophecy and of visionary." Set in the pre-industrial past, the story tells of a village that loses the secret of making its unique Ruby glass. The townspeople turn to magic and madness in a desperate effort to recover the pure ingredient they have lost. A mixture of mysticism, apocalyptic grandeur and incredibly photographed visions that begin and end the film make this possibly the most breathtaking film of Herzog's career. German language with English subtitles.

Order #HV 24292 was $78.95

Hanussen RC 50293
1988, 120 min. - Dir. Istvan Szabo. Berlin in the 1920's. A dangerous world of political upheaval and social disorder. Into this world comes Erik Jan Hanussen, (Klaus-Maria Brandauer) a charismatic magician and clairvoyant. Hanussen is a mesmerizing drama about one brave man's struggle to change history... German language with English subtitles. Rated R.

Order #RC 50293

Heimat #1 on DVD WN 966 DVD
color and b/w, 924 min. on 6 DVDs, German language with English subtitles - Edgar Reitz' HEIMAT is something quite different. It took Reitz five years and four months to complete this semi-autobiographical portrait of his own childhood in this hilly region between Frankfurt and Saarbruecken. The performances are outstanding, indeed, emotionally moving and credible down to the last word and gesture. HEIMAT is the incredible saga of a German Family from the end of World War I to 1982. Prepare yourself for and extraordinary experience. The riveting 16-hour Heimat was also a huge hit in England, France and Germany. As ambitious and grand an epic as War and Peace. HEIMAT is and incredible motion picture chronicle - an immersion in the lives, loves, tragedies of the extended Simon family. Shot over two years, with 28 leading performs, 140 speaking roles and 5,000 nonprofessional actors, Heimat is a singular cinematic achievement and now, a major video event. The HEIMAT Chronicle was shown on Public Television nationwide and sponsored by WGBH in Boston. Note: These DVDs contain some nudity! Some DVDs may contain more than one part

Order # WN 966 DVD $98.95 set (6 DVDs)  sold as set only     
$8 Shipping in the U.S. 

Heimat #1 on VHS Video Tapes
color and b/w, 924 min. on 9 VHS video tapes, German language with English subtitles - Edgar Reitz' HEIMAT is something quite different. It took Reitz five years and four months to complete this semi-autobiographical portrait of his own childhood in this hilly region between Frankfurt and Saarbruecken. The performances are outstanding, indeed, emotionally moving and credible down to the last word and gesture. HEIMAT is the incredible saga of a German Family from the end of World War I to 1982. Prepare yourself for and extraordinary experience. The riveting 16-hour Heimat was also a huge hit in England, France and Germany. As ambitious and grand an epic as War and Peace. HEIMAT is and incredible motion picture chronicle - an immersion in the lives, loves, tragedies of the extended Simon family. Shot over two years, with 28 leading performs, 140 speaking roles and 5,000 nonprofessional actors, Heimat is a singular cinematic achievement and now, a major video event. The HEIMAT Chronicle was shown on Public Television nationwide and sponsored by WGBH in Boston. All VHS Sold Out! WN 966 VHS

Heimat #2 on DVDWN 808 DVD
In color and black and white, on 7 DVDs 26 hours, German language with English subtitles - The second section of Edgar Reitz's "film novel" focuses on 10 years (1960 to 1970) in the life of a young classical musician/composer who moves from his small village to Munich. It is a massive sequel of sorts to 1984's Heimat #1, Reitz's 16-hour chronicle of the life in Germany from 1919 to 1982. Although the second Heimat is not a direct continuation of the first Heimat (which roughly translated means "homeland"), its lead character, Hermann Simon (played by Henry Arnold), was featured in the original. Both "Heimats" were shot like theatrical features. The second Heimat had a four year, 552 day shooting schedule, with a cast of 71 major and 310 minor speaking roles and 2,300 extras. Initially shown to record audiences on German TV. Milos Stehlik, director of Facets Video, likens its effect in Germany to that of the 1970's "Roots" in America. Once people get hooked, like a novel, they can't put it down. It has a solid dramatic structure, with characters moving in and out; but it doesn't go overboard like a soap opera. Note: These videos contain some nudity! Some cassettes may contain more than one part.

Order # WN 808 DVD $148.95  $8 Shipping in the U.S. (7 DVDs)

Heimat #2 on VHS Tapes
In color and black and white, on 13 video cassettes 26 hours, German language with English subtitles - The second section of Edgar Reitz's "film novel" focuses on 10 years (1960 to 1970) in the life of a young classical musician/composer who moves from his small village to Munich. It is a massive sequel of sorts to 1984's Heimat #1, Reitz's 16-hour chronicle of the life in Germany from 1919 to 1982. Although the second Heimat is not a direct continuation of the first Heimat (which roughly translated means "homeland"), its lead character, Hermann Simon (played by Henry Arnold), was featured in the original. Both "Heimats" were shot like theatrical features. The second Heimat had a four year, 552 day shooting schedule, with a cast of 71 major and 310 minor speaking roles and 2,300 extras. Initially shown to record audiences on German TV. Milos Stehlik, director of Facets Video, likens its effect in Germany to that of the 1970's "Roots" in America. Once people get hooked, like a novel, they can't put it down. It has a solid dramatic structure, with characters moving in and out; but it doesn't go overboard like a soap opera. Note: These videos contain some nudity! Some cassettes may contain more than one part. Tapes contain ca. 100 to 130 minutes each. 13 tapes, 26 hours.

Order # WN 808 VHS only $38.95 Set of 13 VHS tapes 
$15 Shipping in the U.S.

Heimat #3 on DVD WN 157 DVD
on 4 DVDs, Germany, 2004, color and b&w, 680 min. in German with English subtitles. Beginning in the year 1989, Heimat 3 follows star-crossed lovers Hermann Simon and Clarissa Lichtblau, who meet on the evening of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Caught up in the euphoria over the reunification of their country, the couple reunite as well. They settle in a romantic old house high above the Rhine Valley in the Hunsruck, which draws family and friends from far and wide. The 200-year-old, timber-framed house acts as a hub for the characters, whose stories of love, success, family, and death unfold amidst the uncertainty of the changing times.

Order # WN 157 DVD $88.95  
$8 Shipping in the U.S. (4 DVDs)

How to Live in the German Federal Republic FA 5753
1990, color, ca. 83 min. - Harun Farocki's amazing dissection of modern life in Germany - a country he calls "a training camp in which techniques for living are practices by the professionally living." German language with English subtitles. Contains short scenes of 'adult only' material.

Order # FA 5753 was $78.95

Hunde wollt ihr ewig leben (Stalingrad) BB 925 DVD
Drama, b/w, 1959, ca. 97 min. - The film from the bestseller book! Russlandfeldzug. Die 6. Armee ist hoffnungslos in Stalingrad eingekesselt und wartet verzweifelt auf den Ausbruchsbefehl. Vergebens. Mit dem Angriff des weit ueberlegenen Feindes bricht ein hoellisches Inferno ueber die Eingekesselten zusammen. Es ist das ausweglose Schicksal der Vernichtung einer ganzen Armee. Es spielen: Joachim Hansen, Wilhelm Borchert, P. Carsten. German language with English subtitles

Order # BB 925 DVD $28.95

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Images of the World and the Inscription of War FA 5773
1988/89, color, ca. 75 min. - Direcor Farocki zigzags through different subject matters like photos of Auschwitz, one you will not soon forget, and a half philosophical treatise on photographs of other subjects. German language with English subtitles.

Order # FA 5773 was $78.95

I Am My Own Woman CV 1008
91 min., documentary - Charlotte von Mahlsdorf has lived through the Nazis, domestic violence, East German Communism and the personal pain of anti-gay prejudice. Charlotte von Mahlsdorf (born Lothar Berfelde in 1928) was brought up by her Nazi father who wanted to make her into a proper soldiers. She grew up in Nazi Germany, survived World War II, the East Germany of the Stasis and now the re-united Germany of the skin heads. In this film, Rosa von Praunheim relates the incredible life story of a warmhearted human being who is also a courageous outsider and born fighter. Starring Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, Ichgola Androgyn and Jens Taschner. Please note: Contains male nudity, adults only. N/R. German language with English subtitles.

Order #CV 1008 was $78.95

In a Year of Thirteen Moons FA 998
1970, color, ca. 129 min. - One of Fassbinder's most unusual and daring films, In a Year of Thirteen Moons, stars Erwin Spengler as a man desperately in love with his business partner. He decides to have a sex change operation, becomes Elvira, but this fails to attract the love of his beloved. German language with English subtitles.

Order # FA 998 was $38.95

I Only Want You to Love Me - Fassbinder WF 765
1976, Unrated, ca. 104 min. - Deprived of parental affection throughout childhood, Peter takes his wife and leaves his small town home and moves to the city. Determined to disprove his father's belief that he will never be able to support a family, Peter lands a job and begins a new life. Soon the strains of work, money and marriage aggravate his anxieties. He becomes a compulsive worker and consumer, slowly falling deeper into debt and despair. Finally, Peter snaps and in a terrifying moment of psychological displacement, commits a senseless murder. Written and Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Starring: Vitus Zeplichal, Elke Aberle, Ernie Mangold, Joanna Hofer, and Alexander Allerson. German language with English subtitles.

Order # WF 765 was $48.95

The Inheritors EB 7598
1984, Drama, Not Rated. 89 min.- Director Walter Bannerts critically acclaimed film exposes the terrifying resurgence of new fascist groups who prey on today's youth. On his way home from school, 16-year -old Thomas Feigl (Nikolas Vogel) helps Charley (Roger Schauer), an unemployed teenager, escape from the police. Despite their differing backgrounds, the boys become good friends, and Charley persuades Thomas to join a Neo-Nazi youth group Featured at the 1984 Cannes film Festival, and winner of the Jury Award for Best New Cinematographer at the World film Festival in Montreal. German language with English subtitles.

Order #EB 7598

Die Siebtelbauern - The Inheritors CT 627
1999, Heimatfilm, 94 min. - When a cruel and merciless farmer is murdered, his last will and testament discloses an ironic gift: to everyone's astonishment, the old man leaves his land to the peasant woerkers he constantly humiliated. Rather than sell the land to a tyrannical rival farmer, the strong-willed laborers decide to keep the land for themselves. Their bold decision threatens to disrupt the rigid social order of their town, but not before secrets are revealed and lives changed forever. A compelling tale of love, defiance and tragedy set in a small Austrian village during the turn of the 20th century. German language with English subtitles.

Order # CT 627

Invisible Adversaries FV 111
1977, 112 min. - Set in contemporary Vienna, this controversial film has been called a feminist Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Anna, a Viennese photographer, discovers that extraterrestrial beings are colonizing the minds of her fellow citizens by raising the human aggression level. The outer world immediately becomes disjointed, the the inner world, too, as Anna and her lover try to hang on to their deteriorating relationship. German language with English subtitles.

Order #FV 111

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Journey of Hope HV 90675
ca. 111 min. - A Academy Award-winning movie based on the true story of one man's dream for a better life. Haydar and his wife Meryem are poor Kurdish villagers living with their seven children in Turkey, dreaming of a 'paradise' in Switzerland. Haydar decides to sell his possessions and emigrate illegally to build a better life, and taking his wife and one child, they set off on a journey across the mountains. Haydar and his family are at the mercy of their smugglers, and as the journey progresses, they find that every step they take is more expensive than promised. By the time they reach the Swiss borders, they have lost most of their possessions and all of their money. With nothing but their dream to guide them, they face the most difficult part of their journey, crossing by foot the brutally cold and dangerous Swiss Mountain slopes. Journey of Hope takes you every step of their passage, a perilous adventure towards the promise of a new life - a search for that greater land where every dream you dream comes true.

Order # HV 90675

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Kaspar Hauser, The Mystery of KIN 981
1993, ca. 137 min. - The plot to control the throne of the Duchy of Baden is explored in this eerie, lavish drama of deception and mystery. With the twists and turns of a complex political thriller, Peter Sehr's film is a damning portrait of a corrupt, malignant aristocracy that will stop at nothing to conceal the connection between Kaspar Hauser and the throne. Starring Andre Eisermann, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Katharina Thalbach. German language with English subtitles.

Order # KIN 981 was $78.95

Also see another Kaspar Hauser video under "Every Man For Himself And God For All."

Kameradschaft OL 311
1931, French and English subtitles 92 min., b&w - Directed by G. W. Pabst with Alexander Granach, French and German miners work in their section of a mine located at the border of both countries, bitter towards one another because of the war. But one day an explosion traps the Frenchmen and the German miners come to the rescue. Based on the tragic mining disaster that claimed the lives of fourteen hundred Frenchmen, Kameradschaft is a plea for international coopertion. The film transcends national boundaries and nationalistic prejudices to unite people in a spirit of friendship. Starring George Chalia, David Mendaille, Ernest Busch u.v.a.

Order #OL 311 was $34.95

Kamikaze '89 MV 600
1938, 106 min., Color - bizarre, outrageous - a high punk thriller! The late, great Rainer Werner Fassbinder stars in a riveting fantasy thriller based on Per Wahloeoe's bestselling novel, "Murder On The 31st Floor." It's 1989, and Germany is the richest country in the world - an ideal society where all economic, social and political problems have been solved. Well, almost all. A bomb has been planted in the highrise headquarters of The Combine, a giant conglomerate that controls all media. Police Lieutenant Jansen (Fassbinder) has four days to solve the mystery and a spate of "unexpected deaths." Who or what is Krystopompas? And what's happening on The Combine's 31st floor? Through a nightmarish urban landscape, Jansen stalks his suspects. Starring also Franco Nero, Brigitte Mira and Guenther Kaufmann. German language with English subtitles.

Order #MV 600   

Killer Condom TROM 4310
ca. 90 min. - A living, squirming, and worst of all biting condom is menacing the city. When detective Mackeroni loses a testicle to the latex menace, his pursuit becomes personal. Bizarre, touching, provocative. Adult. Some Nudity. German language with English subtitles.

Order # TROM 4310

Kings of the Road(A Wim Wender Film) PA 671
1976, 176 min., b&w - Written and Directed by Wim Wenders. A sweeping "road" picture about two men who journey along the underpopulated forgotten border regions between East and West Germany. Robert, despondent over the breakup of his marriage, crashes his VW into a river and swims ashore, where he meets Bruno, a projector repairman who akes a living calling on isolated movie houses that dot the German countryside. Together, the two set off on a funny, warm and unforgettable journey across Germany, listening to rock'n'roll, visiting shuttered movie theaters, encountering strangers with strange tales and discovering what it means to be living in Germany today. German language with English subtitles.

Order #PA 671

Other Wim Wender films:

The Goalies Anxiety PA 664
The State of Things PA 662
The Scarlet Letter PA 665
Wrong Move PA 669
Alice in the City PA 663
Kings of the Road PA 671

Knife In The Head NYV 29994
1978, 108 min. - This gripping psychological thriller stars Bruno Ganz (Wings of Desire) as Hoffman, a scientist who one night goes searching for his estranged wife. He arrives at the youth center where she works, only to be caught in a police raid on the radicals who hang out there. In the struggle, he is shot in the head. The damage leaves Hoffman partially paralyzed, unable to speak and without memory. He must rebuild his entire personality. Both the police and radicals try to manipulate Hoffman for their own ends, whole he desperately tries to uncover the truth behind this shooting. German language with English subtitles.

Order #NYV 29994

Kolberg - DVD or VHS IH 286 DVD
1945, color, ca. 118 min., English subtitles - One of the Third Reich's most ambitious spectaculars, three years in the making, mobilized Germany's most talented artists and thousands of extras to recreate the true story of a Prussian town's rebellion against Napoleon's army of occupation. Laced with anti-Christian symbolism and National Socialist ideology, the film is a mirror of Hitler Germany's own war for survival. In its characterization of Kolberg's besieged citizenry, the epic allegorically reflects the spirit of fanatical resolve to fight on that Nazi propaganda was attempting to instill in the German population during the final years of World War 2. The film was directed by Veit Harlan.

Order # IH 286 DVD

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