Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday. While the chaotic world around him careers toward the madness and folly of World War II, Oskar pounds incessantly on his beloved tin drum and perfects his uncannily piercing shrieks. The Tin Drum, which earned the Palme d'Or at Cannes and the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, is a visionary adaptation from VOLKER SCHLÃNDORFF (Young TÃ¶rless) of Nobel laureate GÃ¼nter Grass's... acclaimed novel, characterized by surreal imagery, arresting eroticism, and clear-eyed satire. SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES New, restored high-definition digital transfer of the complete version, approved by director Volker SchlÃ¶ndorff Newly remastered 5.1 surround soundtrack, approved by SchlÃ¶ndorff and presented in DTS-HD Master Audio New interview with SchlÃ¶ndorff about the making of The Tin Drum and the creation of the 2010 restored, complete version New interview with film scholar Timothy Corrigan German audio recording from 1987 of author GÃ¼nter Grass reading an excerpt from his novel The Tin Drum with musical accompaniment, illustrated with the corresponding scene from the film Television interview excerpts featuring SchlÃ¶ndorff, Grass, actors David Bennent and Mario Adorf, and co-writer Jean-Claude CarriÃ¨re reflecting on their experiences making the film Trailer New English subtitle translation PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Atkinson and 1978 statements by Grass about the adaptation of his novel [show more]
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