A 40-second comment from Schlondorff after The Tin Drum tied with Apocalypse Now for the top prize at Cannes, the Palme d’Or. The theatrical trailer runs 3 ½ minutes in 1080i. The enclosed 17-page booklet contains some film stills, cast and crew lists, critic Geoffrey Macnab’s appreciation of the movie, and brief comments from original author Gunter Grass on the adaptation. The Criterion Blu-rays include a maneuvering tool called “Timeline” which can be pulled up from the menu or by pushing the red button on the remote. It shows you your progress on the disc and the title of the chapter you’re now in. Additionally, two other buttons on the remote can place or remove bookmarks if you decide to stop viewing before reaching the end of the film or want to mark specific places for later reference.
4.5/5 (not an average)
A one-of-a-kind, haunting cinematic event, The Tin Drum comes to Blu-ray in an exquisite high definition release with sterling picture and excellent sound and with a more than ample array of bonus features. Highly recommended!