Good Bye Lenin! | Deluxe Edition | Exquisit Ausgabe

 Product Details

Product Type

» Germany

» 7321921956546 (see sidenotes)

» Warner Bros Home Entertainment

» 3 Discs
» Digipack
» Slipcase
» Postcard
» Booklet

Out of Print
» No

Still in Collection
» Yes

Purchased At

 Disc 1

» Good Bye Lenin! (movie)
» Audio Commentary by director Wolfgang Becker
» Audio Commentary by actors Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß and Florian Lukas
» Mini Making-Of (no dialogue, no subs)
» Theatrical Trailer
» Theatrical Teaser
» Biographies & Filmographies
» Interkosmodus (interactive feature)
» - 50 Behind-the-scenes clips
» - Deleted Scenes
» - Original TV material
» - Text Chalkboards
» - Background Information

» DVD, R2, PAL

» 1.85:1 Anamorphic

» German DD 5.1
» German DD 5.1 (audio descriptive)
» German DD 2.0 Surround

» German, German HoH

 Disc 2

» That's How It Happened (01h 15m 20s)
» J'adore Le Cinema (16m)
» Lenin Learns To Fly (20m 34s)
» Aktuelle Kamera Uncut (07m 57s) (no subs!)

» DVD, R2, PAL

» English (except where stated)

 Disc 3

» The Making of (01h 11m 40s)
» Deleted Scenes (23m) (no subs!)
» Wolfgang Becker & Tom Tykwer On The Deleted Scenes (44m) (No subs!)
» Polaroid-Galerie (04m 19s)
» Herbstgeschichte '89 - Spiegel TV (01h 05m 27s) (no subs!)
» DVD-Rom Contents
» - Weblinks

» DVD, R2, PAL

» English (except where stated)

 Movie Details

Original Title
» Good Bye Lenin!

Alternate Title
» Goodbye Lenin!

» 2003

» Wolfgang Becker

» Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova , Maria Simon, Florian Lukas, Alexander Beyer, Burghart Klaußner, Michael Gwisdek, Christine Schorn, Jürgen Holtz, Jochen Stern, Stefan Walz, Eberhard Kirchberg, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Nico Ledermueller


 Product Photos

 Discjunkie's Comments

Packaging / Design

This is an absolutely beautiful digipack to say the least. The red slipcase is not glossy but it comes with some nicely embossed glossy lettering for the front cover and just some really good looking artwork for the digipack overall.

Also included in a little pocket is an old style postcard and a small booklet.

Disc contents / Extras

At first glance, this edition might seem like a bad choice for anyone who doesn't speak German but once you start digging into the extras on disc 2 and 3 you'll notice that pretty much everything of value is thankfully subtitled in English.

Disc 1 only comes with German subtitling so watching the movie is non to interesting for me, but some of the extras are still of interest. There's an interactive feature that can be turned on through the menus and it allows you to access background info and behind the scenes clips as you're watching the film. These clips are sadly not subtitled in english but a lot of it is most likely covered in the extras on disc 2 and 3 so let's just skip this part for now.

The short mini making of comes without and dialogue or subtitling but only runs for about one and a half minute so it's not very informative. And rounding up the disc after this are the usual array of trailers etc.

The audio commentaries are nice but without english subtitles they're not very interesting for a wider audience.

Getting over to the second and third disc there's a whole bunch of rather lengthy documentaries with full fledged english subtitles, making this edition the best choice by far when it comes to the bonus material. Granted there are a couple of featurettes that are still left unsubtitled but for the most part these are made up of documentary style footage that appears to be taken from real news shows from the time when the film is meant to take place (so it's not particularly interesting unless you have personal connection to Germany. Nor is it directly related to the making of the film).

However, there is a large array of deleted scenes (that can be watched either on there own OR spliced into a conversation between Tom Tykwer and director Wolfgang Becker as they discuss the deleted material) and these are sadly preseneted unsubtitled as well. But all in all, this release comes with better extras than any other edition on the market and so I advice you to pick it up just for the special features alone and go for a second edition featuring better subtitles for the film.


The barcode only appears on an original loose flyer that was shrinkwrapped to the back of the slipcase when it was brand new. This flyer is not pictured as it was not included with my copy (I got it through ebay so go figure).

 Visitors Comments

Posted 2008-03-18 (07:39)

Good for you! I mean if you're not apposed to double dipping this release is worth getting just for the extras.

Stfn Posted 2008-03-17 (22:47)

Ooh! I sense a third edition of this movie entering my humble collection :)

A musthave, I'm afraid!

2 comments in total.

 Post Comment

E-mail: (Not shown)