Lars von Trier's stunning debut film is the story of Fisher, an exiled ex-cop who returns to his old beat to catch a serial killer with a taste for young girls. Influenced equally by Hitchcock and science fiction, von Trier (Zentropa, Breaking the Waves, The Idiots) boldly reinvents expressionist style for his own cinematic vision of a post-apocalyptic world. Shot in shades of sepia, with occasional, startling flashes of bright blue, The Element of Crime (Forbrydelsens … mehrElement) combines dark mystery and operatic sweep to yield a pure celluloid nightmare.
- New widescreen digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
- Stig Björkman’s critically acclaimed 52-minute documentary Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars von Trier (1997), with optional English subtitles
- In English, with optional subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
- Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
- New cover by Olga Krigman weniger