Cover image for Steppenwolf
Publication Information:
Chatsworth, CA : Home Vision Entertainment : Distributed by Image Entertainment, c2006.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; full screen presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: R.
Language Note:
In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Added Title:
Title on container: Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf
General Note:
Originally produced as a German/Swiss motion picture in 1974.

Special features: Trailer (1 min.).
Main title/The pain -- Tractate on the Steppenwolf -- Funeral procession -- Black eagle -- Dreams -- Foxtrot -- Nightclubbing -- Careful, they might be listening -- Divine ball -- Magic theatre -- Execution of Harry.
Europe, after the Great War. Harry Haller, solitary intellectual, is beset by reflections on his being ill suited for the world of everyday regular people, specifically for frivolous bourgeois society. All his life Harry has feared his dual nature--being both human and beast--so he has decided to die on his 50th birthday, which is soon. The mysterious Hermine, who takes him dancing, introduces him to jazz, to the beautiful and whimsical Maria, and guides him into the hallucinations of the Magic Theater, which seem to take him into Hell. Hermine rescues Harry from his solipsism, but can humor and sin lead to salvation, thus saving modern man? The producers were attempting to make "the first Jungian film, " and the requisite special effects, cutting-edge at the time, required seven years of complicated pre-production.