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In 1928, after years of struggles within the studio system, Erich von Stroheim found the opportunity to create his crowning achievement: a storybook romance of intoxicating beauty, counterbalanced with a frightfully grim tale of moral corruption. Gloria Swanson stars as an innocent convent girl who falls under the spell of a handsome prince (Walter Byron) on the eve of his marriage to a diabolical queen (Seena Owen). Queen Kelly might have been one of von Stroheim's greatest films had actress/producer Swanson not halted it in mid-production. Kino on Video presents the critically-acclaimed restoration of von Stroheim's ambitious epic, which incorporates many of the scenes (set within an African brothel) that caused Swanson to shut down the film. Also featured on this disc are rare outtakes, Swanson's alternate ending, and a little-seen TV performance by von Stroheim.

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Special Features Audio commentary by biographer Richard Koszarski Rare outtake footage The Kino International restored ending The "Swanson Ending" Videotaped introduction by Gloria Swanson Excerpt of the original screenplay Production documents Photo gallery "Man of Many Skins," a 1952 TV performance Audio clips of cinematographer Paul Ivano, assistant William Marguiles, Allan Dwan, and Billy Wilder Dossier on Merry-Go-Round, with excerpts of scenes directed by von Stroheim A note on the film by Erich von Stroheim

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