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German Videodiscs

language laboratory catalog

Derrick: Die Dame aus Amsterdam
Videodisc from the Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen; detective show in which Derrick must solve two murders which seem to have no connection, but which in the end do relate to die Dame aus Amsterdam; accompanying video guide includes a complete video transcript, comprehension and vocabulary assessment tools, and a test; to be used with accompanying Macintosh software.
59 minutes

Vienna: The Spirit of a City
Full-feature format (CAV), double-sided videodisc by filmmaker Titus Leber; 15,000 still pictures and 20 minutes of motion footage; two audio tracks provide choice of German or English narration; history of Vienna through images which include prints and photos of six centuries of Habsburg rule, examples from the major collections of 20 museums, selections from the great musical traditions of the city, and studies of the architectural treasures of Baroque palaces, Gothic churches, Ringstrasse landmarks, and Art Nouveau buildings; accompanying 136-page, illustrated guide book includes frame-by-frame, alphabetical, and music indexes, glossary of German names, timeline of Viennese history, Habsburg family tree, and maps of Vienna and Austria.
30 minutes