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On this page I've collected availableitems I found on Lex Barker. The books are written in German and I think they are not available in English, but nevertheless most of them are worth being bought because of their wonderful pictures. Some DVDs do only have the German version, which is a pity not only to foreign collectors, but some DVDs are available both German and English. The CD is original of course ... ;-)

The following collection is surely not complete, and I can't guarantee the mentioned topics to be available, but they are offered at the time. There surely are some other shops which offer the same topics, we do not want to favour special companies.

I appreciate suggestions and additional hints to this list at any time! Just send me a Mail! I want to thank everybody who helped keeping this list timely by sending information!

 

Hint: Some Karl-May movies have been released in May 2005 with English version, too! For more information see below.


Last updated: 01-24-2016

 



 

Books

Biography by Michael Petzel New! Lex Barker — Unsterblicher Old Shatterhand

A new book on Lex Barker and his movies, mainly the Karl May movies, will be released in March 2014 by Karl May Verlag. (German Language only)


 


Biography by Reiner Boller New edition! Lex Barker - Die illustrierte Biographie

A new edition of Reiner Boller's Lex Barker biography has been released by Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf-Verlag. (German Language only) A must for all Lex Barker fans and friends! Don't fail to buy this book! The new edition contains new interviews with contemporaries, new pics and other stuff.

Hint  This book doesn't replace Arild Rafalzik's biography because they contain some different pictures and stories.


 


Biography by Arild RafalzikMr. Old Shatterhand. Sein Leben - Seine Filme

Ok, all books that we are going to introduce here are written in German. They are well worth their weight in gold though, even if you're unable to speak German. Arilds biography is filled with nice pictures and Lex Barkers lifestory.

Seems to be out of print.


 


Filmography by Manfred ChristVon Tarzan bis Old Shatterhand / Lex Barker und seine Filme

This is mainly filled with pics and posters and movie stills from Lex Barker. An eye-candy store for every Barker fan.

Seems to be out of print.


 

Hint Now at last something for our english speaking visitors: Karl May Books in English!

Nemsi Books publishes English translations of Karl-May books.

Karl-May books in English, translated by Marlies Bugmann of the Australian Friends of Karl May are available for example at amazon.com.

 

Title Author Publisher ISBN-No. Annotations
New! Lex Barker — Unsterblicher Old Shatterhand Michael Petzel Karl-May-Verlag 978-3-7802-3019-5 Description
New edition: Lex Barker — die illustrierte Biographie Reiner Boller/
Christina Böhme
Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf-Verlag 978-3-89602-908-9 Description
Lex Barker — die offizielle Biographie Reiner Boller/
Christina Böhme
Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf-Verlag 3-89602-444-2 As important as Arild's Biography!
Description
Lex Barker
"Mr. Old Shatterhand" — Sein Leben — Seine Filme
Arild Rafalzik Filmland Presse München 3-88 690-200-5 Wonderful biography, a must for fans!
Description
Von Tarzan bis Old Shatterhand
Lex Barker und seine Filme
Manfred Christ Günter Albert Ulmer Verlag, Tuningen 3-924191-81-6 More than just a filmography, lots of great pics!
Description
Karl-May-Filmbuch Michael Petzel Karl May Verlag 3-7802-0153-4 2nd edition with a lot of additinal material! Very interesting book with lots of details about the making of the "Karl-May-movies" of the sixties, with bios and many pics, very recommendable!
Der Weg zum Silbersee Michael Petzel Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf-Verlag 3-89602-358-6 Sets and shooting of the Karl-May movies in a colorful pictured book! About 280 pages and 300 photos!
Karl-May-Stars Michael Petzel Karl May Verlag 3-7802-0162-3 Portraits of the main actors and a lot of so far unknown pics!
Das große Karl-May-Buch
Sein Leben-Seine Bücher, seine Filme
Jörg Kastner Bastei Lübbe Paperback 3-404-28206-X Short biography of Karl May, the main part of the book tells all about the movies - the old ones, too. Interesting! Out of print, try ebay!
Das große Album der Karl-May-Filme Bd. 1 Editor: Michael Petzel Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf-Verlag 3-89602-469-8 Most impressiv huge film strip!
Das große Album der Karl-May-Filme Bd. 2 Editor: Michael Petzel Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf-Verlag 3-89602-479-5 Most impressiv huge film strip!
Old Shatterhand — Filmbildband Michael Petzel Karl May Verlag 3-7802-3013-5 Like the movie film strips of the 60ies.
Das Western-Lexikon
1567 Filme von 1894 bis heute
Joe Hembus Heyne Filmbibliothek 3-453-08121-8 New edition by Benjamin Hembus. Essential for Western-Fans (deals only with films that ran in Germany); contains all western movies with Lex Barker that were shown in Germany (cinema or TV) and all Karl-May-movies that take place in the Wild West. Out of print?
TARZAN UND HOLLYWOOD Reiner Boller, Julian Lesser Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf-Verlag 3-89602-499-X About Sol Lessers Tarzan movies and life of Johnny Weissmueller, with about 50 pages about Lex and some great new pictures, in German
Brad Harris — "Ein amerikanischer Bayer" Reiner Boller Gryphon Verlag 3-937800-55-7 Contains anecdotes about Lex Barker and "Mr. Dynamit - Morgen küßt Euch der Tod", where Brad played "Cliff".
Gustavo Rojo: Abenteuer von Tarzan bis Winnetou Reiner Boller Marheinecke 978-3932053672 Contains infos to the five Karl-May movies, in which he appeared!
Das große Album der Karl-May-Filme — special edition Editor: Michael Petzel Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf-Verlag 978-3896027276 Limited edition, every book autographed by Marie Versini.
Vom Silbersee zum Tal der Toten Editor: Michael Châtain MPW 978-3942621120 Few new contents, but new pictures, many of them of foreign publications

 


 

DVDs

Additionally to the beyond mentioned DVDs there are a lot of collections or boxes with Lex Barker films in different combinations with other movies (cloak and dagger, western, adventure...) which change so often that I can't mention them.

Please note: I don't list videos anymore!

Hint Please note: PAL format will probably not play on U.S. DVD players (maybe on computers). DVDs in PAL format are generally region code 2, which will not play on U.S. DVD players!

Hint Infos on film formats in general and especially the Barker-DVDs!


You can show the entries according to the date of entry or to the year just like the filmographie.

Date Title Year language PAL/NTSC Format
(approx.)
Annotations

Movies:

12-20-2005 Wenn du bei mir bist  1970  German  DVD-PAL  16:9   
01-01-2006 Aoom  1969  Hispanic  DVD-PAL  16:9  "Aoom" and new movie "El Genio Tranquilo" together with book about director Gonzalo Suarez, no German seller. Can be ordered for example at www.ochoymedio.com 
05-27-2006 Winnetou und Shatterhand im Tal der Toten  1968  German  DVD-PAL    Together with "Old Shatterhand" in the "Shatterhand box" 
04-10-2005 The Castle of the Walking Dead  1967  German
English 
DVD-PAL  16:9  There is an interview with Lex as additional material.There are different DVD versions, among them NTSC format DVDs, available. 
08-12-2009 Woman Times Seven  1967  English/
German 
DVD-PAL  4:3  English and German 
02-01-2008 Le Carnaval des Barbouzes  1966  German  DVD-PAL  16:9   
02-26-2014 Mr. Dynamit - Morgen küßt Euch der Tod  1966  German  DVD-PAL  16:9  By Transit-Film 
12-10-2014 Mr. Dynamit - Morgen küßt Euch der Tod  1966  German  DVD-PAL  16:9  Released by Pidax-Film, contains interview with Dr. Hechelhammer from the BND as bonus. 
01-01-2005 Half Breed  1966  German/ English  DVD-PAL  2,35:1  In Collectors Box 1, see below 
08-10-2013 Half Breed  1966  German  Blu-Ray  2,35:1  in box with Treasure of Silver Lake and Winnetou und sein Freund Old Firehand 
03-01-2008 Wer kennt Jonny R.?  1966  German  DVD-PAL  16:9  Together with A Place called Glory in "Lex-Barker-Collection-Box" (2 DVDs) 
01-01-2005 The Desperado Trail  1965  German  DVD-PAL  2,35:1  In Collectors Box 3, see below 
08-10-2013 The Desperado Trail  1965  German  Blu-Ray  2,35:1   
03-01-2005 Im Reich des silbernen Löwen  1965  German  DVD-PAL  2,35:1  In DVD box together with "Der Schut" and "Durchs wilde Kurdistan" 
03-01-2005 Durchs wilde Kurdistan  1965  German  DVD-PAL  2,35:1  In DVD box together with "Der Schut" and "Im Reich des Silbernen Löwen" 
03-04-2008 A Place called Glory  1965  German  DVD-PAL  16:9  Together with "Wer kennt Jonny R.?" in "Lex-Barker-Collection-Box" (2 DVDs)! 
02-10-2013 Twenty-Four Hours to Kill  1965  German  DVD-PAL  2,35:1   
01-29-2006 Pyramid of the Sun God  1965  German  DVD-PAL    Together with "Schatz der Azteken" in "Mexiko-Box" 
08-10-2013 Pyramid of the Sun God  1965  German  Blu-Ray  2,35:1  in Box with Treasure of the Aztecs  
08-10-2013 Treasure of the Aztecs  1965  German  Blu-Ray  2,35:1  in box with Pyramid of the Sun God  
01-29-2006 Treasure of the Aztecs  1965  German  DVD-PAL  16:9  in Box with Pyramid of the Sun God 
01-01-2005 Last of the Renegades  1964  German/ English  DVD-PAL  2,35:1  In Collectors Box 3, see below  
08-10-2013 Last of the Renegades  1964  German  Blu-Ray  2,35:1   
03-01-2005 Der Schut  1964  German  DVD-PAL  2,35:1  As DVD box together with "Durchs wilde Kurdistan" and "Im Reich des Silbernen Löwen" 
02-10-2013 Code 7, Victim 5 / Table Bay  1964  German  DVD-PAL  2,35:1   
05-27-2006 Old Shatterhand  1963  German  DVD-PAL  2,35:1  On DVD in "Shatterhand"-Box together with "Winnetou und Shatterhand im Tal der Toten" 
01-01-2005 Apache Gold  1963  German/ English  DVD-PAL  2,35:1  In Karl-May-Collector's Box 3, see unten 
08-10-2013 Apache Gold  1963  German  Blu-Ray  2,35:1   
02-01-2005 Il Boia di Venezia  1963  German  DVD-PAL  16:9   
02-10-2014 Il Boia di Venezia  1963  German  DVD-PAL    To be released in 2014 in the original cinema version. 
03-08-2011 Il Misterio del Tempio Indiano  1963  German  DVD-PAL  16:9  in box with part 1 
03-08-2011 Kali Yug, la Dea della Vendetta  1963  German  DVD-PAL  16:9  in Box with part 2 
05-20-2013 Frühstück im Doppelbett  1963  German  DVD-PAL  4:3  Released at Pidax 
06-02-2013 Tempesta su Ceylon  1963  German  DVD-PAL  2,35:1  Released at Fernsehjuwelen 
01-01-2005 Treasure of Silver Lake  1962  German/ English  DVD-PAL  2,35:1  In Collectors Box 1, see below 
08-10-2013 Treasure of Silver Lake  1962  German  Blu-Ray  2,35:1   
05-20-2013 Frauenarzt Dr. Sibelius  1962  German  DVD-PAL  4:3  Released at Pidax 
07-16-2005 Die unsichtbaren Krallen des Dr. Mabuse  1962  German  DVD-PAL  16:9  On DVD in Mabuse-Box by Universum with 6 films, among them both Barker films! 
01-01-2005 Im Stahlnetz des Dr. Mabuse  1961  German  DVD-PAL  16:9  On DVD in Mabuse box by Universum with 6 films, among them both Barker films 
01-01-2004 Il Segreto dello Sparviero Nero  1961  German  DVD-PAL  2,35:1   
04-01-2007 Robin Hood e i Pirati  1960  German  DVD-PAL  16:9   
03-01-2005 I Pirati della Costa  1960  German  DVD-PAL  16:9   
09-20-2004 Il Cavaliere dei Cento Volti  1960  German  DVD-PAL  16:9   
11-27-2003 El Secreto de los Hombres Azules  1960  German  DVD-PAL  4:3  DEFA TV dubbing 
02-05-2011 Il Terrore della Maschera Rossa  1959  German  DVD-PAL  16:9   
02-26-2004 La Scimitarra del Saraceno  1959  German  DVD-PAL  16:9   
01-01-2008 La Dolce Vita  1959  Italian  DVD-PAL    Import from Great Britain, Italian with English subtitles 
07-11-2013 Capitan Fuoco  1958  German  DVD-PAL  4:3   
11-12-2011 The Deerslayer  1957  German  DVD-PAL  2,35:1   
02-08-2015 Jungle Heat  1957  German  DVD-PAL  4:3  To be released by Pidax in May 2015 
05-22-2007 The Girl in Black Stockings  1957  English  DVD-NTSC  4:3   
02-08-2015 The Girl in Black Stockings  1957  German  DVD-PAL  4:3  To be released by Pidax in May 2015 
10-11-2013 War Drums  1957  German/ English  DVD-PAL  4:3  Released in autumn 2013 
01-01-2008 Away All Boats  1956  German/ English  DVD-PAL  4:3   
08-03-2012 Duel on the Mississippi  1955  English  DVD-NTSC     
04-18-2014 The Yellow Mountain  1954  German/ English  DVD-PAL  16:9  To be releasedc on June 12th 2014 at "Koch Media Western Legenden" 
02-10-2008 La Vendetta dei Thugs  1954  Italian  DVD-PAL     
09-10-2013 Thunder over the Plains  1953  English  DVD-PAL     
06-01-2012 Tarzan and the She-Devil  1953  English  DVD-NTSC  4:3  all Lex-Barker-Tarzan movies in Box released in USA, see Warner Shop. 
02-29-2004 Battles of Chief Pontiac  1952  English  DVD-NTSC  4:3   
06-01-2012 Tarzan's Savage Fury  1952  English  DVD-NTSC  4:3  all Lex-Barker-Tarzan movies in Box released in USA, see Warner Shop. 
06-01-2012 Tarzan's Peril  1951  English  DVD-NTSC  4:3  all Lex-Barker-Tarzan movies in Box released in USA, see Warner Shop. 
06-01-2012 Tarzan and the Slave Girl  1950  English  DVD-NTSC  4:3  all Lex-Barker-Tarzan movies in Box released in USA, see Warner Shop. 
06-01-2012 Tarzan's Magic Fountain  1949  English  DVD-NTSC  4:3  all Lex-Barker-Tarzan movies in Box released in USA, see Warner Shop. 
01-01-2007 Mr. Blandings builds his Dream House  1948  English  DVD-NTSC  4:3   
01-01-2009 Mr. Blandings builds his Dream House  1948  German/ English  DVD-PAL  4:3  In Cary-Grant box 3. 
04-02-2003 Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome  1947  English  DVD-NTSC  4:3   
01-01-2003 Under The Tonto Rim  1947  English  DVD-PAL    Together with "Sunset Pass", also available at amazon.co.uk 
01-01-2003 Under The Tonto Rim  1947  English  DVD-NTSC  4:3   
01-01-2010 Crossfire  1947  English/ German  DVD-PAL  4:3   
10-26-2009 Unconquered  1947  English  DVD-NTSC  4:3   
06-01-2005 Doll Face  1945  English  DVD-NTSC  4:3   

Guest appearances and TV series:

03-01-2014  The F.B.I., ep. "Three Way Split"  1971  English  DVD-NTSC  4:3  The 6th season is available at amazon.com, in which Lex is in one episode! 
01-24-2016  Rudi-Carrell Show  1971  German  DVD-PAL  4:3  To be released on March 18th 2016 bei Pidax
08-01-2005  Tales of Tomorrow, ep. "Red Dust"  1952  English  DVD-NTSC  4:3  In Collection 2 

 

 

On May 2nd 2005 a new Karl May Collector's Box has been released, containing 3 Boxes each with 3 films. Quality is superb, but the best news is:
2 films of each box are in German and in English, too!


A very detailed critique can be found here! (German)


Box 1 "Der Mythos lebt!":


Box 2 "Winnetou trifft Old Surehand":


Box 3 "Winnetou reitet wieder":

 

For more information see Universum-Film (German language only) and dvd-inside.de.

 

Information on the English dubbing can be found on the dubbing page now.

 


 

Record/CD

No need for a table, because there's just one record with Lex as far as I know. The songs are available on CD today:


CD-CoverWinnetou du warst mein Freund

Bear Family Records P.O. BOX 1154
D-27727Hambergen - Germany
Tel: 04794/9300-0
Fax: 04794/9300-20
BCD 15984 AH   Released in 1996

Available for example at jpc for 16,99 Euro.


Containes the two only songs ever recorded with Lex, both from 1965:

Here are some Sound bites and pictures taken in the studio while recording these songs!

If you don't understand the text - don't mind, it's not worth translating it, but the melodies are very nice and Lex' voice is simply great!

 

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