Taxi Zum Klo: 30th Anniversary Edition - Complete Remastered Directors Cut

Taxi Zum Klo: 30th Anniversary Edition - Complete Remastered Director's Cut

By Breaking Glass Pictures



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Three decades after it first hit cinemas and shocked mainstream audiences, Frank Ripploh's groundbreaking debut feature returns in this digitally remastered director's cut. Hailed as one of the defining behind the queer cinema genre, the film is now, for the first time, widely available on home video and complete with rarely-seen special features. Ripploh's semi-autobiographical snapshot of the life of a gay schoolteacher captures an unyielding vision of gay culture in 1981 West Berlin. Through his gritty portrayal of a dual lifestyle ? one that combines daily lesson plans and nightly hookups in public bathrooms ? Ripploh laid bare the dark secrets of the closeted lifestyle and contributed to the birth of a new genre. Taxi Zum Klo is a pivotal piece of cinematic history that shows audiences how far a film can go and how much the modern gay mainstream has evolved.

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Reasons to Buy

  1. Pre-condom kinky German sex.
  2. I waited in line for hours to see this landmark film many years ago -- you don't need to wait anymore.
  3. Interesting that director Frank Rippploh (with the exception of a tepid sequel Taxi Nach Kairo), never made another feature film.

DVD Features

Interview with Director Frank Ripploh for Taxi nach Kairo
Pictures & Video of the MAX-OPHULS-PREIS Film Prize Celebration
Frank Ripploh's Illustrated Idea Album with Pictures of the Pre-Production of Taxi zum Klo
International Press Clippings
Written Interviews with Frank Ripploh
Original Press Kit
Original & French Trailers
Production Stills


  • Director: Frank Ripploh
  • Writer: Frank Ripploh
  • Length: 1 hrs. 38 mins.
  • Rating: NR
  • Released: Jan 04 2011
  • Added: Jan 12 2011
  • Production Year: 1980
  • TLA SKU: 1563349
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • UPC Code: 853937002506
  • Catalog #: DV1187404


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3 Reviews for Taxi Zum Klo: 30th Anniversary Edition - Complete Remastered Director's Cut

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Review by Raymond Murray

By: Raymond Murray
In-House Review - Aug 13 2012
The consciousness and perception of gay men was revealed to a surprisingly large heterosexual audience when this witty and charming, but controversial social comedy opened theatrically in the USA in 1981.

Unflinchingly honest and unprete... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by two4699

By: two4699
I saw this particular film many years ago, and as cutting edge as it was then, it stilll holds that edge even in 2011.....the struggle of any man, straight or gay, to be monogamous is a daunting task....mix that with the early pre-AIDS 1980's when th... Read More

Review by Amos Lassen

By: Amos Lassen
A Look Back
Amos Lassen
I have wanted to review "Taxi Zum Klo" (Taxi to the Toilet) released by Cinevista Vide for a long time but it has gone for long periods of being out of print or simply unattainable. I finally got... Read More

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