Video — 2 videodiscs (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (24 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. With a palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to Weill's irresistible score, The threepenny opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema." -- container.