DVD - 2007 | German
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"A cornerstone of the horror film. F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu is triumphantly reborn in this breathtaking new restoration by the F.W. Murnau Foundation. Backed by an orchestral performance of Hans Erdmann's 1922 score (recorded in 5.1 stereo surround), the Kino International edition is derived from a new high-definition transfer of Murnau's masterpiece, with unprecedented visual clarity and historical faithfulness to the original release version. This double-disc collection presents the film with the original German intertitles as well as with newly-translated English intertitle. Accompanying the film is a 52-minute documentary by Luciano Berriatua which provides a detailed account of the production and explores the filmmaker's involvement in the occult"--Container.


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Feb 05, 2015

If you ask me - In the 92 years since Max Schreck played Count Orlok (Dracula) in Nosferatu, no other actor has even come close to matching the blood-chilling hideousness of his portrayal.

With his skeletal frame, rodent face, long nails, and pointed ears, Schreck excells, beyond compare, as being the most truly terrifying of all screen vampires.

Nosferatu is an exceptional product of the German Expressionist era in filmmaking and is a real milestone in the history of cinematic horror.

This early, silent-version of Dracula is (at times) brilliantly eerie, full of imaginative touches that none of the later vampire films ever managed to recapture.

Aug 08, 2011

The original vampyre movie, and possibly still the best. Due to it basically ripping off the best bits of Bram Stoker's novel, they tried covering things up with having the Baron killed by the sun shining on him at the end, and thus created a new piece of 'genre rule'. Oddly, however, it didn't work and Mr. Stoker's widow sued anyway.

Brilliant stuff, and worth seeking out the two-disc 'restored' version with the tinted film and 90% of the restored scenes (apparently there's still one scene that hasn't shown up anywhere, and all of the original German prints were destroyed at one point due to the content being deemed ill-suited to to someone's morals).

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