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Aguirre, The Wrath of God in Full Frame Presentation (1.33:1)
Woyzeck in Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
Cobra Verde in Anamorphic Widescreen (1.77:1)
Nosferatu in Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) - German Language Version Fitzcarraldo in Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
My Best Fiend in Anamorphic Widescreen (1.77:1)
The six-film Herzog/Kinski boxed set is a sleek compilation of a visionary cinematic collaboration. The history of cinema is dotted with great directors who have found an actor whose face, voice, and style capture that director's point of view: Josef Von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich; John Ford and John Wayne; Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro. In 1972, the German director Werner Herzog cast Polish actor Klaus Kinski in Aguirre, the Wrath of God--the result was perhaps the definitive film for both. Kinski had previously made almost 100 films, but his malevolent role--as a Spanish conquistador obsessed with finding gold--shot him into international stardom. Though Herzog and the volatile Kinski were at each other's throats through much of the filming, seven years later the director cast Kinski as the tortured vampire of Nosferatu, Phantom of the Night (a color remake of the silent horror classic) and the title character of Woyzeck, based on the classic expressionistic German play about a jealous, unstable soldier who murders his lover. Both films continued the Herzog-Kinski trademark of intense unflinching emotion and the palpable presence of the raw physical world.
In 1982, Fitzcarraldo carried this ethos to new heights as Kinski portrayed a man who, in order to bring grand opera to the depths of Peru, has a huge steamship hauled over a mountainside using ropes, pulleys, and human endurance. The mad ambition of the film matched that of its hero as Herzog repeatedly placed crew and actors at risk of their lives. Nonetheless, the love-hate relationship between the director and his star carried them into one last film, the uneven but still remarkable Cobra Verde, about a Brazilian bandit sent to Africa to reopen the slave trade. After Kinski's death in 1991, Herzog made a documentary, My Best Fiend, about their decades of collaboration; the result rivals their previous work as a testament to human extremity. --Bret Fetzer
These works document one of film history's most creative collaborations: that of director Werner Herzog and actor Klaus Kinski. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jadjee
This 6 film package of Werner Herzog contains 3 of his best and well known films: Aguirre-The Wrath of God, Nosferatu and Fitzcarraldo. Read morePublished 13 months ago by B. Ying
AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD: An absolutely insane and intoxicating mix of Herzog and Kinski-driven madness, dark humor, raw cinematography, and haunting absurdity, Aguirre is driven... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Anthony L.
I love this collection because my interests go beyond entertainment and into the realm of what makes actors and directors tick. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ben J Korgen
Very very frightening and enlightening films. Cobra Verde is just as eerie as Aguirre the Wrath of God. I love these films! Herzog is great.
I found the box set was as advertised. Even if DVDs are becoming a thing of the past, Herzog's films aren't the easiest to locate (in Indiana, USA). Read morePublished on April 11, 2013 by Scott Volz
I found most of these movies boring save the one about the boat and the one about the vampire. Those two were not quite worth the price of box set, but I would buy them again as... Read morePublished on March 1, 2012 by Shoe Warehouse