Nosferatu: Kino Classics
Deluxe Remastered Edition
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An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Nosferatu is the quintessential silent vampire film, crafted by legendary German director F. W. Murnau (Sunrise, Faust, The Last Laugh). Rather than depicting Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair gentleman, Murnau's Graf Orlok (as portrayed by Max Schreck) is a nightmarish, spidery creature of bulbous head and taloned claws -- perhaps the most genuinely disturbing incarnation of vampirism yet envisioned. Nosferatu was an atypical expressionist film in that much of it was shot on location. While directors such as Lang and Lubitsch built vast forests and entire towns within the studio, Nosferatu's landscapes, villages and castle were actual locations in the Carpathian Mountains. Murnau was thus able to infuse the story with the subtle tones of nature: both pure and fresh as well as twisted and sinister. Remastered in high definition for the first time and making its Blu-ray debut exclusively from Kino Classics.
BONUS FEATURES: Two-disc set features two versions of the film, the original German Intertitles (with optional English subtitles) or English Intertitles, Han s Erdmann s original 1922 score in 5.1 Surround or 2.0 Stereo, The Language of Shadows a 52 minute documentary chronicling the early career of F.W. Murnau, a series of clips and highlights from other F.W. Murnau films, Photo Gallery
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A gothic, horror film that tells a story about a vampire named Count Orlok to explore the German city of Wisbog to make a plague. As for the story, it's well unique and aged. It isn't hard to watch if you aren't a modern movie-goer where today's audiences only cares about today's technology. If this is hard for to watch all the way through, then do something else for your interest and that doesn't make you a good movie audience when it comes to 20th Century movies. Isn't that quite simple?
Acting it exactly how it needs to be. Modern audiences would probably say they're overacting and that's false. This movie was made in different era. The acting was on point. Max Schreck's, an actor who played the vampiric character, acting's the biggest thing this was ever done and that's how it carried the story. If Academy Awards was existed at the time, then this Best Male Acting in Leading Role would go to Max Schreck, in my opinion.
Simple to say about this. The director, F.W. Murnau, did an excellent job on this one. The movie made a perfect direction on the characters, places and story the way this movie needed to be. Sure, it took time and work but it nailed to the point on how this movie carried the story.
Different era. Editing, however, is not an easy job to do. This job does take a lot of patient and editor have to make sure a person edits scene-to-scene after each direction. Modern audience may say this job might be made from the computing or whatever but that's not true, this was made by the order of the director with the camera and his crew done this scene after scene, that's how it worked. There was no computer at that era, just filmed the movie with the camera on your own. Simple.
The soundtrack is fantastic and dramatic. However, the version of this soundtrack may be different because this is a Blu-ray version, so this movie has different versions of music when it's on VHS, DVD or Blu-ray. Maybe I can say who knows?
Now this is a movie that really paved the way for horror since. About my opinion on this movie, why would I give the film a praise? The movie is an absolute masterpiece. Considering the year the movie was made, using everything to the power it could. The acting, cinematography, musical score, directing, editing, atmosphere, makeup design and costumes are all top-notch for this movie. Everything about this movie is mysterious and phenomenal, the way Max Schreck walks and his hand gestures. There are things to say about this movie is just mysterious, no matter how amazing this movie was made back then. It's 1922 and this movie shown the true power of film-making that changed cinema forever. I haven't watched "Metropolis" or "The Artist" yet, so I'll keep in mind about silent movies that has good film-making. As I say again, this movie is a finest masterpiece and I will now consider it as one of my 5 greatest films ever made and all-time. If you love movies and want to learn about film-making in general, then this movie is a must-see! Highly recommend!