Nosferatu [Deluxe Edition] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray] [1922]

  • SKU: 21929369
  • Release Date: 11/19/2013
  • Rating: NR
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 8)

    Special Features


    • The Language of Shadows (2007), a 52-minute documentary on the making of Nosferatu
    • Lengthy excerpts from other films by F.W. Murnau: journey into the night (1920), the haunted castle (1921), phantom (1922), the finances of the grand duke (1924), tarfuffe (1925), faust (1926), and tabu (1931)
    • Image gallery

    Synopsis


    Nosferatu
    F. W. Murnau's landmark vampire film Nosferatu isn't merely a variation on Bram Stoker's Dracula: it's a direct steal, so much so that Stoker's widow went to court, demanding in vain that the Murnau film be suppressed and destroyed. The character names have been changed to protect the guilty (in the original German prints, at least), but devotees of Stoker will have little trouble recognizing their Dracula counterparts. The film begins in the Carpathian mountains, where real estate agent Hutter (Gustav von Wagenheim) has arrived to close a sale with the reclusive Herr Orlok (Max Schreck). Despite the feverish warnings of the local peasants, Hutter insists upon completing his journey to Orlok's sinister castle. While enjoying his host's hospitality, Hutter accidently cuts his finger-whereupon Orlok tips his hand by staring intently at the bloody digit, licking his lips. Hutter catches on that Orlok is no ordinary mortal when he witnesses the vampiric nobleman loading himself into a coffin in preparation for his journey to Bremen. By the time the ship bearing Orlok arrives at its destination, the captain and crew have all been killed-and partially devoured. There follows a wave of mysterious deaths in Bremen, which the local authorities attribute to a plague of some sort. But Ellen, Hutter's wife, knows better. Armed with the knowledge that a vampire will perish upon exposure to the rays of the sun, Ellen offers herself to Orlok, deliberately keeping him "entertained" until sunrise. At the cost of her own life, Ellen ends Orlok's reign of terror once and for all. Rumors still persist that Max Schreck, the actor playing Nosferatu, was actually another, better-known performer in disguise. Whatever the case, Schreck's natural countenance was buried under one of the most repulsive facial makeups in cinema history-one that was copied to even greater effect by Klaus Kinski in Werner Herzog's 1979 remake - Nosferatu the Vampyre. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Max Schreck
      Max Schreck - Graf Orlok, Nosferatu
    • Alexander Granach
      Alexander Granach - Knock
    • Gustav VonWangenheim
      Gustav VonWangenheim - Hutter, His Employee
    • Image coming soon
      Greta Schroeder - Ellen Hutter
    • Image coming soon
      G.H. Schnell - Harding, Shipowner



    Customer rating

    4.3
    88%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      classic

      Posted
      prlwctd

      This silent film classic, the first film version of Dracula, shouldn't really be available today, quite ironically. Although director F. W. Murnau gave credit to Bram Stoker's book, he didn't seek permission. This led to Stoker's widow suing him; a case which she won. The German court ordered all copies of the film destroyed, but, somehow, the movie survived & was later shown in both the U.K. & the U.S. Regardless of its illegal status, this is a wonderfully spooky piece even today. Max Schreck's Count is probably the most grotesque-looking vampire in history.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      great movie

      Posted
      silentglob

      I have been a fan of silent movies for years and this is one of my favorites. Nosferatu is much better than some of the modern day vampire movies, which seem to glorify and beautify vampires. Nosferatu is a classic horror movie which tends to make vampires out to be the villans that they should be. My only complaint is that I foolishly bought the shortest version of the movie on DVD. I would highly recommend to any one who is considering this addition to their DVD collection to spend a little extra money and buy one of the longer versions of the movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Great piece of cinema history ruined

      Posted
      clairbearski
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      A classic silent film is ruined by a really awful heavy metal sound track by a second rate band. A movie like this should not stomped on by music that is inappropriate f as well as being just awful. I am still trying to find this classic with the ORIGINAL soundtrack music. The manufacturer of this should be ashamed of what they've done to Murnau's masterwork

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Macabre, creepy and a true scary movie

      Posted
      bears4you
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      Early rendition of Dracula that is truly creepy . Realistic portrayal of the prince of darkness cinematography makes it

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Horror

      Posted
      EvilResident
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      One of the greatest silent films of all time. Just wonderful. This version has the best soundtrack I've heard for this film, and the Blu-ray transfer is stunning.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Nostalgia

      Posted
      Imstan23
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      If you have ever seen Shadow Of The Vampire, you need to see this. The documentaries included are as amazing as the movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Interesting

      Posted
      500mg
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      Interesting silent movie from the early twentieth century! Enjoyed the actors and plot. I would recommend this movie for those who are up for something classic.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding

      Posted
      Hammerfan50
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      A stellar restoration of this classic. Terrific documentary on the making of the film. 1st rate job!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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