Nosferatu the Vampyre [Blu-ray] [1979]

  • SKU: 24213676
  • Release Date: 05/20/2014
  • Rating: PG
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features

  • German language version with English subtitles
  • English language version
  • Audio commentary with Werner Herzog
  • Vintage Making of Nosferatu
  • Theatrical trailers


Nosferatu the Vampyre
For Werner Herzog's 1979 remake of F.W. Murnau's classic 1922 silent horror-fest Nosferatu, star Klaus Kinski adopts the same makeup style used by Murnau's leading man Max Schreck. Yet in the Herzog version, the crucial difference is that Nosferatu becomes more and more decayed and desiccated as the film progresses. Essentially a retelling of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Nosferatu the Vampyre traces the blood-sucking progress of the count as he takes over a small German village, then attempts to spread his influence and activities to the rest of the world. All that prevents Dracula from continuing his demonic practices is the self-sacrifice of Lucy Harker, played by Isabelle Adjani. Director Werner Herzog used the story to parallel the rise of Nazism. The film was lensed in the Dutch towns of Delft and Scheiberg. Nosferatu the Vampyre was filmed in both an English and a German-speaking version; the latter runs 11 minutes longer. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Klaus Kinski
    Klaus Kinski - Count Dracula
  • Isabelle Adjani
    Isabelle Adjani - Lucy Harker
  • Bruno Ganz
    Bruno Ganz - Jonathan Harker
  • Jacques Dufilho
    Jacques Dufilho - Captain
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    Roland Topor - Renfield

Overall customer rating

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


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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Brilliant remake of the 1920s silent film. The movie is presented in both German and English, but it's not dubbed. The actors actually performed every scene both ways, so you're getting two completely different versions of the movie. I prefer watching the German, as the actors seem more comfortable speaking their native language. Klaus Kinsky will give you nightmares. His animalistic performance, especially in the final scenes, is just creepy. Warning: this movie is very slow paced. It's not for watching with a group.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An underrated Horror experience

    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Scream Factory does it again. Wernor Herzog and Klaus Kinski give us this reimagining of the 1922 gothic masterpiece. Some people find this to be the inferior of the two films under this name, however, if you're looking for something different, stellar direction by the helmer, mesmerizing performance by Klaus, I would say give this one a chance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Count on Dracula


    beautiful film...scary, grim, and yet alluring. the scenery is breathtaking and the settings are flawless. Hollywood could never do a remake like this--they just don't 'get it'.... locate the soundtrack by Popul Vuh as well--eerie and ethereal

    I would recommend this to a friend

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