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Nosferatu the Vampyre [Blu-ray] [1979]

Release Date:05/20/2014
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    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

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