If received today, the last day to return this item would be Sep 2.Learn more ˃
Arguably the most influential film of the German Expressionist movement, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The viewer can choose between two different musical scores. Supplemental materials include another film directed by Robert Wiene, and a collection of still photos. This is an excellent disc for any film enthusiast.
43 minute condensation of Robert Wiene's Genuine: The Tale of a Vampire (1920)
Behind the scenes footage of Robert Wiene on the set of I.N.R.I.
Two musical scores
Gallery of more than 40 photos, posters and production sketches
The vast majority of our reviews come from verified purchases. Reviews from customers may include My Best Buy members, employees, and Tech Insider Network members (as tagged). Select reviewers may receive discounted products or points for an honest, helpful review.
Page 1 Showing 1-6 of 6 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
very entertaining movie!
“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (1920) is a wonderful and highly influential German expressionist film dating from 1920. In it a somnambulist named Cesare (Conrd Veidt), controlled by Dr Caligari (Werner Krauss), goes about murdering people. But there is a framing-story which makes the whole tale the ravings of a lunatic in an asylum. Some have interpreted the film as a premonition for the rise of Hitler in pre-war Germany. But like a dream itself, the film is open to almost any interpretation. The film is 97 years old in 2017 and it sill has a powerful impact on audiences.
Many people don't think that it's worth buying older films on blu ray, mistakenly thinking that only movies filmed in "HD" benefit from the increased resolution and bitrate offered by the home media. Well, they are wrong and this nearly 100 year old film is proof of why it's worth owning high definition classics. The stunning sets with their painted on shadows and distorted angle look incredible, the fidelity of this film classic is astounding with a in image that has been lovingly restored. Caligari is an essential film in the history of movie making and it has never looked better. Buy it now.