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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari [DVD] [1920]

Release Date:11/18/2014
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    Special Features

    • Caligari: how horror came to the cinema (documentary, 52 minutes)
    • Additional music score by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky
    • Image gallery
    • Resoration demonstration


    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
    In one of the most influential films of the silent era, Werner Krauss plays the title character, a sinister hypnotist who travels the carnival circuit displaying a somnambulist named Cesare (Conrad Veidt). In one tiny German town, a series of murders coincides with Caligari's visit. When the best friend of hero Francis (Friedrich Feher) is killed, the deed seems to be the outgrowth of a romantic rivalry over the hand of the lovely Jane (Lil Dagover). Francis suspects Caligari, but he is ignored by the police. Investigating on his own, Francis seemingly discovers that Caligari has been ordering the somnambulist to commit the murders, but the story eventually takes a more surprising direction. Caligari's Expressionist style ultimately led to the dark shadows and sharp angles of the film noir urban crime dramas of the 1940s, many of which were directed by such German émigrés as Billy Wilder and Robert Siodmak. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

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      Werner Krauss - Dr. Caligari
    • Conrad Veidt
      Conrad Veidt - Cesare
    • Lil Dagover
      Lil Dagover - Jane
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      Friedrich Feher - Francis
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      Hans Heinrich VonTwardowski - Alan

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