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Vampyr [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1932]

Release Date:10/03/2017

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    Special Features

    • Alternate version with English text
    • Audio commentary from 2008 featuring film scholar Tony Rayns
    • Carl Th. Dreyer, a 1966 documentary by Jørgen Roos chronicling Dreyer's career
    • High-definition digital transfer of the original German-language version of the film from the 1998 restoration by Martin Koerber and the Cineteca di Bologna, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • Radio broadcast from 1958 of Dreyer reading an essay about filmmaking
    • Video essay from 2008 by scholar Casper Tybjerg on Dreyer's influnces in creating Vampyr


    Vampyr ranks in many circles as one of the greatest horror films of all time. Inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla, the story concerns a mysterious series of killings, committed by a crone of a female vampire (Henriette Gerard). The story is told through the eyes of a holiday reveller (Julian West), who at first scoffs at the notion of a supernatural murderer, but who is eventually forced to believe that there are more things in heaven and earth. Dreyer offers few explanations of the phenomena he presents on screen: the strange and frightening happenings just happen, as casually as any everyday occurrence. As was his custom, Dreyer mostly uses nonprofessionals in his cast. Vampyr is available in a wide variety of severely edited and duped versions. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

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      Maurice Schutz - Lord of the Manor
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      Jan Hieronimko - Doctor
    • Rena Mandel
      Rena Mandel - His Daughter Gisele
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      Henriette Gerard - Old Woman at Cemetery
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      Albert Bras - Servant

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