F.W. Murnau's silent film classic will haunt viewers on Blu-ray in November.
In an early announcement to retailers, Kino is preparing 'Nosferatu: 2-Disc Deluxe Remastered Edition' for Blu-ray on November 12.
An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, 'Nosferatu' is the quintessential silent vampire film, crafted by legendary German director F. W. Murnau ('Sunrise,' 'Faust,' 'The Last Laugh'). Rather than depicting Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair gentleman, Murnau's Graf Orlok (as portrayed by Max Schreck) is a nightmarish, spidery creature of bulbous head and taloned claws -- perhaps the most genuinely disturbing incarnation of vampirism yet envisioned. 'Nosferatu' was an atypical expressionist film in that much of it was shot on location. While directors such as Lang and Lubitsch built vast forests and entire towns within the studio, Nosferatu's landscapes, villages and castle were actual locations in the Carpathian mountains. Murnau was thus able to infuse the story with the subtle tones of nature: both pure and fresh as well as twisted and sinister.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video and Hans Erdmann's original 1922 score in 5.1 Surround or 2.0 Stereo. Supplements will include: Two versions of the film; Original German Intertitles (with optional English subtitles); English Intertitles; The Language of Shadows - a 52 minute documentary chronicling the early career of F.W. Murnau; A collection of clips and highlights from other F.W. Murnau films; and a Photo Gallery.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.
You can find the latest specs for 'Nosferatu: 2-Disc Deluxe Remastered Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under November 12.
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