A beautiful transfer of a revolutionary and emotionally devastating masterpiece of early cinema.
An unexpected experiment from a director who unfortunately never got the chance to build on its breakthroughs.
F.W. Murnau’s epic rates as one of the master’s finest works, and Kino’s Blu-ray highlights the intricate precision behind its huge scale.
It’s safe to say our cultural fascination with the blood-sucking undead isn’t going away anytime soon.
The latest Blu-ray release of F.W. Murnau’s skeletal supernatural masterpiece doesn’t have much in the way of supplements.
It’s presented in close-to-ideal context and the best possible digital quality, while preserving the look and sound of its original incarnation.
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After a few initial disappointments in Berlinale’s main competition, things gradually began to pick up.
The film, which at times plays like a tepidly farcical version of a Feuillade serial, is of interest mainly for its peculiar combination of immaculate form and clumsy content.
Murnau’s masterpiece gets the deluxe DVD treatment it deserves.
Warmly tinted and liltingly scored, this is a particularly fetching transfer, particularly considering the film’s rather obscure status.
This inferior Murnau tone poem merely drifts interminably along on gothic autopilot.
The film makes the viewer wait in a state of anticipation for something to resonate on screen.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but I want to have sex with the Murnau, Borzage and Fox DVD set.
A striking vision of contemporary horror finally presented in its original version.
Grab this ultimate edition of one of the greatest of all horror films, preferably during daylight hours.
The film tells of the flickering light of the world waging a losing battle against the overwhelming darkness.
It’s no coincidence that a book-length study of its stylistic wonders of was later written by another believer in cinema’s theatricalization of reality, Eric Rohmer.