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On the DVD: Presented in Academy at 1.37:1 and with James Bernard's new orchestral score in well-recorded stereo Nosferatu looks and sounds as good as it has in decades. Bernard, composer of Hammer's Dracula (1958) among others, has written a superior score that captures the film's subtitle, "A Symphony of Horrors", and truly brings the images alive in a way previous scores have not. This restored version presents for the first time on video or DVD the blue and brown tints of the original cinema prints and replicates the original hand-designed inter-title cards which with their distinctive designs make the film much more of a compete visual experience. More importantly, this DVD offers approximately another quarter of an hour of material over the usually distributed American version. However, the restoration has not extended to repairing the many lines, scratches, variations in brilliance and other evidence of print damage present throughout. The film is perfectly watchable, being very much what one would expect from the early 1920s. There are text biographies and notes on Murnau and James Bernard, DVD-ROM material on the restoration of the print and a perceptive 23-minute discussion by film expert Christopher Frayling on many aspects of the movie. --Gary S Dalkin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Excellent Blu-Ray version of this wonderful silent classic. Creepy, strange & utterly unique.
Good documentary on the making of the film plus the restoration of this... Read more
This was a gift and I haven't heard from the recipient what she thought. Still, she looked pleased to get it, and I'm sure I would have heard if she didn't like it, so it must... Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. E. Metcalfe
This adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula is very good indeed. It is a pity that the rights were not obtained which meant that the film was very nearly lost because of F W Murnau's... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sir Kim Jennings-Draculea
An essential masterpiece of cinema in a great Steelbook, the ultimate edition of a must have movie.Published 2 months ago by trailer
Its Nosferatu! what else needs saying.
I would say go for the version with the Art Zoyd soundtrack, they have done a sterling job at capturing the atmosphere of... Read more