Nosferatu The Vampyre [DVD] [US Import]
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This movie attempts to capture the deeper currents of the Vampire myth, to get to the heart of the curse that is embodied in Dracula. Klaus Kinski is brilliant as Count Dracula and makes the movie all by himself. Which isn't easy, as the director is obviously set on translating the vampire myth into something as close to believable or "real" as possible.
The scenes are long and cumbersome in places, that is true. But this only serves to work the sinister and dark atmosphere into the viewer. If you immerse yourself, then the movie is a thrilling experience.
I was rather anxious to see what state the picture would be in when it was fully remastered by Bfi studios, but I must say I'm impressed.
Purely speaking from what I've heard of the German Blu-ray which is already out, the picture quality of both the English and German versions on this Blu-ray is indistinguishable. I was worried that, like with the German version, Bfi may only focus on remastering on of the versions but they are both nearly perfectly remastered considering state of the source material. Some scenes are done better than others and at times the picture does look grainy, but compared with the Anchor Bay DVD, the difference is immense and well worth the investment if you really love the film.
The sound quality is good for both versions on the mono setting and although it would have been nice to have the English version in 5.1 as well, the difference in sound quality, unless you actually have a surround sound system, isn't that big and is nothing to put you off enjoying both versions of the film.
I must say, however, that if you were planning on buying this for the jazzed up booklet which accompanies it, you may be a little disappointed. The essay reads like any introduction to a classic text and isn't the most engaging thing to read, whilst the review of the film I've seen browsing online. Although nothing special, it is a nice little thing to have but booklet is not the name I would give it; I think post-it note (sized) pamphlet would be more suitable.Read more ›
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Werner Herzog's Nosferatu is true to the book. Very well made. A classic vampire story. it has been seen at every Halloween party we have had.Published 2 months ago by Vivek K. Sarawgi
This german disc of the remake of the silent classic comes to blu-ray.This is one of the very best versions of DRACULA you will see with KLAUS KINSKI role as the count with his bat... Read morePublished 3 months ago by B FAN
SAW THIS ADVERTISED ON THE UK HORROR CHANNEL.
GERMAN AUDIO WITH SUBTITLES.
READ IS WAS ONLY AVAILABLE IN THIS LANGUAGE SO I BOUGHT IT BECAUSE THE 1929 VERSION WAS A... Read more
This is one of the greatest horror films of all time.
Dracula has never been done this well in my opinion. Read more
Good vampire story but I am, like I suspect a lot of people, addicted to the Sir Christopher Lee portrayals of vampires!Published 5 months ago by arjun sahgal