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4.0 out of 5 stars Silent Master, 6 Dec. 2011
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This review is from: Der Golem [1920] [DVD] (DVD)
Having recently visited Prague, and become more aware of the Golem legend, I was intrigued enough to want to learn more. This silent film from the writer, director, actor Paul Wegener supplied that extra knowledge. It is atmospheric and intriguing, an excellent example of early German cinema. The story flows well with only a minimum of intertitles. Whilst it strays from the original legend, it is fascinating to see connections to the Frankenstein story of Mary Shelley. The tinting of various scenes, such as the crimson during the burning of the ghetto, is subdued, but effective.
All told a welcome addition to any collection of early German or Horror films.
The extras whilst not being excessive, are a welcome addition.
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