Nosferatu (DVD)

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Nosferatu (DVD)

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F.W. Murnau's silent classic is the original, and some say scariest, DRACULA adaptation, taking Bram Stoker's novel and turning it into a haunting, sh...

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ProA great version of an iconic film

ConsInevitably, it's dated

A review of the BFI DVD, currently very cheap on amazon at £5. Year: 1922 Director: FW Murnau Stars: Max Schreck More information at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013442/ IMDB User Rating: 8.1 Nosferatu is, famously, the first vampire film ever made (it isn’t, of course, but it’s the earliest one...

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“Dracula at its very best”

published 07/01/2006

ProThe original and the best

ConsNot for those who dislike silent movies

This is a review for the DVD of the 1922 film Nosferatu, staring Max Schrek as the terrifying Graf Orlock. The story starts when an estate agent travels over a mountain range to conduct business with a wealthy eccentric nobleman (Orlock), his wife pleads with him not to go as she senses danger...

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“Nosferatu”

published 28/05/2008

ProCreepy silence

ConsNone, unless you dislike silent movies

Nosferatu was and still is one of the creepiest horrors of all time. The silence throughout the film adds to the atmosphere in a very unsettling way. Nosferatu was originally meant to be based on Bram Stokers Dracula but was denied the rights making the director change the title and vampires name...

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F.W. Murnau's silent classic is the original, and some say scariest, DRACULA adaptation, taking Bram Stoker's novel and turning it into a haunting, shadowy dream of German Expressionist horror and dread. Count Orlok, the rodentlike vampire frighteningly portrayed by Max Schreck, is perhaps the most animalistic screen portrayal of a vampire ever filmed. The design was copied by Werner Herzog in his 1979 remake and by Tobe Hooper for his telefilm of Stephen King's SALEM'S LOT that same year. Names had to be changed from the novel when Stoker's wife charged his novel was being filmed without proper permission. Charged with now-legendary cinematic imagery, NOSFERATU is a landmark of the horror genre that should not be missed.

Release Details

DVD Region: DVD

Studio(s): BFI VIDEO; PIAS UK; SONY DADC, EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT; DISC DISTRIBUTION LTD.

Release date: 21/01/2002, 11/10/1999

No of Discs: 1

Catalogue No: BFIVD 520, EKA 40009

Barcode: 5035673005200, 5060000404104

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Subtitle Language: English

Technical Information

Special Features: Video Essay By Christopher Frayling, Biographies, Essay On Restoration Of Film

Aspect Ratio: 1.33 Full Screen, 4:3 Full Frame

Sound: Stereo

Dubbing Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo

Professional Reviews

Review: ...The bloodsucker flick that sired them all... (Entertainment Weekly, 2001-01-12)<br><br>"...The bloodsucker flick that sired them all..." (Entertainment Weekly, p.61, 12/01/2001)<br><br>...[A] silent masterpiece... (USA Today, 1993-01-27)<br><br>"...[A] silent masterpiece..." (USA Today, p.9D, 27/01/1993)<br><br>

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