An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Nosferatu is
the quintessential silent vampire film, crafted by legendary German
F. W. Murnau (Sunrise, Faust, The Last Laugh). Murnau's silent classic
is the original, and some say scariest Dracula adaptation, taking Bram
it into a
haunting, shadowy dream full of dread. Count Orlok, the rodentlike
vampire frighteningly portrayed by Max Schreck, is perhaps the most
screen portrayal of a vampire ever filmed. Nosferatu is an eerie,
menacing film that should not be missed and it is a classic of German
Expressionism of the 1920's.
This Kino on Video edition of Nosferatu is mastered from a color-tinted
35mm negative restored by the Cineteca del Comune die Bologna at the
laboratories of L'Immagine Ritrovata. It is licensed by Transit Films
on behalf of the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden, Germany.
an edited 60-second clip
DVD - Kino International
- Lengthy excerpts from other films by F. W. Murnau: Journey
Into the Night (1920), The Haunted Castle (1921), Phantom (1922), The
Last Laugh (1924), Faust (1926), Tabu (1931)
- Choose from two musical scores in digital stereo. Score by Donald
Sosis with vocals by Greta Schroder OR Music composed by Gerard Hourbette
and Thierry Zabiotzeff performed by Art Floyd.
- Photo gallery
- Scene comparison: novel, screenplay and film
- New and improved English intertitle translation
- Optimal image quality: RSDL Dual-layer edition
Ebert's essay on this DVD Classic.
Black & White
Language: Silent (English intertitles available)