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Nosferatu: Two-Disc Deluxe Remastered Edition Blu-ray

Posted August 29, 2013 05:08 PM by Webmaster

Kino InternationalKino Classics will release on Blu-ray F.W. Murnau's classic horror film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors. The two-disc Deluxe Remastered Blu-ray Edition will be available for purchase online and in stores across the United States on November 12th.

An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Nosferatu is the quintessential silent vampire film, crafted by legendary German director F. W. Murnau (Sunrise, Faust, The Last Laugh). Rather than depicting Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair gentleman, Murnau's Graf Orlok (as portrayed by Max Schreck) is a nightmarish, spidery creature of bulbous head and taloned claws -- perhaps the most genuinely disturbing incarnation of vampirism yet envisioned. Nosferatu was an atypical expressionist film in that much of it was shot on location. While directors such as Lang and Lubitsch built vast forests and entire towns within the studio, Nosferatu's landscapes, villages and castle were actual locations in the Carpathian Mountains. Murnau was thus able to infuse the story with the subtle tones of nature: both pure and fresh as well as twisted and sinister.

Special Features:
  • Two versions of the film
  • Original German Intertitles (with optional English subtitles)
  • English Intertitles
  • Hans Erdmann's original 1922 score in 5.1 Surround or 2.0 Stereo
  • The Language of Shadows - a 52 minute documentary chronicling the early career of F.W. Murnau
  • A collection of clips and highlights from other F.W. Murnau films
  • Photo Gallery



Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (36 comments)



tonylopez
  Aug 29, 2013
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Yes! Day one.

Don Corleone
  Aug 29, 2013
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I thought this was going to be steelbook
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Ace of Sevens
  Aug 29, 2013
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Finally. This movie is public domain. Not sure why it took so long.
chris42
  Aug 29, 2013
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The Eureka/Masters of Cinema has the steelbook option...not the US edition

Phxsns1
  Aug 29, 2013
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One of my most anticipated releases!

colinrgeorge
  Aug 29, 2013
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They couldn't squeeze this out two weeks early for Halloween?

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RBBrittain
  Aug 29, 2013
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@Ace of Sevens: It is PD in the U.S. (as are all works published before 1923), but is still copyrighted by FWMS (F.W. Murnau Stiftung, or Foundation) in Germany; Kino is releasing FWMS' new restoration here. Though PD copies of Nosferatu could have been issued here on BD (they definitely have been on DVD), this will almost certainly be superior to any of them.

@Don Corleone: You're confusing this with the MoC release in the UK, which does include a Steelbook. The same thing happened with Metropolis, also involving FWMS; MoC issued a Steelbook in the UK, but Kino didn't issue one here. (Since Metropolis was a foreign work published after 1923, FWMS had its U.S. copyright restored; not an option with Nosferatu.)
michaelgsmith
  Aug 29, 2013
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Does anyone know which "two versions" of the film will be included?
bWack
  Aug 29, 2013
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Far less attractive cover art than the MoC.

Bucky
  Aug 29, 2013
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HELLS YES!
anthonyls
  Aug 29, 2013
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The two versions will be one with german titles and the other with english.

Red Dragon
  Aug 29, 2013
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Excellent, I've been waiting to add this film to my blu-ray collection for quite some time. I'll be picking up the Steelbook edition and possibly this version as well, if all the special features aren't included in the Eureka/Masters of Cinema edition.

PS - Not complaining or anything, but a release date scheduled just before Halloween would have been better.
Drewza89
  Aug 29, 2013
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While I'm very happy that I can finally own Nosferatu on blu-ray, I feel that they're really dropping the ball by not releasing this before Halloween. I was looking forward to this being the star of my annual horror movie marathon.

THGhost
  Aug 29, 2013
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FINALLY! Been waiting for this for years.

Does it really matter if it does or doesn't come out for Halloween? At least it's actually coming out at last.
Mr.Friendly108
  Aug 29, 2013
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I'm glad this is coming out, hope to pick it up...I'm curious as to why they didn't include an audio commentary on this...I know there has been some on previous releases.

Red Dragon
  Aug 29, 2013
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@ THGhost

Don't get me wrong, I started out by saying how happy I am that I'll finally be able to own "Nosferatu" on blu-ray. It's just that I happen to enjoy showing friends and family members horror films (classic/contemporary/foreign/domestic) on the week leading to (and, of course, on) Halloween night. Of course, what really matters is that this 'must-own' is coming out at last. I'm just saying that I, for one, would have considered it a real treat to be able to show friends and family members one of the all-time classic gems of the horror genre on Halloween night.

hoytereden
  Aug 29, 2013
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Great news! Only complaint(s): Different artwork from the MoC release and no Steelbook option. One of these days I've gotta get a region-free player.

reece
  Aug 29, 2013
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Wow this is a HUGE one for Kino! I'm happy they got it

The Narrator
  Aug 29, 2013
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Is it really deluxe, if it's lacking most of the features from the MoC Blu-Ray? I'm buying that one, because the David Kalat commentary is just too intriguing.

NeoMaximuz
  Aug 29, 2013
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Finally!!! I've been hoping for this one for a while!

Don Corleone
  Aug 29, 2013
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Will the German MOC version have 2 versions of the film like this US kino version?

tru blu
  Aug 29, 2013
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@ hoytereden

A Region free blu-ray is essential when you love cinema. I couldn't enjoy Criterion titles if I didn't. Don't wait. You will not be disappointed !!

Alex82
  Aug 30, 2013
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Dibs !!

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deepbreathsanddeath
  Aug 30, 2013
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One of the worst covers for an iconic masterpiece. It's good kino exists but Christ they're lazy and tend to put out boring looking packages.

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Gardenofstone10
  Aug 30, 2013
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all I have to say is....ABOUT....DAMN....TIME!!!! Sooo excited for this

Tom Servo
  Aug 30, 2013
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Day...well, being a vampire I'll have plenty of time to get this one, as long as it doesn't sell out.

Well Don Corleone, I guess that's what you get for thinking around here... You should have hated the cover instead of lamenting that it's not a steelbook. I'm still trying to figure out the thought rules here myself, so don't feel bad. Just kidding, i don't care actually.

clemery
  Aug 30, 2013
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If only Shadow Of The Vampire was included as an extra! ;-)

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Count Orlok
  Aug 30, 2013
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It's not 2 different cuts. One is the German intertitle version, the other is the English. I'm disappointed in Kino again. We just get a rehash of what we already have. MoC gets a steelbook, pamphlet, and two commentaries. I'm definitley importing the steelbook.

Lacrymosa
  Aug 30, 2013
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Can't wait to grab this one!

TheManInBlu
  Aug 30, 2013
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This is good news but I would've much preferred to see a North American release of the 1979 Nosferatu film from Werner Herzog. THAT I'd pay for as it is probably the best Dracula film ever made! the Germans got it earlier this year, I hope it will arrive here sooner than later...

reece
  Aug 30, 2013
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@TheManInBlu - Herzog's Nosferatu the Vampire is coming from Scream Factory (as well as several other Herzog titles...)

TheManInBlu
  Aug 30, 2013
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@reece
Awesomeness!!! That is great news
tristanchord85
  Aug 30, 2013
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I would like to support Kino, I admire what they do, but how can I when Masters of Cinema is doing a much better job?

JenSilvas79
  Aug 30, 2013
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Will definitely be picking this up!!!

lordmorpheus72
  Aug 31, 2013
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Awesome!!! Day one for me as we'll!

THGhost
  Sep 02, 2013
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@ Red Dragon

Screw Halloween. It's just an excuse to sell sweets to children and for girls to dress up like sluts. It's lost all its meaning nowadays. Horror films should be watched at any time, especially one as wonderful as Nosferatu.


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