An iconic film of the German expressionist cinematic movement, and one of the most famous of all silent films, F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu continues to haunt modern audiences with the power of its images. Murnau has captured on celluloid the deeply rooted elements of a waking nightmare, and launched the signature ‘Murnau-style’ that would change the trajectory of cinema forever.
In the first ever adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a simple real estate transaction leads an intrepid businessman deep into the superstitious heart of Transylvania, encountering the otherworldly Count Orlok- portrayed by Max Schreck- who soon embarks on a cross-continental journey to take up residence in a distant new land… and establish his ambiguous dominion.
This surreal cine-fable remains the original and landmark entry in the entire global tradition of the “horror film”.
Special Features Include:
- 1080p restoration with Stereo and 5.1 scores
- Two audio commentaries from film historian David Kalat, and R. Dixon Smith with film critic Brad Stevens
- Exclusive video piece taped by and featuring filmmaker Abel Ferrara