NOSFERATU (1922) COMING TO BD/DVD IN A 2 DISC SET FROM KINO CLASSICS

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Kino Classics will release F.W. Murnau’s
silent horror classic Nosferatu
in a 2-disc Deluxe Remastered Edition
on Blu-ray and DVD on November 19th

New transfer mastered in HD from
archival 35mm restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung

accompanied by Hans Erdmann’s original 1922 score
and featuring both English and German intertitles 

Nosferatu Cover Art

 

NEW YORK, NY – October 21, 2013 – Kino Classics is proud to announce that it will release F.W. Murnau’s silent horror classic NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR in a 2-disc remastered edition on Blu-ray and DVD, newly mastered in HD from the archival 35mm restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.Nosferatu1Long considered one of the masterworks of German cinema, F.W. Murnau’s seminal vampire film remains one of the enduring classics of the horror genre and of silent film. Kino Classics is bringing NOSFERATU to Blu-ray and DVD in a deluxe edition packed with special features including a “making of” documentary, The Language of Shadows, that gives new insight into the creation of this classic film.This edition will become available on November 19th with a SRP of $39.95 for the Blu-ray and $29.95 for the DVD.

Disc One features the film with English intertitles, while disc two features the German intertitles with optional English subtitles. The film is accompanied by Hans Erdmann’s original 1922 score, in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 or 2.0 Stereo.

Also included is The Language of Shadows (2007), a 52-minute documentary on the making of Nosferatu; an image gallery; and lengthy excerpts from other films by Murnau including Journey Into the Night (1920), The Haunted Castle (1921), Phantom (1922), The Finances of the Grand Duke (1924), The Last Laugh (1924), Tartuffe (1925), Faust (1926), and Tabu (1931).

A cornerstone of the horror film, F. W. Murnau’s NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR is resurrected in an HD edition mastered from the acclaimed 35mm restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung. Backed by an orchestral performance of Hans Erdmann’s 1922 score, this edition offers unprecedented visual clarity and historical faithfulness to the original release version. An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, NOSFERATU remains to many viewers the most unsettling vampire film ever made, and its bald, spidery vampire, personified by the diabolical Max Schreck, continues to spawn imitations in the realm of contemporary cinema.

Nosferatu

SPECIAL FEATURES:

* Newly mastered in HD from the
archival 35mm restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung

* Disc One: English intertitles

* Disc Two: German intertitles (and optional English subtitles)

* Hans Erdmann’s original 1922 score, in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 or 2.0 Stereo

* The Language of Shadows (2007),
a 52-minute documentary on the making of Nosferatu

* Lengthy excerpts from other films by F.W. Murnau:

Journey Into the Night (1920)

The Haunted Castle (1921)

Phantom (1922)

The Finances of the Grand Duke (1924)

The Last Laugh (1924)

Tartuffe (1925)

Faust (1926)

Tabu (1931)

* Image gallery

TECHNICAL SPECS:

Country: Germany

Year: 1922

Color: Color Tinted

Running Time: 95 Min.

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1, 16:9/1920x1080p

Audio: 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo

Directed by F.W. Murnau

Screenplay by Henrik Galeen

Photographed by Fritz Arno Wagner

With Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim,

Alexander Granach, Greta Schroeder

Restored by Luciano Berriatúa on behalf of the

Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung

Reconstruction of Hans Erdmann’s

original 1922 score by Berndt Heller

Performed by the Saarbru?cken Radio Symphony

Orchestra, conducted by Berndt Heller

Sound recording: Saarländischer Rundfun

 

 

About Kino Lorber:With a library of 800 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 30 years, releasing over 25 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Classics, and Alive Mind Cinema banners, including four Academy Award® nominated films in the last six years. In addition, the company brings over 70 titles each year to the home entertainment market with DVD and Blu-ray releases under its 5 house brands, distributes a growing number of third party labels, and is a direct digital distributor to all major platforms including iTunes, Netflix, HULU, Amazon and others.

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Jon Abrams is a New York-based writer, cartoonist, and committed cinemaniac whose complete work and credits can be found at his site, Demon’s Resume. You can contact him on Twitter as @JonZilla___.
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