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Nosferatu (Alpha Video DVD)

2 Ratings: 3.0
The Alpha Video DVD of F.W. Murnau's iconic 1922 horror film.

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Genre: Classics, Foreign, Horror
Release Date: March 4, 1922
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about Nosferatu (Alpha Video DVD)
Quick Tip by . September 28, 2010
posted in Cinema of Silence
Of all the various DVDs of Nosferatu, the Alpha Video DVD release is easily the least impressive of the bunch. This is due in part to the fact that the version of the film is the cheap public domain print used in the U.S. during the '30s, so the characters names have been changed back to those of Stoker's novel. But a big issue here is just the over all lack of quality. Few chapter stops, no restoration whatsoever, and no special features to speak of. Even the DVD packaging with Orlok on …
review by . November 17, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
By not having any, FW Murnau's visionary film Nosferatu succinctly demonstrates how severely dialogue can dilute and trivialise a piece of cinema. Even disregarding the technical and artistic limitations prevailing at the time this film was made (if by 1929 cinema was no longer in its infancy, it was certainly still pre-adolescent), this film is one of the most astonishing pieces of cinema I have ever seen.    What is greatest about it - and pretty much everything about it is …
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