he most brilliant example of that dark and twisted film movement known as German expressionism, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
is a plunge into the mind of insanity that severs all ties with the rational world.
Director Robert Wiene and a team of designers crafted a nightmare realm in which light, shadow and substance are abstracted, a world in which a demented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetuate a series of murders in a small community.
This Kino on Video edition is taken from a 35mm print restored by the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv of Germany, featuring the original color tinting and toning. The title translation is by Kinograph MontrÃ©al.
With Conrad Veidt (Contraband, Waxworks
), Werner Krauss (Waxworks
), Lil Dagover, Freidrich Feher Extras on DVD
- A 43-minute condensation of Robert Wiene's Genuine: The Tale of a Vampire (1920)
- Behind-the-Scenes footage of Robert Wiene on the set of I.N.R.I.
- Two musical scores to choose from:
- Music composed and performed by Donald Sosin
- Contemporary orchestral score by Rainer ViertblÃ¶ck
- Gallery of more than 40 photos, posters and production sketches
- New and improved English subtitle translation
- Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition