Kino 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