Kino Video has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of F.W. Murnau's classic horror film Nosferatu. The two-disc Deluxe Edition, which has been newly mastered in HD from the archival 35mm restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, will be available for purchase online and in stores across the United States on November 12th.
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.
- 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
Nerdy fact about myself: I love the movie, but I can't read the name Nosferatu without hearing it in my head the way Peter Steele pronounces it in the Type O Negative song Black No. 1 (skip to the 0:57 mark). Something about the way he says it with that ridiculous rolling R sound has always killed me and it just gets funnier every time I hear it.