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Nosferatu (2 disc set) (UK)

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The original full length version fully restored
Certificate: 12
Running Time: 90 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
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An Estate Agent`s Clerk in the city of Bremen leaves his bride to conduct business in the distant Carpathian mountains with an eccentric client named Graf Orlok. During a long and hazardous journey, the closer he gets to his destination, the more terrified are the people he meets. What he finds when he reached Orlok`s sinister castle is enough to make the flesh of the most devoted horror fan creep.

On first release the critics were divided and the paying public were often bewildered by the director`s brilliant use of time and space distortion in this unparelled horror masterpiece. It was the very first film to be based on the Dracula character created by Bram Stoker. Names were changed and the location switched from Transylvania to the city of Bremen, but the Stoke estate, who had not given permission for the film recognised the similarites and sued the films German producers. An English judge ordered that all copies of the film to be destroyed and the negative burned. Fortunately, the order was not enforceable in Germany and so a print survived.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Commentary Track
Trailer of `Shadow Of The Vampire`
Special Footage (Narrative depiction of supplementary images of original sketches, artworks and postcards - basis for film production; theatrical posters of the time)
Origins of Vampires
Nosferatu`s controversy
Sepia & Black and White versions

Video Tracks:
Standard 1.33:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 (simulated)

Directed By:
F.W. Murnau

Written By:

Gustav von Wangenheim
Greta Schröder
Max Schreck
John Gottowt
Karl Etlinger
Gustav Botz

Soundtrack By:
Hans Erdmann

Director of Photography:
Fritz Arno Wagner
Günther Krampf

Costume Designer:
Albin Grau

Albin Grau
Enrico Dieckmann

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