Eureka Video has released a YouTube trailer for its forthcoming DVD release of Nosferatu. The two-disc set comes with commentary track by Brad Stevens and R. Dixon Smith, and an hour-long German documentary on the film by Luciano Berriatúa. It’s a F.W. Murnau-Stiftung restoration complete with Hans Erdmann’s original score, performed by the Radio Symphony Orchestra Saarbrücken conducted by Berndt Heller. There’s also a 96-page booklet with articles by David Skal, Thomas Elsaesser, Gilberto Perez and Enno Patalas (former director of the Münchner Stadtmuseum/Filmmuseum, where he was responsible for the restoration of many German classics, including Nosferatu). The Region 2 DVD is released on 19 November. Kino Video will be releasing the Region 1 version in the USA. The trailer looks fantastic – we are starting to get spoiled with deluxe DVD presentations of silent classics.
Update: Do take a look at the Kino Video entry for the film, which includes a Flash video on the digital restoration of the film, one of the DVD extras.
During the past century this German Count had the chance to watch the documentary on Murnau’s “Nosferatu” by Luciano Berriatúa and it was a magnificent and enlightening aristocratic experience, all the more reason to buy with your scarce wages that superb and restored modern disc edition of such classic and Teutonic silent film.
Looks really good, I know about this release for a while (1.5 months), since then I’m waiting with impatience. Finally a edition with Erdmann’s original score, modern scores are really frightful. There are an improvement in image quality and all extras sounds fantastic. One of the most wonderful films ever deserved a edition like this.
Saúdos, also for silent Count.
Definitely an early Christmas present.