Werner Herzog’s masterful contribution to the vampire canon is both a discerning tribute to FW Murnau’s 1922 silent classic, and a singularly atmospheric and thoughtful horror film in its own right. It comes to Blu-ray for the first time, released in a Limited Edition SteelBookTM. The SteelBookTM contains both English and German versions of the film, a full-length audio commentary with Werner Herzog, on-set documentary and more.
Jonathan Harker (Bruno Ganz, Downfall) lives with his young wife Lucy (Isabelle Adjani, Possession) in the idyllic town of Wismar, where he works as an estate agent. In spite of grim omens, Harker ventures deep into the Carpathian Mountains to close a property deal with Count Dracula (Klaus Kinski, Aguirre, Wrath of God), a sickly, wraith-like creature with sunken eyes and pallid skin. While dining that night at the Count’s ghostly castle, Harker cuts his finger, provoking a disturbing reaction in his host…
Kinski’s exquisite central performance, Herzog’s painterly images and Popul Vuh’s ethereal music combine to create one of horror cinema’s most hypnotic and seductive experiences.
- Limited Edition SteelBookTM.
- Newly remastered presentations of the English and German versions.
- Original mono audio (German and English).
- Alternative 5.1 Surround audio (German).
- Feature-length audio commentary with Werner Herzog.
- On-set documentary (1979, 13 mins): promotional film featuring candid interviews with Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski.
- Original theatrical trailer.
- Stills gallery.
- Illustrated booklet with a new essay by Laurie Johnson, full film credits and on-set photographs.
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