Vampyr

Language and/or Subtitles: German
English
Format: DVD ©2008.
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Collection  AV
 
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Summary
With Vampyr, Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer's brilliance at achieving mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, profoundly unsettling imagery (as in The Passion of Joan of Arc and Day of Wrath) was for once applied to the horror genre. Yet the result - concerning an occult student assailed by various supernatural haunts and local evildoers at an inn outside Paris - is nearly unclassifiable, a host of stunning camera and editing tricks and densely layered sounds creating a mood of dreamlike terror. With its roiling fogs, ominous scythes, and foreboding echoes, Vampyr is one of cinema's great nightmares.
Additional Information
Series Criterion collection ; 437.
Subjects Vampires -- Drama.
Motion pictures, German.
Vampire films.
Horror films.
Feature films.
Publisher [United States] :The Criterion Collection,©2008.
Edition Special ed., full screen.
Other Titles Carmilla.
Contributors Jul, Christen.
Dreyer, Carl Theodor, 1889-1968.
West, Julian, 1904-1981.
Gérard, Henriette.
Hieronimko, Jan.
Schmitz, Sybille, 1909-1955.
Schutz, Maurice.
Mandel, Rena, 1901-1987.
Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan, 1814-1873. Carmilla.
Rayns, Tony.
Ross, Jørgen.
Tybjerg, Casper.
Participants/Performers Julian West, Henriette Gérard, Jan Hieronimko, Sybille Schmitz, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel.
Other Contributors Photography, Rudolph Maté ; music, Wolfgang Zeller.
Language German
English
In German with optional English subtitles.
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1932.
Based on the book by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
Special features include: disc one: the film, The original German version in a new high-definition digital transfer from the 1998 restoration by Martin Koerber and the Cineteca di Bologna; newly credited alternate version with English text; audio commentary featuring film scholar Tony Rayns; new and improved English subtitle translation. Disc two: Carl Th. Dreyer (1966), a documentary by Jørgen Roos chronicling Dreyer's career; visual essay by scholar Casper Tybjerg on Dreyer's influences in creating Vampyr; radio broadcast from 1958 of Dreyer reading an essay about filmmaking. A booklet featuring new essays by Mark Le Fanu and Kim Newman, Koerber on the restoration, and a 1964 interview with producer and star Nicolas de Gunzburg, as well as a book featuring Dreyer and Christen Jul's original screenplay and Sheridan Le Fanu 1872 story "Carmilla," a source for the film.
System Details DVD; Dolby digital mono; 1.19:1 aspect ratio.
Description 2 videodiscs (73 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (42 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm) + 1 screenplay (214 pages ; 18 cm)
ISBN 9781604650464
160465046X
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