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Vampyr

Spine #437



Release:
Oct 3, 2017
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.19:1 Standard
  • German PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Vampyr

Other Versions:

Original release


Directed By: Carl Th. Dreyer
Licensor: The Danish Film Institute




With Vampyr, Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer channeled his genius for creating mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, unsettling imagery into the horror genre. The result—a chilling film about a student of the occult who encounters supernatural haunts and local evildoers in a village outside Paris—is nearly unclassifiable. A host of stunning camera and editing tricks and densely layered sounds creates a mood of dreamlike terror. With its roiling fogs, ominous scythes, and foreboding echoes, Vampyr is one of cinema’s greatest nightmares.

Supplements
  • Newly credited alternate version with English text
  • Audio commentary featuring film scholar Tony Rayns
  • 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 Carl Th. Dreyer reading an essay about filmmaking
  • A booklet featuring essays by Mark Le Fanu and Kim Newman, a piece by Martin Koerber on the restoration, and a 1964 interview with producer and star Nicolas de Gunzburg
  • A book featuring Carl Th. Dreyer and Christen Jul’s original screenplay and Sheridan Le Fanu's 1872 story “Carmilla,” a source for the film

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