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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

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