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Vampyr

Spine #437



Release:
Jul 22, 2008
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.19:1 Standard
  • German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Vampyr

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

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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.

Supplements
  • Optional all-new English-text version of the film
  • Audio commentary featuring film scholar Tony Rayns
  • Carl Th. Dreyer (1966), a documentary by J├Ârgen Roos chronicling Dreyer's career
  • Visual essay by scholar Casper Tybjerg on Dreyer's influences in creating Vampyr
  • A 1958 radio broadcast of Dreyer reading an essay about filmmaking
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by Mark Le Fanu and Kim Newman, Martin Koerber on the restoration, and an archival 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 1871 story "Carmilla," a source for the film

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