F.W. Murnau, 1922

PLEASE NOTE: This is a NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region free release

A cornerstone of the horror film, FW Murnau’s NOSFERATU:A SYMPHONY OF HORROR is resurrected in an HD editionmastered from the acclaimed 35mm restoration by theFriedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung. Backed by an orchestralperformance of Hans Erdmann’s 1922 score, this edition offersunprecedented visual clarity and historical faithfulness to theoriginal release version. An unauthorised adoption of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, NOSFERATU

remains to many viewers the most unsettling vampire film ever made,and its bold, spidery vampire, personified by the diabolical Max Schreck,continues to spawn imitations in the realm of contemporary cinema.

Special features:

Newly mastered in HD from the archival 35mm resotoration by
the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung

Disc One: English intertitles

Disc Two: German intertitles
(and optional English subtitles)

Hans Erdmann’s original 1922 score,
in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 or 2.0 Stereo

The Language of Shadows (2007),
a 52-minute documentary on the making
of Nosferatu

Lengthy excerpts from other films by
FW Murnau: Journey into the Night (1920),
The Haunted Castle (1921), Phantom (1922),
The Finances of the Grand Duke (1924),
The Last Laugh (1924), Tartuffe (1925),
Faust (1926), and Tabu (1931)

Image gallery

Film Details


USA 1922 Colour tinted 95 min 1.33:1
1920 x 1080p 5.1 Surround 2.0 Stereo

Directed by F.W. Murnau

Screenplay by Henrik Galeen

Photographed by Fritz Arno Wagner

With Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Alexander Grannach, Greta Schroeder