Vampyr [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs]

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Synopsis

Vampyr ranks in many circles as one of the greatest horror films of all time. Inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla, the story concerns a mysterious series of killings, committed by a crone of a female vampire (Henriette Gerard). The story is told through the eyes of a holiday reveller (Julian West), who at first scoffs at the notion of a supernatural murderer, but who is eventually forced to believe that there are more things in heaven and earth. Dreyer offers few explanations of the phenomena he presents on screen: the strange and frightening happenings just happen, as casually as any everyday occurrence. As was his custom, Dreyer mostly uses nonprofessionals in his cast. Vampyr is available in a wide variety of severely edited and duped versions. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
3/10/15 
Studio
Criterion
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
Length
1 hour, 13 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Mono
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Subtitles
  • English
Video Features
  • 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 created alternate version with English text
  • Audio commentary featuring film scholar Tony Rayns
  • The Supplements:
  • Carl Th. Dreyer (1966), a documentary by Jorgen 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
Number of Discs
2

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