Vampyr






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        Carl Th. Dreyer
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        Sept. 11: Only 1 in Stock

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          Actors: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel, Sybille Schmitz
          Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
          Format: Black & White, PAL
          Region: Region 2 (UK & Europe)
          Number of discs: 1

          Classification: PG
          Studio: Eureka Entertainment LTD
          DVD Release Date: 25 Aug 2008
          Run Time: 72 minutes




      • The first sound-film by one of the greatest of all filmmakers, Vampyr offers a sensual immediacy that few, if any, works of cinema can claim to match. Legendary director Carl Theodor Dreyer leads the viewer, as though guided in a trance, through a realm akin to a waking-dream, a zone positioned somewhere between reality and the supernatural.

        Traveller Allan Gray (arrestingly depicted by Julian West, aka the secretive real-life Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg) arrives at a countryside inn seemingly beckoned by haunted forces. His growing acquaintance with the family who reside there soon opens up a network of uncanny associations between the dead and the living, of ghostly lore and demonology, which pull Gray ever deeper into an unsettling, and upsetting, mystery. At its core: troubled Gisèle, chaste daughter and sexual incarnation, portrayed by the great, cursed Sybille Schmitz (Diary of a Lost Girl, and inspiration for Fassbinder’s Veronika Voss.) Before the candles of Vampyr exhaust themselves, Allan Gray and the viewer alike come eye-to-eye with Fate — in the face of dear dying Sybille, in the blasphemed bodies of horrific bat-men, in the charged and mortal act of asphyxiation — eye-to-eye, then, with Death — the supreme vampire.

        Deemed by Alfred Hitchcock ‘the only film worth watching… twice’, Vampyr’s influence has become, by now, incalculable. Long out of circulation in an acceptable transfer, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Dreyer’s truly terrifying film in its film restored form for the first time in the UK.



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          New, high-definition transfer of
          the Martin Koerber / Cineteca
          di Bologna
          film restoration
          in its original aspect ratio (1.19:1)
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          New and improved English subtitles
          (optional)
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          Full-length audio commentary
          featuring film scholar Tony Rayns
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          Full-length audio commentary featuring
          Oscar-winning director Guillermo del
          Toro
          on one of his favourite films
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          Choice of restored or unrestored audio
          track
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          Two deleted scenes, removed by the
          German censor in 1932
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          Carl Th. Dreyer (1966) – a
          documentary by Jörgen Roos
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          Visual essay by scholar Casper Tybjerg
          on Dreyer’s Vampyr influences
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          The Baron – a short MoC documentary
          about Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg
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          Inspiration for the film – Sheridan
          Le Fanu
          ’s Carmilla – as an
          on-disc pdf.
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          80-page book featuring rare production stills,
          a facsimile reproduction of the 1932 Danish
          film programme, writing by Tom Milne
          (The Cinema of Carl Dreyer), Jean
          and Dale Drum
          (My Only Great Passion:
          The Life and Films of Carl Th. Dreyer
          ),
          and Martin Koerber (film restorer).
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          France | 72 min.
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          1.19:1 OAR pillarboxed
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          black & white
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          monaural
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      • Price: £39.99
        UK Sterling (new) (includes UK postage & packaging) (Sept. 11: Only 1 in Stock)

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