Release date: 1922 (film)
: 2007 (DVD edition)
Nosferatu is, of course, the earliest surviving vampire film. As it is in the public domain it can be downloaded gratis from the internet and bought in multi-dvd sets, singularly and in such editions as the Industrial Gothic Mix, which was the first version I reviewed on the blog, and the ill-advised and ultimately avoidable 3D version, retitled Orlock the Vampire.
As such you need a pretty darn good reason to go out and re-buy the film, especially if it is a fairly pricey set. Welcome to the Masters of Cinema edition. This is the UK release of the Kino restoration of the film and let us talk base film for a moment.
|broken coffin lid|
|shadow of the vampire|
|Knock receives correspondence|
All this makes this a definitive version of Nosferatu. The score is for the DVD set itself, 10 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.