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For the first time on Blu-ray, this early masterpiece from legendary German director Werner Herzog (Fitzcarraldo, Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams and Nosferatu, the Vampyre) is available in a newly restored version.
Shot entirely on location in the wild Amazonian jungle, Aguirre stars the volatile German star, and Herzog regular, Klaus Kinski as a power-crazed explorer in sixteenth-century South America who leads a band of conquistadors through the Amazon in search of El Dorado. An ambitious exploration of doomed adventure and savage beauty, Aguirre remains one of Herzog's most extraordinary and brilliant achievements.
This specially designed, limited edition Steelbook is released ahead of an extensive Werner Herzog box set from the BFI, which will include newly remastered HD presentations of 18 of his greatest feature films and shorts.
- Limited Edition Steelbook
- Newly remastered HD presentation
- Three additional Werner Herzog films, all remastered in HD:< li>
- 1. The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (1967, 14 mins)
- 2. Precautions Against Fanatics (1969, 12 mins)
- 3. Fata Morgana (1971, 79 mins)
- Booklet with new essay and full film credits