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Vampyr : The Strange Adventure Of Allan Gray (1932) DVD

Ohjaus Carl Theodor Dreyer

Pääosissa Julian West, Maurice Schutz ja Rena Mandel

Tekstitys englanti

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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 wakingdream, 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 on DVD.

Full-length audio commentary featuring Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro talking about one of his favourite films

New, high-definition transfer of the Martin Koerber / Cineteca di Bologna film restoration in its original aspect ratio (1.19:1)

Full-length audio commentary featuring film scholar Tony Rayns

Two deleted scenes, removed by the German censor in 1932

Carl Th. Dreyer (1966) - a documentary by Jörgen Roos

Visual essay by scholar Casper Tybjerg on Dreyer's Vampyr influences

The Baron - a short MoC documentary about Baron Nicolas de Gunzberg

Inspiration for the film - Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla - as an on-disc PDF

80-page book featuring rare production stills, a facsimile reproduction of the 1932 Danish film programme

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