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Overview

Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari still stands as one of the quintessential examples of German Expressionism. The film comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a commentary by film historian Mike Budd. This Image disc does a fine job of presenting this ...
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Overview

Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari still stands as one of the quintessential examples of German Expressionism. The film comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a commentary by film historian Mike Budd. This Image disc does a fine job of presenting this classic film.
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Special Features

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jonathan Crow
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a towering landmark film in cinematic history; it had a profound stylistic impact on much of German cinema before WWII, it was the progenitor of the moody chiaroscuro look of 1940s film noir, and, according to Siegfried Kracauer in his seminal book From Caligari to Hitler, it was a harbinger of the rise of Naziism. Originally scripted as a bizarre fever dream about the sick soul of Weimar Germany, Caligari had a prologue and epilogue added over the objections of screenwriters Carl Mayer and Hans Janowitz that explained the tale as the ramblings of a madman. Though its political subtext may have been subordinated, its artistic achievements remained potent. Marked by off-kilter sets, lighting, and costumes, the visual style of Caligari brilliantly fuses into a seamless exterior projection of the narrator's demented interior state of mind. The acting is similarly stylized, featuring striking performances by Werner Krauss as the sinister Dr. Caligari and Conrad Veidt as his somnambulist plaything. The international success of Caligari spawned a series of Expressionistic films, including such prominent works as Der Golem (1920), Nosferatu (1922), and Metropolis (1927). Its canted grotesque look has proven a major influence on such diverse directors as Kenji Mizoguchi, Kenneth Anger, and Tim Burton. In spite of its age, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a hypnotic masterpiece that still manages to unnerve and provoke.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/15/1997
  • UPC: 014381409925
  • Original Release: 1919
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  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 1:16:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 19,626

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Werner Krauss Dr. Caligari
Conrad Veidt Cesare
Lil Dagover Jane
Friedrich Feher Francis
Hans Heinrich Von Twardowski Alan
Rudolf Lettinger Dr. Olson
Rudolf Klein-Rogge A Criminal
Henri Peters-Arnolds
Ludwig Rex
Elsa Wagner
Technical Credits
Robert Wiene Director
Willy Hameister Cinematographer
Hans Janowitz Screenwriter
Carl Mayer Screenwriter
Erich Pommer Producer
Walter Reimann Costumes/Costume Designer, Production Designer
Walter Röhrig Production Designer
Peter Schirmann Score Composer
Hermann Warm Production Designer, Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Chapter Index
0. Chapter Index
1. Main Title [1:01]
2. There Are Spirits Everywhere [2:06]
3. The Annual Fair in Holstenwall [5:38]
4. Caligari's Exhibit; Murder! [3:29]
5. Cesare, The Somnambolist [6:51]
6. Falling In Love [2:50]
7. Prophecy of the Somnambolist [2:44]
8. Informing The Police And Jane [4:20]
9. A Criminal Is Caught; Questioning Caligari [5:09]
10. The Criminal's Story [1:41]
11. Jane Seeks Her Father [4:07]
12. Jane's Abduction [5:46]
13. A Prison Visit [1:41]
14. Discovering The Dummy [2:04]
15. The Asylum [2:40]
16. Investigating The Director [8:49]
17. Caligari Is Revealed [5:32]
18. An Insane Surprise [5:03]
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Menu

Main
   Menu Group #1 with 18 chapter(s) covering 01:11:38
Audio Select
   Musical Score by Timothy Brock
   Audio Essay by Mike Budd
Extras
   Photos, adventising and art
   GENUINE: A Tale of a Vampire
Program Start
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  • Posted December 6, 2012

    This classic influenced SO many future films and still stands to

    This classic influenced SO many future films and still stands today as one of the finest examples of German Expressionism ever created. Plus ... Conrad Veidt! Anyone who professes to love movies and hasn't seen "Caligari" needs to correct that deficiency right away. A "must" staple for any serious film collector or lover of horror.

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