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‘Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari’ on Blu-ray September 29th from Eureka! The Masters of Cinema (UK import)

Dr CaligariEureka! Entertainment have announced the release of the definitive 2014 restoration of the first true horror film, the 1920 silent masterpiece that is DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI. The film will be released theatrically on 29 August 2014 and will open at the BFI Southbank and other selected cinemas nationwide, and will feature as part of Scalarama’s core programme throughout September http://scalarama.com/. This will be followed by a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition as part of Eureka’s award-winning the Masters of Cinema Series on 29 September 2014. Please remember that this Blu-ray may be Region B locked and will only play on region free players stateside. 

 

One of the most iconic masterpieces in cinema history, Robert Wiene’s Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari shook filmgoers worldwide and changed the direction of the art form. Now presented in a definitive restoration, the film’s chilling, radically expressionist vision is set to grip viewers again. At a local carnival in a small German town, hypnotist Dr. Caligari presents the somnambulist Cesare, who can purportedly predict the future of curious fairgoers. But at night, the doctor wakes Cesare from his sleep to enact his evil bidding…

Incalculably influential, the film’s nightmarishly jagged sets, sinister atmospheric and psychological emphasis left an immediate impact in its wake (horror, film noir, and gothic cinema would all be shaped directly by it). But this diabolical tale nevertheless stands alone – now more mesmerising than.

Masters of Cinema 2014 Theatrical Teaser Trailer  http://youtu.be/hSzvBw7Dh5I

 

DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES including

– New high-definition presentation, from the extensive FWMS restoration

– Audio commentary by film historian David Kalat

– New video essay by film critic David Cairns

– PLUS: A 56-page booklet with new writing, reprints and rare archival imagery

 

Order Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari on Blu-ray!

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Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

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